A new survey sought to find out North American’s attitudes about marijuana. The survey included the perennial favorite question: If you could share a marijuana session with anyone, who would it be?
Perhaps not surprisingly, the list is topped by rapper – and big time legalized marijuana supporter – Snoop Dogg.
And just as non-surprising, not many would want to share a cannabis moment with President Donald Trump – which is just as well, as he says he’s never tried it.
The survey, conducted by marketing research firm PSB for the website Civilized, looked to get details on the views of both Americans and Canadians on marijuana legalization. They also asked, “If you could smoke a joint with a celebrity, who would it be?”
The Celebrity Favorites
Snoop Dogg came out on top, with 35 percent of Americans and 35 percent of Canadians saying he is their top pick. That’d probably come as welcome news to the rapper, who has been a supporter of marijuana about as long as he has been in the celebrity spotlight.
The other favorites included the following.
Willie Nelson. The legendary singer and songwriter got 19 percent of the American vote and 15 percent of the Canadian vote. Like Snoop Dog, Nelson has long been a cannabis advocate and even has his own brand of marijuana.
Tommy Chong. Good to know Tommy Chong is still on everyone’s radar. A trailblazer in moving marijuana into mainstream culture as part of a comedy duo with Cheech Marin in the 1970s and early 1980s, Chong also has been a strong proponent for legalizing cannabis. Nine percent of Canadians voted for Chong (he’s originally from Canada), while 8 percent of Americans picked him.
Barack Obama. How about this? A former president ranks near the top of the list. Nearly 1 in 10 Americans picked Obama, propelling him to No. 4. Obama was always upfront about his use of marijuana while younger, but if you really want to have a joint with him you are out of luck – he gave it up years ago.
Justin Trudeau. It has to say something about the coolness of elected officials (well, some of them) if two are in the top 5 on this list. Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, is seeking to get marijuana legalized at the national level for both medical and recreational use. While Trudeau said he has tried marijuana, he never became a fan.
The rest of the list includes Bob Marley (kind of impossible, as he has been dead since 1981), Trump, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Woody Harrelson, Seth Rogen and Cheech Marin.