Stephen King High Times magazine 1981: "I think that marijuana should not only be legal, I think it should be a cottage industry. It would be wonderful for the state of Maine.... What we've got up there are lobsters, potatoes, and a lot of poor people. My wife says, and I agree with her, that what would be really great for Maine would be to legalize dope completely and set up dope stores the way that there are state-run liquor stores..."
Bill Maher The host of HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher has been a longtime advocate of legalizing marijuana. In October 2010, he talked to CNN's John King about legalization, saying, "Marijuana. That's a real no-brainer. If you can't get behind that issue, you just haven't done your research." On Nov. 2 2010, Maher tweeted, "Californians, don't forget to vote for Prop 19! Even if u don't smoke, its the right thing to do! Ur kids will be safer if its legal."
Sting On March 31, 2010, the singer wrote an article for the Huffington Post, saying that he was in favor of legalizing marijuana. Sting wrote, "Everyone knows the War on Drugs has failed. It's time to step out of our comfort zones, acknowledge the truth -- and challenge our leaders ... and ourselves ... to change."
Susan Sarandon When Prop. 19 was on California's ballot, Susan Sarandon called Californians urging voters to turn out in support of 19. In the recorded message, she referenced increased revenue, benefits to law enforcement, and argued that police should focus on more important issues than arrests for marijuana.
Zach Galifianakis While on Real Time with Bill Maher, the funny man talked about his desire to legalize marijuana and that he thought people's opposition to legalizing marijuana might be due to the fact that the drug was still considered taboo. At that point, he pulled out what appeared to be a joint and lit it.
Melissa Etheridge Cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge said at a 2010 pro-legalization rally that, "I don't want to look like a criminal to my children anymore. I want them to know this is a choice that you make as a responsible adult.
Adam Carolla did an interview with PopEater where he discussed his stance on several political points, including legalizing marijuana: "I guess I would be Republican, in the sense that I want a secure border, I'm not into the welfare state, I'm not into all those freebie lunch programs. It just kind of demeans people. On the other hand, I'd like pot to be legalized and I'm against semi-automatic and automatic weapons."