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Celebrities are speaking out in favor of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, whether it be robocalling Susan Sarandon or the famous folks featured on And they're not alone. Our friends at have spent years assembling a roster of the top 54 celeb stoners. Who are the most and least surprising entries on the list? Here are our top five picks in each category.

Fifth most surprising celebrity stoner: Anthony Bourdain

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Anthony Bourdain.
Bourdain is best known for getting high on food on programs such as No Reservations. But as Celeb Stoner points out, he partied hard in the '80s and '90s, as detailed in this excerpt from the 2000 book Kitchen Confidential: "We were high all the time, sneaking off to the walk-in refrigerator at every opportunity to 'conceptualize.' Hardly a decision was made without drugs. Cannabis, methaqualone, cocaine, LSD, psilocybin mushrooms soaked in honey and used to sweeten tea, secobarbital, tuinal, amphetamine, codeine and, increasingly, heroin, which we'd send a Spanish-speaking busboy over to Alphabet City to get in."

Fifth least surprising celebrity stoner: Matthew McConaughey

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Matthew McConaughey.
McConaughey may not have been cast in the movie Dazed and Confused because of his familiarity with kush, but it certainly didn't hurt. As Celeb Stoner notes, "the actor was arrested in Austin in 1999 for possessing marijuana and paraphernaila, and for playing loud music with fellow Dazed and Confused alum Cole Hauser. Observed banging the bongos naked, this made for amusing tabloid headlines. The pot charges were dropped, and he paid a $50 fine for the noise violation."

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I don't know if the creator of Doc Sportello would qualify for Most or Least, but Thomas Pynchon doubtless is acquainted with "That useful substance."

Alfredo Abad Jr.
Alfredo Abad Jr.

Most Surprising: The SKLZ / Least Suprising: the *cop*'s

Don Finley
Don Finley

Barry being a stoner isn't a surprise at all... look at his polices and lack of achievements.

Elizabeth Alan
Elizabeth Alan

hahahha .. you ain't play'in - it caused me to laugh and do a double take. It did not cross my mind at all, really. I bet he could use some just about now ;)

k2yeb topcommenter

Everclear is ok but weed is not. What a great country. 


Tony Bourdain?  A stoner?  Who'd have guessed that?!  I wouldn't rank him as far up the "least surprising" list as Willie Nelson or Snoop Lion, but he's clearly on that side of the page.


If you haven't read the book or heard him talk frequently on his show about how chefs are stoners or how he and his buddies used to get high as teenagers in New Jersey, there's always the Amsterdam episode of his show, where he talks about how it would be entirely against the network's company policy to show him consuming illegal substances in the coffeeshop he's visiting, and then there's a scene cut and he's obviously totally baked.


Amendment 64 = one ounce six plants no more doctor's visits

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Next up -- Celebrity Crackheads


Bill Yalch
Bill Yalch

Dude..........uhhhh Yeah...that whole ambassador thing?....uuuh...ain't nothin but a thang yo.....Let's like uuuum talk bout Jayzee or sumpin.

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