Sweet Mary Jane and the music industry have been intertwined for well over half a century. Country music, hip-hop music, trap music, rock music, and other genres all have a relationship of some sort with cannabis. Legalization of marijuana in certain places has helped strengthen those relationships. Music and marijuana are both industries full of creative entrepreneurs who are passionate about what they do. Who have put in hours learning their craft
Some artists known to partake in a smoke session or two are Willie Nelson, Wiz Khalifa, Bob Marley, Kurt Cobain and Snoop Dogg. The list could honestly go on and on. Some of these musicians were even advocates for cannabis before it became as socially acceptable as it is today. Hollywood movies such as How High, Cheech and Chong, Friday, Half Baked, Alpha Dog, Kid Cannabis and the Harold and Kumar movies helped with the acceptance as well.
Medical and recreational marijuana is now legal in many states and we hope to see many more in the future. This makes it even easier for musicians (and fans) to get the cream of the crop. At recording studios, concerts, and other music events I have been to there usually ends up being some good ganja get passed around at some point. Good music and good weed just go together so well. Whether creating or even just listening to music, some good dank weed makes the experience even better.
You can hear references to marijuana in music EVERYWHERE now, and many artists gladly fire up whenever the fuck they want. It was always present in the music industry but the spotlight and camera didn’t focus on cannabis. Now with the marijuana industry becoming a huge market just as the music industry is, that has changed the focus.
Many artists are promoters of marijuana clothing lines, dispensaries, rolling papers, and even marijuana delivery services. Smoking weed is no longer the secret you keep from your boss and your grandma. Now your boss says “It’s just weed, I use to smoke it too” and grandmas are out here taking bong rips on social media.
The artists listed earlier are only a FEW of the MANY reefer toking musicians worldwide. But between the 5 of them you have well over 30 Number 1 hits. Pot smokers just have a knack for making hit songs I guess. If certain artists would stick the the reefer and stop popping molly’s and sipping lean all day their music might improve. Who knows? One thing is for certain though. Without good pot we would be missing out on a lot of great music that came to be from smoke sessions. And without that great music we would have nothing to get blazed too!
Good weed and good music is something that brings together people from all walks of life. For one common interest. In a nation that preaches freedom but practices discrimination, coming together is something we need to do now more than ever. And if marijuana and music is what it takes then ill roll the blunt while you pick the song. It would mean the world to our children. Like literally
Forecasts show the US music industry revenue is expected to exceed 22.6 Billion dollars in the year 2021. The US marijuana industry reported 6.7 Billion dollars revenue in 2016. At current growth rates it is expected to see 20.2 Billion in revenue during 2021. So both music and marijuana are going to boost our economy in the next 5 years and plenty of money will be up for grabs. Selling weed(legally) or working in the music industry seem to be good career choices.
It is safe to say the weed and music industry have ties that will likely not be broken. Like ever. One just wouldn’t be the same without the other. It would be like having a cigar but no weed. Or good weed but no cigar. Watch the video below to see how two pothead musicians accomplish something U.S. Politicians still can’t do. WORK TOGETHER!