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The Stars Who Want to Legalize Marijuana?

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood November 4, 2010 at 1:39AM

Which stars favor the legalization of marijuana? Here's a look, courtesy of The Daily Beast, at celebs who either vocally or inadvertently have been associated with (thanks, paparazzi) the mary jane. They range from venerable Morgan Freeman (who called it "God's own weed") and Prince Harry to Justin Timberlake and Zach Galifianakis, who pointedly smoked a joint on Bill Maher's talk show (see below).
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Which stars favor the legalization of marijuana? Here's a look, courtesy of The Daily Beast, at celebs who either vocally or inadvertently have been associated with (thanks, paparazzi) the mary jane. They range from venerable Morgan Freeman (who called it "God's own weed") and Prince Harry to Justin Timberlake and Zach Galifianakis, who pointedly smoked a joint on Bill Maher's talk show (see below).

TDB adds: Maher, Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Sarah Silverman, Mischa Barton, Michael Phelps, Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Joss Stone, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Kimora Lee Simmons, Lil Wayne, and Kirsten Dunst. What about Jeff Bridges and Sam Rockwell? Just asking.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.