Father’s Day: Top 10 Dads of Dank

While moms continue to fight for their rights to safely use cannabis, let’s not forget the fathers that have stood up for responsible marijuana use. In 2016, more father figures are coming out of the cannabis closet than ever before, and they have some good company. This Father’s Day, we list our top 10 dads of dank.

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1. Morgan Freeman

“It took a while for me to become a father,” Morgan Freeman admitted. “I was busy trying to be an actor, and the two didn’t really go together in my youth.” Fatherhood didn’t change Morgan, he says, and he still loves cannabis and is not afraid to speak his mind about it — with conviction. Freeman uses medical cannabis to cope with an accident that left his hand incapable of moving. Freeman now has 14 grandchildren.

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2. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach)

US Representative Dana Rohrabacher made history by de-funding the federal war on medical pot, then going public about his medical cannabis use while serving in public office. He battled his crippling chronic arthritis pain with a topical cannabis treatment. His triplets Annika, Christian and Tristen don’t seem to mind. During the rare times when he isn’t busy, Rohrabacher spends time with his family in Orange County.

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3. Snoop Dogg

Snoop became a grandfather last year. Snoop’s son Cordé Broadus appropriately named his grandson Zion — a crowning fit for a cannabis-friendly family. “Iron Lion ZION,” Snoop posted on Instagram. Snoop and Shante are also proud parents of their son Cordell and their daughter Cori. Snoop has been pooling just about all of his resources into his digital platform, Merry Jane, and his cannabis line Leafs by Snoop. “My kids can do whatever the hell they want,” Snoop said after his adult son Cordé posted a photo smoking. “For me to say otherwise would be hypocritical.”

4. Woody Harrelson

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Woody lives with his wife and three daughters Deni, Zoe and Makani on a sustainable farm in Maui. Harrelson talks fondly of his daughters often. Unfortunately, Harrelson’s application to receive one of Hawaii‘s coveted eight cannabis licenses was denied.

5. Tommy Chong

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Tommy Chong‘s relationship with his adult son, Paris, is another story altogether. The two have paired up to promote Chong’s line of prerolls Chong’s Choice along with the accompanying edible arm, Chongwater. When I attended Chong’s 78th birthday party, he didn’t waste any time to share Chong’s Choice with all of his attendees.

6. Brad Pitt

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Brad Pitt’s biological and adopted children are some of the most photographed children in the world. Shiloh, Vivienne, Pax, Zahara, Maddox and now Knox are hard to miss. Brad Pitt began smoking large amounts of cannabis halfway through his career in the late 90’s. “I was hiding out from the celebrity thing,” Pitt said. “I was smoking way too much dope, I was sitting on the couch and just turning into a doughnut.” Things are different now, as a father.

7. Matthew McConaughey

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Matthew McConaughey’s breakthrough hit was, of course, Dazed and Confused. Since then, he’s made us laugh and cry from Dallas Buyer’s Club to Interstellar. McConaughey and his wife are parents to three children, Levi, Vida and Livingston. McConaughey’s wife Camila recently said they don’t plan on having anymore.

8. Willie Nelson

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At one time, Willie Nelson smoked as much as three packs of cigarettes per day — but he dropped tobacco eventually after his lungs collapsed. Willie Nelson recently launched his line of cannabis, Willie’s Reserve. Throughout the years, he’s fathered seven children. Willie Nelson lives in Maui next to his neighbors Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson.

9. Dave Chappelle

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Dave Chappelle is a proud father to Sulayman and Ibrahim, and daughter Sonal. “There are other things in my life that I did not purchase with money that are very valuable,” he said on Dave Letterman.

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10. Jason David

Central California dad Jason David risked it all to treat his son Jayden with medical cannabis for his violent seizures caused by Dravet’s Syndrome. “Instead of medical marijuana, this is miracle marijuana,” said David, referring to cannabis oil. “Jayden is not just walking, he’s running. He plays at a park, climbing up and down the steps of the jungle gym.” If it weren’t for Jayden’s dad, the six-year-old would still be forced to take 22 pills per day.

Benjamin M. Adams is a contributor for Cannabis Now Magazine, MerryJane.com, Cannabusiness.com and DirectCannabisNetwork.com. His work has been seen in Culture Magazine, Treating Yourself Magazine, SKUNK Magazine, and several other cannabis-related publications. He studied Art at the University of Utah and has traveled around the world from the open hash markets in Copenhagen to Jamaica. He's focused on the efficacy of medical marijuana for HIV and other serious illnesses. Ben lives in Southern California. You can follow him on Twitter @benbot11.

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