From mind expansion to legalization, these celebrities aren’t shy about divulging opinions, recounting drug-addled stories, advocating for personal freedom, and talking cannabis culture. These are important topics. Our ability to have a consciousness expanding, even hallucinogenic, experience is incredibly profound. Where would we be without, well, drugs? Bill Maher puts it best here when he says, “If it weren’t for acid, you might not have an iPod. And you definitely wouldn’t have some of the best music in your iPod.” Carry on!
Morgan Freeman Talks Weed With Larry King
Bill Maher’s Entertaining Rant about Drugs
Comedian, television host, and political commentator Bill Maher is no stranger to pushing the drug conversation forward. In this video, Maher boasts that some of the most creative modern minds were admitted drug users. He goes on to say that side effects from substances like LSD pale in comparison to certain prescription medications given to children.
Chelsea Handler Does...Drugs
Steve Jobs on LSD
Steve Jobs credited recreational drug use for fueling his creativity: “Taking LSD was a profound experience, one of the most important things in my life. LSD shows you that there’s another side to the coin, and you can’t remember it when it wears off, but you know it. It reinforced my sense of what was important—creating great things instead of making money, putting things back into the stream of history and of human consciousness as much as I could.” Enjoy this LSD montage scene in the 2013 film Jobs, where Ashton Kutcher portrays Apple’s legendary co-founder.
Joe Rogan on Dimethyltryptamine (DMT)
Timothy Leary Advises You Turn On, Tune In, and Drop Out
Revolutionary psychologist and influential writer Timothy Leary is best known for advocating the use of psychedelic drugs for controlled, therapeutic purposes. In this rare recording from 1966, Leary quietly speaks about how drugs can be used as a tool for mind expansion and encourages the listener to define goals and strategies for the psychedelic generation.
The Beatles Describe Their Drug Experiences
President Obama on Legalizing Marijuana
In an interview with Vice founder Shane Smith, President Barack Obama discusses issues surrounding marijuana legalization. While making a case for re-examining current laws and the way the criminal justice system handles cases, he urges everyone to ask challenging questions regarding drug use and the effects legalization may have on those with substance abuse issues.