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Young celebs promoting pro-cannabis culture

An increasing number of young celebrities, especially musicians, have begun openly flaunting their association with marijuana. Zulekha Nathoo explores the recent pro-cannabis cultural shift.

Lady Gaga, Rihanna among stars open about pot smoking

Stars promoting cannabis culture

The National

8 years ago
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An increasing number of young celebrities have begun openly flaunting their association with marijuana. Zulekha Nathoo explores the recent pro-cannabis cultural shift. 2:59

Earlier this week, teen pop star Justin Bieber became the the latest star captured in compromising images, purportedly smoking pot.

But the Stratford, Ont., singer isn't alone in the spotlight: today, an increasing number of young celebrities — especially fellow performers like Rihanna and Lady Gaga to Lana del Ray — are openly flaunting their association with marijuana.

While pot possession was once a potential career-breaker, there's been a pro-cannabis cultural shift in recent years.

Zulekha Nathoo explores the public reaction to this phenomenon.

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