In honor of today’s annual cannabis celebration, SOHH reached out to herbal lover Curren$y to find out what three celebrities he wants to roll up with for the special occasion.
Curren$y’s list included on-screen pot head Richard “Cheech” Marin and retired five-time NBA champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
“I would want to f*cking smoke with Cheech Marin,” Curren$y told SOHH. “I would want to smoke with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. I don’t know if he really smokes but it would be tight. I bet he has the best stories about the NBA. The last person I’d pick is [stand-up comedienne] Sandra Bernhard. She’s like Andrew Dice Clay. I don’t know where she is right now but I remember once she was doing an HBO special and took her shirt off and that was pretty tight.” (SOHH)
Last year, rapper Devin the Dude talked to SOHH about modifying marijuana usage punishments.
“I’m very much for, at the very least, the decriminalization of weed. I wouldn’t mind it being legal, but if the powers that be could at least decriminalize the punishment [for weed possession], I think it will be a lot better. I think it will help the nation a lot more than it will hurt it. I also think you could profit off of it too, medically and financially. And especially with getting the laws changed so that people wouldn’t have to miss weeks of work and mess up their whole schedule because there’s weed involved or with people having police kicking in doors and doing all kinds of crazy stuff because of a type of grass.” (SOHH Guest Star)
Last month, Def Jam’s Rick Ross was arrested for marijuana possession.
Big night for the coppers down in Shreveport, LA — rapper Rick Ross and Philadelphia Eagles star Jason Peters were both arrested last night in separate incidents. First, let’s talk about Ross — according to police, he was busted last night for possession of marijuana. Cops say they detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from his hotel room and when policeinvestigated, they spotted approximately a gram of it in plain view. (TMZ)
Today marks the annual debate on the drug’s legalization.
420, 4:20 and 4/20 are all pot smoker code for lighting up, and each April 20 (get it?) crowds gather in cities across the U.S. to celebrate cannabis and push for laws okaying its use. Some toke for pleasure, others for better health. But what’s the truth about “medical marijuana?” On one side of the debate are those who see pot as a near-miracle drug with benefits for a wide range of ailments, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, chronic pain, and neurological disorders. On the other are those who insist that scientific evidence to support these claims is iffy – and that the push to legalize marijuana across the country is just an excuse potheads use to keep themselves out of jail. (CBS News)
Check out some recent Curren$y footage below: