4 Apr 2011 - Hollywood comedian and actress Whoopi Goldberg says she was completely stoned when she accepted her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress 20 years ago. Goldberg, 55, confessed to having smoked marijuana to relax her nerves before the 1991 Academy Awards ceremony.
"I learned a great lesson though — never smoke pot before the possibility of having to talk to hundreds and millions of people," she said.
3 Feb 2009 - Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg defended swimmer Michael Phelps, who was caught smoking a bong and is facing charges, by admitting "I Smoked Weed".
In response to Elisabeth Hasselbeck in TV show 'The View', saying that the Olympic swimmer is "being paid millions to be an example", Whoopi Goldberg said, "I'm gonna make an admission, I hope you all are sitting down: I have smoked weed." She then made the point that Phelps is being paid "millions" not to "be perfect," but "to be a spokesperson for a company."