The Top 20 Classic Stoner Songs of All Time, Part 1

1. Legalize It - Peter Tosh (1976)

Legalize it/ Don't criticize it.

The lead track on Tosh's debut solo album after leaving the Wailers, Legalize Itsays it all. More than 40 years later Tosh's wish is starting to happen in U.S. states and countries around the world (even Jamaica decriminalized it). "Doctors smoke it," the Rasta sings. "Nurses smoke it/ Judges smoke it/ Even the lawyers too." Covered by Sublime (1995).

Also See: The Top Stoner Songs of All Time, Part 2

Parts of this article are excerpted from Pot Culture: The A-Z Guide to Stoner Language & Life by Steve Bloom and Shirley Halperin. 


Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.