family guy pot

Family guy pot

Stewie and Brian attempt to legalize marijuana.

Season: 7 Episode: 12
Total Episode Count: 122
Prod. no.: 6ACX16
First Aired: April 19, 2009

Peter, Brian, Cleveland and Joe become annoyed when Quagmire starts spending more time with his new cat James than with them. While Quagmire is out, the guys plan to shave James as a prank, but it backfires when Peter accidentally kills the cat with a razor. Peter and Brian go to hide its body with the intent of telling Quagmire it ran away. They are pulled over by the police, who completely ignore the fact Peter murdered a cat, but when they see Brian in possession of pot, they arrest him without question. Brian is bailed out by the family and put on probation for drug use.

Joe arrives for a urine sample just after Brian starts smoking marijuana. Brian attempts to use Stewie’s urine, only to be caught by Lois, who tells him that if he’s going to sink that low as an excuse for smoking pot then it’s time to change. Instead of quitting pot though, Brian decides to start a campaign to legalize marijuana in Quahog. He and Stewie perform an enthusiastic musical number in public about the joys of smoking pot and soon after the entire town rallies behind them in their cause.

Mayor West passes a law to legalize marijuana, and everyone starts smoking it. Brian points out that the town has improved as a result, with a decrease in crime, an increase in productivity and Doctor Who ratings shooting up. Even Peter is too wasted to make up a cutaway gag. However, Lois’ father is losing money in the timber industry now that marijuana is being used to manufacture everything, and he bribes Peter into helping him produce videos as part of an anti-marijuana campaign. Lois, however, points out that their methods are uninspired, explaining that Brian only succeeded because he was passionate about legalizing pot. Carter decides to bribe Brian to join his cause by publishing and shipping his novel, Faster Than the Speed of Love, and putting an Oprah sticker on it. Brian resists, but Stewie, knowing how bad the novel will turn out, suggests he at least sing a song about the evils of pot. Brian reluctantly complies and pot is illegal once more. Brian’s novel is shipped but does not sell a single copy after being panned by critics. Brian laments that he sacrificed everything he believed in for nothing, but Lois says that by getting pot banned, he at least did something.

The episode ends with Quagmire at the Griffins’ doorstep saying he has raised the reward for finding his cat, which he still believes to be missing, no questions asked. Peter nonchalantly takes the reward, admits he killed his cat, and slams the door on him before Quagmire gets a chance to react.

"Everything is better with A Bag of Weed!" 420 Stewie and Brian attempt to legalize marijuana. Season: 7 Episode: 12 Total Episode Count: 122 Prod. no.: 6ACX16 First Aired: April 19, 2009 Featuring: Stewie, Brian, Peter Also Appearing: Lois, Chris, Meg, Quagmire, Joe, Cleveland, James, Opie…

Celebrity pot smokers

On Election Day 2016, voters in four states — California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine — moved to legalize recreational marijuana, while voters in Florida, North Dakota and Arkansas approved medical marijuana measures.

Clearly, public support for pot is growing. In the past decade, the number of American adults who support marijuana legalization has nearly doubled, to 57 percent, a Pew Research Center study says.

Still, many celebrities also are advocating for the decriminalization of marijuana nationwide.

“Weed’s been helping me out for a lot of years, so when you see somebody who is functioning – I’m the perfect example of that,” hip-hop star Wiz Khalifa recently told GQ.

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Rihanna makes no secret of her appreciation of marijuana on her social media feeds.

Notably, when speculation arose about what she was smoking on vacation in 2012, she responded on Twitter by quoting a Drake song: “Kush rolled, glass full … I prefer the better things.”

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Kristen Stewart

In a 2012 interview with Vanity Fair, Stewart addressed a tabloid photo of her smoking a pipe on her front porch.

“The next day, it was like I was a delinquent, slimy idiot, whereas I’m kind of a weirdo, creative Valley Girl who smokes pot,” Stewart said. “Big deal.”

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“Have I smoked weed? Yes. Do I drink wine? Yes. But do I do it excessively? No. I’m not a reckless guy. I do it all within moderation,” Drake told the Guardian in 2012

“I’m not into drugs, he said, adding, “I mean any outside the ones I just mentioned.”

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Megan Fox

Fox has said America’s anti-marijuana laws are “all propaganda.”

“I can’t tell you how much . I’ve been through because I will openly say that I smoke weed,” Fox once told British GQ. “People look at it like it’s this crazy, hippy . thing to do. And it’s not!”

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Miley Cyrus

The line “I need some more marijuana” kicks off Cyrus’s 2015 song “Dooo It!”

Some lyrics: “Yeah I smoke pot, yeah I love peace . Yo, sing about love, love is what you need. Loving what you sing, and loving smoking weed . Sing about peace, being high and free.”

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“I smoked some weed, and that’s how I finished ‘Izzo’,” Jay-Z has said about one of his most popular singles.

The rapper recently released a short film for the New York Times titled: “The War on Drugs Is an Epic Fail.”

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Lady Gaga

“I smoke a lot of pot when I write music,” Lady Gaga told “60 Minutes” in 2011.

She recently told radio host Elvis Duran that she has “to be high to be creative.”

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Morgan Freeman

Freeman more recently told the Daily Beast he want America to legalize marijuana “across the board.”

“How do I take it? However it comes! I’ll eat it, drink it, smoke it, snort it,” Freeman has said, adding that it helps him with fibromyalgia pain in his left arm.

