We all have a story of how weed helped to spark a friendship. That’s just the natural effect of this magical herb: it brings people together (all people). You see, weed doesn’t care about fame and fortune, it cares about you and your friends. It wants to be shared between strangers to form lifelong bonds and to bring old friends back together again. No exceptions. Not even for celebrities.
Seth Rogen and Waka Flocka Flame
Back in 2014, Waka Flocka Flame was in need of a helping hand. A hand that could roll the best blunts you’ve ever seen. So he took to his Instagram in search of his own personal blunt roller and offered a salary of $50,000 a year.
— Waka Flocka (@WakaFlocka) September 17, 2014
“All resumes must be sent on rolling paper or blunts,” the New York-born rapper tweeted. He received more than 60,000 applications, because who wouldn’t want this job? It didn’t take long for rolling guru Seth Rogen to respond with a simple “#icanroll Hit me up.”
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) September 16, 2014
Of course, Seth was a natural choice for the job. It only took three days for Waka Flocka to make up his mind when he posted an image of his face photoshopped on James Franco’s body from Pineapple Express.
— Waka Flocka (@WakaFlocka) September 18, 2014
Snoop Dogg and Sublime
Let’s be real, these two legends were bound to come together at some point. Tearing up the early 90s music scene in Long Beach, California, Snoop and Sublime were both known for their love of the herb. Exactly what went down behind the scenes between Snoop and Sublime remains a mystery. Some even doubt whether they ever set foot in the same studio.
But they most definitely did, and the proof is a remix of Sublime’s “Doin’ Time” featuring Snoop Dogg. It was released after Bradley Nowell’s death on the box set Everything Under the Sun in which Snoop sings the hook and the third verse.
Summertime on the grind, still down for mine
Ain’t no quittin’, hard hittin’ with the homie Sublime
Worldwide, small world, boy, girl, you got to deal with this
Precious in your profession, we’re stressin’, that’s the lesson
I don’t practice Santeria, but I’m a G
Comin’ from that mad ass L.B.C
Three, two, one
One, two, three
We all qualified to represent the L.B.C
Bill Murray and Chevy Chase
These two National Lampoon comedy icons weren’t always friends. They even had an infamous backstage brawl just before Chase was set to go on stage to host Saturday Night Live. Chase had left SNL for a film career and returned to host an episode of the third season as an “asshole,” according to Murray.
A little over a year later, in the Fall of 1979, weed played a tiny part in bringing the two back together. Chase was woken up at 3 AM by a frantic knocking at the door of his Florida hotel room. It was Bill Murray, now his co-star on Caddy Shack, and he was looking for weed. In a deleted scene for the documentary Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead, Chase remembers the story saying:
“I was sleeping and there was a banging on my door, I think it was Bill and maybe Brian Doyle-Murray… there were a couple of them. I don’t mean a couple of Murrays necessarily, although there are like 11 of them, which is way more than we need.”
When Chase answered that he didn’t have any weed, the hunt was on. They went down the hall to Rodney Dangerfield’s room where they picked up what Chase describes as “a sandwich bag of basically just seeds,” but they still smoked it and are friends to this day.
James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jason Segel
James Franco and Seth Rogen have been making us laugh since their earliest days roaming the halls of William McKinley High School as Freaks and Geeks. Today the two seem absolutely inseparable. In a 2014 interview with the New York Times, Franco even admitted to writing poems about their friendship.
When asked about their friendship, Franco recalled the days when he and Seth would chill at Jason Segel’s house and go over the Freaks and Geeks scripts. When there wasn’t much to rehearse, they would just fuck off, watch Stanley Kubrick movies and smoke weed.
“There was a period where Seth, Jason [Segel] and I all went to Jason’s house,” Franco remembered, “and they would sit at one end of the room and smoke weed.”
After the show, Rogen and Franco had a falling out and the two went years without speaking to each other.
“There was a point where most people on the show didn’t like me because I took myself too seriously,” Franco said. “I thought I was Marlon Brando or something.”
Luckily in 2008, Franco was reeled back into the group by producer and mutual friend Judd Apatow for Pineapple Express. He and Seth were reunited again to create a stoner-film classic and they’ve been stoner friends—in real life—again ever since.