1969-2009 - Peter Fonda has recently revealed that real marijuana was smoked during the filming of the 1969 cult classic 'Easy Rider'.
Knowing this, will the scene, with Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson, in which George Hanson (Nicholson) tries marijuana, ever look the same?
4 July 2009 - The King of Pop's sudden departure has prevented the BBC from broadcasting a scheduled 'Family Guy' episode featuring a pro-pot song with a Michael Jackson joke in it.
British channel BBC 3 had scheduled the episode titled ‘420’ for the night of the 28th. The planned episode featured a song called "Everything's better with a bag of weed" in which there was a reference to the child molestation accusations made to Michael Jackson.
A BBC spokeswoman confirmed: 'The episode was replaced as we felt it inappropriate to show in light of Michael's untimely death.' The replaced episode was the 12th in series seven, and revolves around the town of Quahog legalising marijuana following a campaign by Brian, the dog.
3 July 2009 - Forty years later, Peter Fonda cracks up explaining why a grinning, glassy-eyed, conspiracy theorizing Jack Nicholson did an awesome job of acting high on pot in an infamous “Easy Rider” campfire scene. Simply put, that was no acting. And co-stars Fonda and Dennis Hopper also smoked real grass on-screen during their rambling campfire chats.
Nicholson, who earned his first Oscar nomination for the 1969 cult classic, plays a boozing ACLU lawyer who in the campfire scene is being introduced to marijuana by bikers Billy (Hopper) and Wyatt (Fonda). Things may have gotten convoluted because Hopper, who was also the film's director, decided to shoot his and Fonda's parts first while Nicholson sat nearby, off-camera.
19 June 2009 - Megan Fox was subjected to a little cross-examination on her recent comments on cannabis legalisation in GQ magazine. The actress, who is currently the UK promoting the new movie Transformers 2, was attending the London press presentation when a journalist asked her what sort of message she's sending to her fans about recreational drug use. Fox, who stated in the GQ interview she thought marijuana use should be legal, answered: "I wouldn´t call it recreational drug use because that makes it sound like I go to clubs and do Cocaine".
4 June 2009 - Transformers star Megan Fox has called for the U.S. government to legalize marijuana - insisting she would be the "first person in line to buy a pack of joints."
The actress admits she enjoys smoking the illegal drug and would be happy to see the laws changed to allow it to be sold legally in America. And she slams U.S. politicians for not taking action sooner, calling their war on drugs "all propaganda."