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Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber’s been spotted smoking marijuana and accused of lighting up on more than one occasion.

During an “SNL” sketch in 2013, Bieber kind of ‘fessed up and apologized — in third person.

“I also heard he got busted for smoking weed. And he’s really sorry about it. And people make mistakes,” Bieber said in a sketch.

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Amy Poehler

In her memoir, “Yes Please,” Poehler wrote that she smokes pot “a lot less than I used to.” The comedian also disclosed that she once “lived the life of a stoner for a year.”

“I am not one of those people who smokes weed and suddenly has a burst of creativity. I am one of those people who smokes weed and spends an hour lightening my eyebrows,” Poehler wrote.

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Dave Chappelle

The comedian often inserts jokes about smoking marijuana in his stand-up routines.

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Seth Rogen

No surprise here. Seth Rogen, who has written and acted in his fair share of “stoner comedies,” has said: “I smoke a lot of weed when I write, generally speaking.”

“I don’t know if it helps me write,” he told MTV in 2011. “It makes me not mind that I’m writing. And I don’t know if it makes me work better, but it makes me not care that I’m working.”

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Seth MacFarlane

The creator of “Family Guy” says he’s even smoked marijuana with his parents.

“There was one Thanksgiving . my sister and I were wondering if we, in this modern era, brought some pot into the house on Thanksgiving, if they would smoke it, and so we all did,” the actor told Jimmy Fallon in 2015.

“It was a very touching moment,” MacFarlane said.

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Justin Timberlake

When Playboy asked Timberlake whether he smokes marijuana, his answer was: “Absolutely.”

“The only thing pot does for me is it gets me to stop thinking. Sometimes I have a brain that needs to be turned off,” Timberlake explained. “Some people are just better high.”

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Whoopi Goldberg

Goldberg loves her marijuana vape pen so much that it has a name.

“The vape pen has changed my life,” she wrote in the Cannabist magazine. “No, I’m not exaggerating. In fact, her name is Sippy. Yes, she’s a she. . And with each sip comes relief — from pressure, pain, stress, discomfort.”

Goldberg, who suffers from glaucoma, launched a medical marijuana line targeted toward women in 2016.

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Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg once told Jimmy Kimmel that he lit up in the bathroom of the White House. (The claim was never confirmed.)

The rapper launched his own weed line, Leafs By Snoop, in 2015.

Marijuana “makes me feel the way I need to feel,” Snoop told Esquire in 2008.

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Woody Harrelson

Harrelson has long advocated for the legalization of marijuana and is on the board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).

“I don’t encourage anyone to do any drugs, but on the other hand I believe in freedom,” he explained to Vice in 2012. When asked if he smokes marijuana himself, he said: “Oh yeah.”

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Bill Maher

Maher also sits on the board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

Recently Maher lit up a joint on his show, “Real Time” to advocate for legalization. And in case anyone was wondering, “Yup, that was real last night,” he tweeted the next day.

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Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner was an early financial contributor to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

In the book “High in America,” Hefner told the author: “Smoking helped put me in touch with the realm of the senses. I discovered a whole other dimension to sex.”

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Ricky Williams

In the trailer for a film called “Ricky Williams Takes the High Road,” the former Miami Dolphins running back says, “It’s kind of true . that I quit football to go smoke weed.”

Williams is a partner at the soon-to-open Power Plant fitness, a gym that pairs marijuana with working out.

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Zach Galifianakis

Galifianakis, a proponent for marijuana legalization, once and smoked what appeared to be a joint on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

The joint was likely not just a prop; many fellow-panelists on the show refused to even touch it on live TV. Maher did not take a hit.

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Pete Davidson

The “Saturday Night Live” cast member openly uses medical marijuana for his Crohn’s disease.

“I wouldn’t be able to perform on ‘SNL’ if I couldn’t smoke weed,” he recently said in an interview.

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John Mayer

Mayer and his Grateful Dead bandmates in the hybrid band Dead & Co. recently pulled a stunt to fight for the legalization of marijuana.

in an Instagram post, the singer posed, surrounded by plants, at a marijuana dispensary in Colorado.

He’s been open about his own smoking habits, telling Rolling Stone during a 2010 interview, “After this, I’m going to go home, smoke weed, and play Modern Warfare 2. It’s what I’m going to do all night.”

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Tom Petty

The rocker told Rolling Stone in 2012 that he doesn’t “smoke as much pot as I did at one point in my life.”

“But I think the cat’s out of the bag, and it’s gonna be legalized,” he continued.

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Melissa Etheridge

Etheridge started using medical marijuana after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, she told CBS News in 2014.

The singer produces cannabis-infused wine, which she said provides “a delicious full-body buzz.”

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Susan Sarandon

“I’m a huge believer that if more people smoked—not just for medicinal purposes, but for lifestyle purposes, instead of drinking—the world would be a better place,” Sarandon told High Times magazine in 2015.

“My attitude about marijuana or anything is, ‘Don’t be stoned if you have to pretend you’re not’,” she added to the Daily Beast in 2014. “It does remind you of your space in the universe.”

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Willie Nelson

Nelson was recently asked by the Denver Post if he considers himself a cannabis connoisseur.

“I guess if anybody is, I would be,” said the musician and marijuana legalization activist.

Nelson launched his own marijuana brand, Willie’s Reserve, in 2016.

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The creator of “Family Guy” says he’s even smoked marijuana with his parents.  “There was one Thanksgiving … my sister and I were wondering if we, in this modern era, brought some pot into…