Ganja Girls of the Golden Globes

In a moment reminiscent of Jane Fonda at last years Oscar party, Cameron Diaz was spotted by the New York Post “smoking something more fragrant-smelling than a cigarette” on a terrace at a Golden Globes afterparty.

Diaz called weed “awesome” on Jimmy Fallon’s show and was awesome herself in Bad Teacher. She’s joked about buying pot from Snoop Dogg in high school and was photographed passing a joint to Drew Barrymore.

At the Golden Globes ceremony, Meryl Streep took home Best Actress in a Drama and gave a heartfelt acceptance speech. Streep smoked pot on film in 2009’s It’s Complicated and in 1983’s Silkwood. She brought her prodigious acting skills to Adaptation in 2002, in which she gets high off some plant material. In 1985, she played VIP Isak Dinesen in Out of Africa.

Michelle Williams won Best Actress in the Comedy or Musical category for portraying Marilyn Monroe. A home movie released in 2009 purports to be Monroe smoking a marijuana cigarette, and her friend Jeanne Carmen’s biographer confirms the two smoked together.

Skipping the latest Republican debate debacle, I instead caught Monroe in The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) on TCM: she’s superb in this underrated film.

Ellen Komp is Deputy Director of California NORML and a regular contributor to Cannabis Culture. She manages the website and blogs at Tokin Woman.



  1. buddernut on

    Cameron Diaz + Weed! … oh what a combo that would be!

  2. Guitarod on

    Wow. It is completely acceptable for celebrities to smoke pot in America while it is unacceptable and illegal for normal folks. The fact is that there are millions of very bright, educated and some very successful people in America and Canada who continue to break our backward laws. Is it possible that they are all wrong. What is good for them is good for the rest of us.
    Hail Cameron.