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35 Celebrities Who Smoke Pot

Over the weekend, a picture of Michael Phelps smoking a bong was made public. What’s the big deal? It’s not like he’s the first (or last) celeb to toke.

This morning on The View, Elisabeth Hasselbeck was all bent out of shape about Phelps’ bong hit, giving the tired spiel about how he’s a role model and he’s setting a bad example, blah blah blah. She went on to claim that since he’s willing to use illegal drugs to have a good time, maybe he’s open to using illegal drugs to advance his career, as though weed is a gateway drug to steroids or something. Whoopi shot her down pretty quickly, and admitted to enjoying pot.

Elisabeth’s argument hinged on the fact that Phelps accepts money to endorse products. One of those is Rosetta Stone, the language-learning software, which is just about one of the most sedentary activities a stoner could enjoy, aside from watching The Wizard of Oz on mute while playing The Dark Side of the Moon. (I should know, since I’ve been using the program to learn Spanish.) His other sponsors, like Omega and Speedo, totally don’t give a shit .

And they shouldn’t, because it’s silly – in my opinion, anyway – to pass judgment on those who take part in something as innocuous as pot smoking, which many believe is lot less harmful for one’s body than alcohol. Besides, despite the fact that it’s technically illegal, so many people smoke weed recreationally that it’s not all that taboo. Here’s a list of celebrities who have either been caught smoking marijuana, or admit willingly to doing so.

Over the weekend, a picture of Michael Phelps smoking a bong was made public. What's the big deal? It's not like he's the first (or last) celeb to toke.