8 Influential Cannabis Icons You Need to Know

Do you feel passionate about the cannabis cause? You’re not alone. There are plenty of influential cannabis icons that feel just as strongly as you do about the benefits of marijuana.

This article will provide some background on who they are and the steps they have taken to support the cause.



Snoop Dogg


Snoop DoggYou can’t really talk about influential cannabis icons without mentioning Snoop Dogg. The rapper has long rapped about cannabis benefits and even turned his entire record into a marijuana tribute. In 2021 he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel to advocate marijuana use for athletes after Sha-Carri Richardson was banned from competing in the Olympics after testing positive for THC.

And Snoop is more than just an entertainer who likes cannabis. He is a marijuana mogul. He is currently the owner of Leafs By Snoop a cannabis dispensary that boasts selling the best cannabis on the market. He is also a co-owner of Canopy Growth, the largest cannabis cultivation business in the world.  

Seth Rogan


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Seth Rogan is known for including cannabis related humor in his films. But his connection to cannabis is much stronger than that. He has long been counted among influential cannabis icons due to his connection to many people who have used weed to address their medical conditions.

The comedian’s activist standpoints have earned him the title of Stoner King of Comedy and Stoner of the Year. His films normalize cannabis use for adults. He has strongly spoken out about marijuana decriminalization.

Like Snoop Dogg, Rogan also opened his own cannabis business. Established in 2021, Houseplant sells a variety of marijuana products. It also sells lighters, ashtrays, and pottery.

Joe Rogan


960x0Joe Rogan is not related to Seth Rogan, but they do have one thing in common, they are both influential cannabis icons. The UFC commentator turned comedian/podcaster has been known to advocate for cannabis legalization and to promote its health benefits.

His podcast, which may be the most famous currently in existence, features celebrity interviews that often revolve around the subject of marijuana. He has had in-depth conversations with a variety of well-known people regarding weed benefits. His guest roster includes Elon Musk, Post Malone, Mike Tyson, and many more.

Cheech and Chong


GettyImages 949067940The original influential cannabis icons, Cheech and Chong were promoting cannabis use before it was legalized. They starred in countless movies based on hilarious weed-related adventures which came out in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Up in Smoke was released in 1978 and is widely credited as being the first stoner comedy.

The duo are still important influential cannabis icons for many people. Tommy Chong has been particularly active in legalization measures taking to the media and fighting the man in court. The pair also started their own Cheech & Chong Cannabis Co. which sells quality wholesale products and provides licensee opportunities.

They also have their own cannabis selling companies. Chong owns Tommy Chong Cannabis while Cheech owns Cheech’s Stash.

Mike Tyson


4cb9a5845f1cc3a0c0baa68b35bbf11d7c miketyson.rsquare.w330Mike Tyson has been known for his crazy antics. But he says cannabis ‘turned his life around’. Since then, he’s been building an empire of all things weed related.

The former boxer currently owns a 40-acre farm that grows nine strains of cannabis. He reportedly sells $500,000 worth of cannabis to dispensaries each month. The property doubles as an adult playground featuring a theater, dispensary, an edible making facility, an extraction facility, and great camping areas.

Whoopi Goldberg


17. Whoopi GoldbergWith all her mainstream success, you might be surprised that Whoopi Goldberg is ranked as one of the influential cannabis icons of our time. Yet, here we are.

One of the comedian’s greatest achievements was the opening of Whoopi & Maya, a company that sold cannabis products specifically for the relief of menstrual pain. Unfortunately, the business had to shut down as the government would not acknowledge menstrual cramps as something you could prescribe cannabis for. This caused W&M to jump through hoops making keeping it active more trouble than it was worth.

However, Whoopi keeps up the good fight. She uses cannabis to treat her glaucoma and makes frequent public appearances to speak about its health benefits. She has also recently advocated for the use of non-psychoactive marijuana for children.

Travis Barker


ca times.brightspotcdnBlink 182 drummer Travis Barker is among the influential cannabis icons to establish a name for himself as a CBD supporter. He believes that CBD can be more effective in addressing health needs than cryotherapy and massage. He also notes that it is useful in reducing anxiety and improving sleep.

Like many of the celebrities mentioned in this article, Barker has become a cannabis entrepreneur. His 2021 company Barker Wellness offers THC free, all-natural, vegan and cruelty-free cannabis products. Each product has been used by Travis and members of his family daily for improving general wellness.

Martha Stewart


download 3Martha Stewart may be another surprising entry on this list of influential cannabis icons, but then again, she is awfully friendly with Snoop Dogg. So friendly in fact that she partnered with him on the launching of Canopy Growth. This huge cannabis business sells a variety of CBD products including gummies, soft gels, oils, and pet treats.

However, Martha is quick to point out that she does not indulge in marijuana with a high THC content. She is more interested in hemp compounds that provide a non-psychoactive effect. I wonder if she’ll come out with a line of CBD recipes?!


With marijuana becoming more popular, it’s no surprise that it’s used by so many influential cannabis icons. They are helping to raise awareness so more people can take advantage of the benefits cannabis has to offer.

If you are interested in trying cannabis or are already an active user, it’s important to shop smart. This ensures you will get pure, potent marijuana you can count on.

420 Central has a variety of top-notch products that will help you reach your wellness goals. Our Santa Ana recreational dispensary and Costa Mesa recreational dispensary are well stocked with everything you need to improve your quality of life. Come into our shops or browse our online selection to find out what we have to offer.

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