Weed: The Top Ten Texas Stoners of All Time

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Matthew McConaughey possibly has experimented
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.)

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.

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Ann Richards: What's she hiding in that hair?
9. Ricky Williams
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.

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Gary Packwood
Gary Packwood

Decriminalizing marijuana would throw a wrench into the pot-growing community here in Texas.

Corporate farms that grow the stuff would put the small business pot-growing and distributing guy out of business almost over night.

Where does the Texas pot crop rank for all crops? #3 or #4?

MASSMURDERMEDIA
MASSMURDERMEDIA

generally acknowledged as a raging booze hound, sam houston was also known to have indulged in opium.

Mel Sharkskin
Mel Sharkskin

You left out -- perhaps wisely for legal reasons -- the Houstonian son of one of the sainted Mercury Seven Astronauts (who happened to share dad's name. His weed and hash were famous in the early '70s among Houston hippies, and we thought nothing of driving all the way to Austin (where he more or less attended UT) just to get a little taste. It seems that Spaceman Jr. used his dad's State Dept. immunity to cop in exotic locales, and then to avoid pesky customs inspections, his luggage being considered a diplomatic pouch as well as an oversized stash box.

And dare we even mention the beloved Houston TV personality '70s, '80s an '90s whose appetites for Bolivian Marching Powder was the stuff of fable, though fable it most certainly was not. To his credit, he took his humiliation like a man, and emerged from a posh Houston rehab clean by all accounts.

CR
CR

"Do you want your little kid, to say, 'Hey daddy, President Bush tried marijuana; I think I will?'" said Bush on the tapes. "That's the message we've been sending out. I wouldn't answer the marijuana question."

He can admit to being a alcoholic til age 40, but couldn't bring himself to admit to using pot because then the question would be "when did you quit using marijuana, and what's the worst that happened to you while using marijuana compared to alcohol?" Oh yeah, I'm sure he found God real quick in 1986 when Laura threatened to take the kids and leave him for good if he didn't quit boozing.

big red
big red

Erykah BaduThe sexy Dallas singer

WTF. That is the homeliest thing on the planet.

trose
trose

Why the hell is there a need to be so cagey about this? It's no secret Ed Brandon had issues, he's admitted it. Idiot people want to seem like they're in some exclusive circle.

Big Tex
Big Tex

It's time to get over that Bush hate now.

H_e_x
H_e_x

Says the runway model, I'm sure.

Big Tex
Big Tex

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder it would seem.

H_e_x
H_e_x

Even the most discerning eye would agree that she is attractive. There is opinion, and there is fact. The fact is the woman is not plain or someone you would pass without looking back.

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