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Top 4 advocates for marijuana in the music world   

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Days are coming when you can smoke weed openly on the street without cops harassing you. A popular Tacoma marijuana store has seen exponential growth in Washington due to recreational legalization.  Colorado and Washington are the only two places in the world which have a regulated system for pot sales to adults more than 21 years of age. Medical marijuana sales are common in the U.S. now. In the past, the musicians have been shy about smoking weed. But now they are announcing about the habit in public. Here are top 4 advocates of marijuana in the music world.

Sting


Sting is a philanthropist and author of many soft rock classics. Sting has spoken about the consumption of marijuana and supports the notion that people who need medical marijuana can treat various diseases.

Melissa Etheridge


She helped in the medical marijuana approval in New York State. She mostly speaks about medical marijuana. According to her, medical marijuana is good stuff so people must be allowed to buy it without breaking the law.

Jack Black


He is a musician and a comedian. He wrote many funny pot songs showing his support of the drug.  He was part of the advisory board for the Marijuana Policy Project.

Alanis Morissette


She is a supporter of weed and has mentioned in her interviews how pot can positively influence creativity. Many of her music were inspired from smoking weed. She mentioned that marijuana helps her in writing songs.

These musicians have declared their habit of smoking weed public. They support the fact that medical marijuana is very helpful and weed can help in creative activities.

5 music genres that have been affected by marijuana

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Marijuana can bridge the gaps between languages, beliefs, cultures, traditions and music genres. Different styles of music appeal to different people, but one thing that remains common is marijuana. You will find a citation of marijuana in lyrics, and you will even see singers with marijuana at the concerts. Here are some popular music genres that have been influenced by marijuana.

Country

Country music is often associated with drinking beer or whiskey. Now weed references are also made in country music. Many famous country singers smoke marijuana.

Electronica

Electronica came into the modern form in 1980. It has a close relationship with mind altering things. Many electronica artists like ASAP Rocky and Daft Punk are known to smoke weed. The lyrics of electronica music have reference to weeds.

Folk

The folk music relationship with marijuana was prevalent in the 70s. The folk artists were not ashamed to reveal their dependence on weed. There is even a popular folk song called ‘Marijuana.’

Hip Hop

Hip hop artists are among the most who smoke marijuana. Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, and others can be named. Wiz Khalifa even has his line of rolling papers. Lil’ Wayne has a song named ‘Pussy Money Weed.’ Hip hop has a very close connection to marijuana.

Jazz

In the 19th century, the jazz music was used as a means to illustrate the dangers associated with marijuana. A country where racism and ignorance were the norms, jazz musicians used to paint a portrait of over sexualized maniacs. But the jazz musicians were not responsible for making marijuana illegal. Like other people, these musicians used to smoke weed. Jazz musician Louis Armstrong released a song named ‘Muggles’ which is a slang term for marijuana.

Marijuana has been a part of the musicians of many genres from very early years. They smoke weed for encouragement, energy, and creativity. In many parts of the world, smoking weed is legal. It is now very common for musicians to smoke weed; it inspires their music to a great extent.

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Many musicians have mentioned marijuana as an important element to their creative process. Louie Armstrong was the first musician who made his use of marijuana public. Many musicians today consider marijuana as their friend and drive to create something new.