Now that marijuana legalization is a reality in states such as Colorado and Washington, there’s a momentum across the nation to make use of the green leaf legal. On the red carpet at the 2014 Grammy Awards this past Sunday, several stars weighed in on the weed debate with some surprising answers from some.
VIBE was in attendance at the big show and they got to chat with some of the celebrities present. Although asking folks about the controversial topic might have seemed bold, there were many who saw the benefit of legalizing marijuana.
Gary Clark Jr., fresh off a Grammy win for Best Traditional R&B Performance, was the first to weigh in.
“Bob Marley said that the herb is the healing of the nation, I don’t disagree,” he shared. Crooner Mayor Hawthorne followed with a humorous moment, saying “I’m trying to get in on it. I’m trying to start my own Mayor-juana brand.”
Juicy J and Project Pat chimed in as well, getting right to the point with their opinions. “I think it should be legal everywhere. It don’t do nothing to you but make you got to sleep so whatever, said the Stay Tripper rapper. Project Pat added, “It should have been legalized it. We all know cigarettes more addictive, so come on.”
YMCMB boss Birdman didn’t add much save for saying he’d like to see marijuana become legal in his hometown of New Orleans and his adopted city of Miami. However, label signee Paris Hilton had a bit more to say.
“I think some people need it, and they need it for medical reasons and they should be able to get it no matter where they lived,” said Hilton.
Hit the jump to see more from Salaam Remi, Scoop Deville, Kid Frost, Mack Maine, and “Uncle” Charlie Wilson’s hilarious reply regarding marijuana legalization.