15 Infamous Songs About Smoking Weed
Cannabis and music go together like peanut butter and jelly, making it undeniable that many of the world’s greatest tunes have hazy influences. Here are 15 infamous songs about smoking weed.
Cannabis and music go together like peanut butter and jelly, making it undeniable that many of the world’s greatest tunes have hazy influences. Whether it’s Rick James professing his love for Mary Jane or Snoop Dogg encouraging us to roll another, music is a dish best served with cannabis. The following are the best cannabis-infused songs of all time across all genres.
1. “Because I Got High” by Afroman
Any smoker worth their stripes knows this song mostly by heart. This 2001 song mainly focused on some of the negatives in Afroman’s life, which he contributed to smoking cannabis. In recent years, Afroman took the screen again for the company Weed Maps, sporting a groovy purple suit and telling the world the positives of cannabis. Check it here.
2. “Young, Wild and Free” by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa
This was the anthem of 2011 by Snoop and Wiz after releasing their movie Mac and Devin Go to High School (one of the best weed movies of all time). After the release, the song was given a clean edit for the radio which changed the hook from “So what we get drunk, so what we smoke weed” to “So what we get drunk, so what we don’t sleep.” Pft.
3. “Mary Jane’’ by Rick James
This song was released by Rick James in 1978, one of his first popular tracks. This song has an awesome 70’s feel for anyone looking for a groovy smoke song.
4. “Rainy Day Women no. 12 & 35” by Bob Dylan
This song was the first track on the album Blonde on Blonde released in the mid-60s. The noticeable chorus sings, “Everybody must get stoned,” which would be tame today in 2015 but made this song controversial labeling it as a “Drug Song.”
5. “Next Episode” by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg
A classic collaboration between Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre — one of many but probably the most famous. “No Stems, No Seeds, No Sticks!”
6. “Tommy Chong” by Blue Scholars
A relatively unknown song by the Seattle-based group Blue Scholars featuring the now famous Macklemore rapping his personal cannabis experience. This song brilliantly outlines the history of cannabis.
7. “Legalize It” by Peter Tosh
This reggae hit is another classic smoke song known by most in cannabis culture. The song was written because Tosh felt he was victim of unfair treatment by local authorities after pushing for cannabis reform.
8. “6:30” by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa
Another track from Mac and Devin Go to High School, this catchy tune talks about the smoking weed lifestyle. “King-size papes, stuffed full of trees.” Awwww yeah.
9. “Let’s Go Get Stoned” by Ray Charles
Who doesn’t love Ray Charles? Every time that man tells us to get stoned in that glorious voice, we can’t help but oblige.
10. “Who Says” by John Mayer
John Mayer asks, “Who says I can’t get stoned? Turn off the lights and the telephone, me in my house alone, Who says I can’t get stoned?” Preach!
11. “Roll Another One” by Neil Young
This song was released by Neil Young in 1975 on the album “Tonight’s the Night”. You should probably roll another one and listen to this track.
12. “How to Roll a Blunt” by Redman
Pay attention, Redman has some important lessons to teach.
13. “Smoke The Weed” by Snoop Lion
Whether Snoop calls himself a rapper or reggae artist in 2015 is his own business. However, you can’t say that his love of cannabis hasn’t followed his career across genres.
14. “Puff The Magic Dragon” by Peter Paul & Mary
We all have that one friend who has a bong or pipe named “Puff the Magic Dragon.” This song is as much part of cannabis culture as tie dye and heart shaped glasses.
15. “Express Yourself” by N.W.A.
Comically, Dr. Dre, the artist behind the iconic album “The Chronic” raps in this song about how marijuana gives you brain damage. We can only assume that he eventually met Snoop Dogg who showed him down the right path.
These are just 15 of the many marijuana-made tracks out there. Are there any others that you want to see up here? Let us know!
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