Celebrities who Gave Up Smoking Weed

Find Out Why These Celebs Ditched The Green For Good

 You’ve seen those “celebrities are just like us” segments on television or in magazines – but you’ve probably never seen one like this. Some of the world’s biggest stars have had stoner phases. Whether they use it to relax after the gruelling filming schedules, or they’re trying to awaken their creativity, we raise a joint to these celebs – even if they gave up cannabis long ago.

Paul McCartney


As a member of the Beatles, one of the world’s most historically popular musical acts, we’re sure Paul McCartney smoked a ton of dope. In fact, he’s had several run-ins with the law over cannabis possession. In one case, he was caught smuggling 218 grams of weed in a Japanese airport, which landed him in jail for nine days. Ironically, the arrest reportedly set McCartney back $420,000.

At age 70, McCartney said he gave up weed long ago, adding that he’d rather devote attention to parenting.

Natalie Portman


 There’s a lot you may not know about Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman. The Black Swan star graduated from Harvard University in 2003 with a degree in psychology. At the time, she had a starring role in one of the biggest film franchises of all time – Star Wars. In a Saturday Night Live sketch, she once jokingly rapped, “When I was in Harvard, I smoked weed everyday” – but that might not have been a joke.

Portman told the press that she smoked weed in college, but gave it up upon graduation. Still, she wasn’t afraid to associate herself with the plant, as she had a role in the 2011 stoner fantasy comedy, Your Highness.

Brad Pitt


 Long-time fans of Brad Pitt will remember that he had a long history with cannabis. The plant became a huge part of Pitt’s image in the 1990s after he starred in Quentin Tarantino’s True Romance. Pitt became a total stoner that decade, once claiming that his marriage to Jennifer Aniston caused him to turn to pot – he later apologized for that comment.

Though he still advocates for fair legalization of cannabis, he doesn’t use it anymore.

Willie Nelson


 Wait—really? It’s true. The country singer’s name is almost synonymous with pot, but all good things come to an end.

“I have abused my lungs quite a bit in the past,” he recently told a reporter, “so breathing is a little more difficult these days and I have to be careful. I don’t smoke anymore.”

Like many other cannabis fanatics, Nelson has pivoted towards using vapes and edibles to get high. Cannabis will still hold a special place in the “Always On My Mind” singer’s heart, though. He’s the co-chair of the advisory board for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.