When it comes to marijuana-related scandals, here’s a list of celebrities who literally found themselves in the weeds:
Daughter of Premier of Ontario Doug Ford, Kyla unleashed an online storm for an Instagram post: “I’m staying warm & cozy inside with my soup that I have added @bodhi.naturals CBD hemp oil to,” said Ford, a holistic nutritionist and health coach. The post was accompanied by a video where she explained how to use the oil, along with a discount code for potential buyers.
The post landed her in the soup as according to the Canadian government, “hemp-based CBD products are not legal in Canada unless they come from a licensed producer,” The GrowthOp reported. Her account went temporarily offline and the post was later deleted.
In 1965, The Beatles released their single We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper, which fans believe was marijuana-inspired. The cops, meanwhile, were not.
John Lennon: In Oct. 1968, John Lennon and Yoko Ono were arrested at their home in London, England. “While Lennon was trying to get rid of the evidence, the police read a warrant through a bedroom window and then broke down the front door,” History reported. Cops found 200g of hashish, a cigarette-rolling machine with traces of marijuana, and half a gram of morphine, the report added.
George Harrison: In Mar. 1969, London police raided George and Pattie Harrison’s home forcing them to miss Paul and Linda McCartney’s wedding, which took place the same day. “The raid was conducted by Sgt. Norman Pilcher, who also busted John Lennon on drug charges the year before,” CBS News reported.
Paul McCartney: In Jan. 1980, McCartney spent nine days in jail when he was arrested for carrying 8 ounces of cannabis in Japan, a country with some of the strictest cannabis laws. “He was forced to clean his cell with a reed brush each morning and fold up his bedding and blanket before being allowed to wash and brush his teeth,” Daily Mail Online reported.
On Feb. 15, 2019, Billy Ray Cyrus posted a photo of his wife standing next to bags of weed. “Yes! Like I said yesterday @TishCyrus…. my how the times they are a changing #CrAzYMaMa,” the caption read.
Highlighting racial inequality, many found the post distasteful and pointed out that “many remain in prison on weed-related charges while privileged people like the Cyruses can be open about their marijuana use without consequence,” BuzzFeed reported.
The post despite backlash has not been removed.
Dazed and Confused, a 1993 film, might have made Matthew McConaughey a stoner icon. But it did nothing to save him from being arrested six years later.
The Oscar-winning star was dancing around naked and playing the drums at his Texas house when neighbours called the cops reporting a disturbance. Upon search, they “allegedly found a bowl filled with marijuana stems and seeds, a bong and a pipe,” Entertainment Tonight reported.
“My first call was to my mother,” McConaughey was quoted saying in Playboy. “I was feeling guilty because I was not raised to be in jail.”
Smoking cannabis at Ellen DeGeneres’ 60th birthday party didn’t go well for Jennifer Lawrence.
The Oscar-winner recalled going to the porta potty, where she ran into a woman Lawrence was convinced wanted to poop. As reported by Canoe, she said: “I went up to her and I was like, ‘Look, you gotta poop.’ And she was like, ‘No, I don’t. I don’t know why you’re saying that’.”
The situation escalated after the actor grabbed the woman “by the shoulders, shaking her, screaming, ‘You have to poop! You have to poop!’”
Snoop Dogg is a big fan of cannabis legalization in Canada. After all, his home country hasn’t been particularly forgiving of his misdeeds.
In Jan. 2012, Snoop, an entrepreneur and rapper, was arrested for carrying less than an ounce of weed in Texas. “He has a medical prescription for cannabis in California, his home state, but that doesn’t fly in Texas,” Rolling Stone reported. “The bus was stopped at a border control checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, the same town where Willie Nelson was busted for weed in 2010,” the report added.
Snoop ran out of luck even in Ohio when he was hit with marijuana possession charges in 2001 after two of his tour buses were pulled over for speeding.
Private plane carrying billionaire Alkiviades “Alki” David, along with actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Chase Ergen, son of Dish Network’s Charlie Ergen, was detained “on the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts after a search of his private jet yielded approximately £1 million of cannabis totalling approximately 5,000 plants, an unknown number of seeds and a variety other cannabis products,” The GrowthOp reported.
David is a member of the Leventis family. After a merger with Coca-Cola, the family’s net worth is now approximately £4.6 billion.