From Cheryl Fernandez-Versini to Rihanna, quite a few celebrities have smoked cannabis
Barack Obama, Rihanna and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini have smoked cannabis in the past (Picture: Getty)
Cannabis is once again in the spotlight, with Channel 4 documentary Drugs Live investigating the effects of the drug.
Jon Snow and Jennie Bond both got stoned in the name of science, with Snow admitting he found the experience more terrifying than being in Gaza.
The presenter also reeled off a list of celebs who’ve admitted to smoking cannabis, with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Barack Obama among the well-known names to have enjoyed a spliff in the past.
In fact, quite a few celebrities have taken the drug.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini
Cheryl revealed in her autobiography that she smoked cannabis as a teenager, and even smoked in front of her mum.
However, the death of her friend John Courtney and her brother’s battles with addiction have influenced her current anti-drugs stance.
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Barack Obama
The president of the United States has openly admitted to smoking cannabis when he was younger.
Last year, while discussing the possible legalisation of marijuana, he said: ‘As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life.
He added: ‘I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.’
Prince Harry
In 2002 Prince Harry spent the day at a rehabilitation clinic after it emerged the then 17-year-old had been smoking cannabis and drinking alcohol.
He did not publicly comment at the time, with a spokesman simply saying: ‘This is a serious matter which was resolved within the family, and is now in the past and closed.’
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Boris Johnson
The London mayor has confessed to taking cannabis and cocaine during his time at university, but has expressed concern over drug taking among young people now.
He told Janet Street-Porter in 2008: ‘The stuff you and I may have smoked is not the same as what the kids are having now.
‘I think skunk and this stuff is very, very dangerous.’
Justin Bieber
The 21-year-old singer has been linked to the drug quite a few times, although he hasn’t publicly spoken about it.
In February 2014 it was alleged that Justin and his entourage had smoked so much weed on a plane the pilots had been forced to wear masks to avoid inhaling. No charges were brought.
Rihanna
Rihanna is a well-known cannabis user, regularly posting images of herself smoking the drug online as well as wearing outfits emblazoned with marijuana leaves.
The singer is also a strong advocate for the legalisation of cannabis.
Paul McCartney
McCartney has smoked cannabis since his Beatles heyday, but revealed in 2012 that he’d quit for the sake of his youngest daughter.
He told Rolling Stone: ‘When you’re bringing up a youngster, your sense of responsibility does kick in, if you’re lucky, at some point.
‘Enough’s enough – you just don’t seem to think it’s necessary.’
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Miley Cyrus
Another prominent weed fan, Miley even smoked a joint on stage at the EMAs in 2013.
She has also suggested it’s less harmful than tobacco, telling fans at one gig: ‘Weed has never killed anybody. You guys know that, right?
‘So instead of smoking your cigarettes, why don’t you guys just roll a fat joint?’
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has spoken repeatedly about her love of cannabis, saying it assists the creative process as well as helping her relax.
She told Alan Carr’s Chatty Man: ‘The thing that I fell in love with about it is that I completely forget that I’m famous. I totally forget about it all.
‘I take a puff and I’m me when I was 17 again in my white gogo boots looking for a job and there’s something quite creative and liberating about that.’
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Megan Fox
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star has been open about her cannabis use, supporting legalisation of the drug.
She once told GQ: ‘I can’t tell you how much bulls**t I’ve been through because I will openly say that I smoke weed.
‘People look at it like it’s this crazy, hippy, f**ked up thing to do. And it’s not. I hope they legalise it.’