Since Colorado and Washington legalized the recreational use of marijuana, the push to legalize the substance on both a medicinal and non-medicinal level has gone into overdrive. Pot is making headlines these days and what could possibly be the most affirming show of support for the marijuana lobby comes from The New York Times, whose editorial board is publishing a series advocating for its legalization, likening the current drug laws to Prohibition.
Marijuana is trending everywhere, and folks are becoming increasingly more open about their use of the herb. A Colorado pot-themed wedding covered in The New York Times recently made headlines — the bride carried a bouquet flourished with marijuana leaves while the groom and his men rocked cannabis leaf boutonnieres. Oh, and included in party favors for the guests? A joint and weed-infused lip balm. Just this month, New York State legalized the use of medicinal marijuana. This year, President Obama publicly stated that pot wasn’t any more dangerous than alcohol.
But although legalization seems to have tremendous support from the public, the image of marijuana users as being ungroomed schlubs is still at large. But not all pot smokers are rolling around in tie-dye T-shirts and paint-splattered khakis! You can smoke herb and still have an appreciation for fashion. Just ask these next 8 sartorial stars, who admittedly love to toke, but also love to turn it out in the fashion department.
CFDA Fashion Icon and out-and-proud stoner, Rihanna has never made her love of blunts a secret. She regularly posted photos of her burning down with her pals (or even solo) to Instagram — pictures that are now lost since she was banned from the social media platform. R.I.P. @badgalriri.
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Miley has been very open about how much she uses marijuana. The Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 campaign star and style muse even surprised Wiz Khalifa with how much she indulges. "I don't know. She's younger so it's different. Every five minutes she kept being like, 'Wiz, you don't have a joint rolled? What's up?'" he dished in an interview with Arsenio Hall.
It's no secret that Cara, model and celebrity BFF, loves to party and when she does, she enjoys a little herbal refreshment. Besides tweeting 420 greetings, she was spied at an Amsterdam coffee shop with fellow stoner Miley late last year, and we're guessing they didn't meet there for coffee. And who could forget the photos that surfaced earlier this year of a teenaged Cara burning with her friends? Old habits die hard, we guess.
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A$AP's made public his love of Raf Simons and Rick Owens, as well as his stoner status. He paired with fellow pothead Rihanna for his uber stylish "Fashion Killa" music video. According to the rapper, working with the Bajan songstress was great: "Rihanna is a pothead and so am I, so we're real cool."
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Rita's certainly got a busy schedule — designers have been clamoring for a piece of her as of late, scoring her deals with Adidas, DKNY, Roberto Cavalli, Superga and other brands. But homegirl also likes to toke a little to relax. She's tweeted her share of 420 greetings, and considering the company she keeps, there's no doubt she loves to burn. Just ask Snoop Lion, with whom she shared a blunt in 2013.
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A poster girl for all-American classic style and 90s hair icon, Jennifer doesn't call herself a pothead, but sure loves to toke every so often. "I enjoy it once in a while. There is nothing wrong with that," she told Rolling Stone.
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