Weed: The Top Ten Texas Stoners of All Time
The 82nd session of the august Texas Legislature will no doubt end as all the others have, without decriminalizing marijuana even for medical use. (We're just going out on a limb here with this prediction.)
Matthew McConaughey possibly has experimented
More and more states seem to be getting on the weed bandwagon, but Texas will not likely be in the forefront. Which is odd, because Texas has produced some of the great stoners of our time.
We're not saying the people on this list have used marijuana, because that would mean they'd be breaking the law and there is no way they would do something like that. And even if they did -- which we're not saying they did -- their inclusion here doesn't mean that they (theoretically) have smoked prodigious amounts of the drug. Sometimes you just have to have the proper attitude.
10. Matthew McConaughey
If the words "naked bongo playing" don't suggest being high, then McConaughey just has some very odd ideas on entertaining himself.
9. Ricky Williams
Ann Richards: What's she hiding in that hair?
The Longhorns' star running back has had a checkered NFL career, due in part to his love of pot. He retired from the league at one point after failing a number of drug tests, and went to study alternative holistic medicine, which is a sure-fire way to give up weed. He's not exactly the only UT football player to have public trouble with marijuana, but he's the poster boy.
8. Erykah Badu
The sexy Dallas singer once announced she was coming out with her own brand of rolling papers. Of course, she later clarified in an interview:
I read something online that said that you had plans to come out with your own line of rolling papers? Can you confirm?
I don't know anything about that. I plead the Fifth . . . Those were not rolling papers. Those were, ah, papers used to put around hair rollers. Hair rolling papers. Rumor dispelled.
7. Ann Richards
By the time she hit the big time, Ann Richards was famously a recovering alcoholic who acknowledged a hard-living past. But in the 1990 gubernatorial primary against Attorney General Jim Mattox, she refused to answer any questions about whether she had ever smoked pot. That campaign now seems silly, with huge-headline allegations that Mattox had been seen smoking marijuna twice, and Richards having been witnessed doing it. Hey, it was Austin in the `70s, man. The second-hand smoke just living a normal life there would have been enough to get you stoned.