Hollywood has had a long history with Mary Jane. Through the ages, some of our biggest celebrities have toed the line between keeping their usages secrets and coming right out in support of legalization.
However, a few famous folks have found themselves in hot water for their love of weed. They probably want to keep their busts secrets, but where would be the fun in that?
When Clinton was running for president as the governor of Arkansas, he admitted to experimenting with marijuana once or twice while he was in England as a Rhodes Scholar.
The best part of this scandal was his caveat that he "didn't inhale." Obviously, the technicality worked as Clinton went on to a two-term presidency.
That loveable goofball from "Gilligan's Island" was apparently so goofy for a reason. In 1998, Denver was busted for receiving a package full of 35 grams of weed at his home.
Since the package was delivered by a drug enforcement task officer, there wasn't a whole lot of wiggle room for the case. Still, Denver was very cooperative and received only six months of probation.
I inhaled frequently. That was the point.
Unlike Clinton, our current president totally fessed up to his youthful dalliances. He was also elected president. In other words, presidential candidates, if you're reading, go out there and get yourselves some bongs if you want to make it to the White House.
Fresh off a gold-medal sweep in the 2008 Summer Olympics, Phelps was deservedly ready to party. Unfortunately for him, he didn't realize how popular he had become and was photographed ripping a bong.
Phelps apologized almost immediately for his "regrettable" behavior. If those Subway commercials we see all the time are any indication, the incident didn't do too much harm to his endorsement deals.
The Governator got his start as a bodybuilder, a part of Arnie's life that is well chronicled in the movie "Pumping Iron." Near the end of the movie, Arnie is chilling backstage with an "Arnold Is Numero Uno" T-shirt on, lounging on a couch and enjoying a joint.
There have been plenty of politicians who have admitted to smoking, but Arnie is one of the few who has been documented in the act.
Galifianakis lit up a joint in the middle of a conversation during a 2010 taping of "Real Time with Bill Maher." The stunt was Galifianakis' way of making a point about Prop 19, the law up for consideration at the time that allows you to grow 25 square feet of marijuana.
After taking a couple puffs of the joint, the comedian then offered it up to his fellow panel members. No one else inhaled, but the others did smell the joint to confirm it was real before the show continued on, unabated.
In 2010, a video surfaced of what appeared to be Hannah Montana's evil twin taking a huge bong rip. Once she exhales, Cyrus starts asking questions like, "Is that me tripping?" amid uncontrollable giggle fits.
Miley's reps apparently brokered a bunch of shady back-alley deals to confiscate all copies of the video and also floated the rumor Cyrus was smoking the legal herb Salvia.
Everything was not "all right, all right, all right" in 1999 when a noise complaint in Matthew McConaughey's hometown in Texas got ugly. According to the cops, there was weed in the house where McConaughey was found naked and dancing around his bongos.
McConaughey posted $1,000 bail after a night in jail and eventually had the drug charge dropped, resulting in a slap-on-the-wrist $50 fine.
Morris had over 3,000 yards rushing in the NFL but gained much more fame for his off-the-field activities.
Morris spent 89 days in jail for marijuana possession in 1998, and things only got worse from there. Morris admitted to attempting to distribute 220 pounds of marijuana from the time he got out of jail to the time he got caught again in 2000. He served three years in prison (part of it for parole violations) but finally seems to have cleaned up his act.
The pretty boy from "Gossip Girl" was found rolling a joint in a bar parking lot in Texas. The star cut a deal to perform 24 hours of community service and report to a probation officer monthly.
Vick ran into trouble at the Miami airport when security noticed the Pro Bowler trying to carry his water bottle through a checkpoint. There was a secret compartment in the bottle housing "a small, dark particulate" that had the odor of marijuana.
After lab results, Vick was cleared to live a free life of luxury. Until, y'know, that whole despicable dog-abuse thing.
This post originally appeared on Weedhorn.