Famous fathers who love marijuana

In honor of Father’s Day, we felt it appropriate to shout out to some of pop culture’s most famous marijuana misters.

Maybe they smoke now. Maybe they did it in the past. Maybe they have passed. Whatever the case we say right on right on right on to these pro-pot patriarchs.

1. Mr. Branson
Richard Branson doesn’t mince words when it comes to his thoughts on the war on drugs. He has even smoked marijuana with his (grown) son. Has his use affected his children?  Well, “Breaking the Taboo,” a film by said son – producer Sam Branson — might answer that question.

2. Mr. Stewart
Jon Stewart first came to my attention by way of “Half Baked,” and boy am I glad of it. He once admitted to the large number of scripts he’s written while high to actor Seth Rogen on his own nightly newscast, “The Daily Show” – though who knows if he still enjoys a hit now-a-days.

3. Mr. Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger made waves as an openly pro-marijuana politician in California. The Governator even helped lower the punishment for being caught with less than an ounce of weed. And watching a young Arnie take a hit off a joint sure makes me want to roll one up.

4. Mr. Silverstein
Shel Silverstein is best known as the author of offbeat children’s books. Did you know he also wrote “A Boy Named Sue,” made famous by Johnny Cash? Silverstein penned several other songs in his day, and while he is no longer around to confirm or deny his marijuana use, I think this little ditty (and this one entitled “The Great Smokeoff”) speak volumes in his absence.

5. Mr. Sagan
Carl Sagan, the multidisciplined scientist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, once wrote and published his experiences with marijuana — under an assumed name, Professor X. It wasn’t until 1999, years after Sagan’s death, that the true identity of Professor X was revealed.

Read about 10 more famous pot-smoking dads at the Denver Post: http://www.thecannabist.co/2014/06/14/fathers-day-famous-dads-who-love-marijuana/13830/