Here Are The Best Songs About Cannabis
There’s a magical connection between music and weed. And that connection goes both ways. Getting high makes tunes sound so much better. It also works if you’re the one making music. Since cannabis helps you be more creative, getting high while writing songs can help take your craft to the next level.
A lot of musicians bring all this together by writing songs specifically about weed. These tunes celebrate all things cannabis, and they’re also awesome to listen to while getting high. Check out these 21 dope songs that all mention weed.
21. “The Next Episode” – Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, and Nate Dogg
This one’s a little bit of an oldie, coming off Dre’s 1999 album “Dr. Dre 2001.” But we had to include it on this list of songs about weed. The song ends with the ultimate slogan for every cannabis fan: “Smoke weed every day.”
20. “High By The Beach” – Lana Del Rey
Here’s what Lana Del Rey has to say about falling in and out of love: “All I wanted to do was get high by the beach. Get high, baby, baby, bye bye.” Good advice, especially if you just got out of a messy break-up.
19. “Dooo It!” – Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus has established herself as one of pop music’s reigning cannabis queens. Most recently, she threw a weed-themed birthday party for her boyfriend Liam Hemsworth. In “Dooo It!” she sings about her love for the green: “Yeah I smoke pot, yeah I love peace” she sings in the opening lines.
18. “James Joint” – Rihanna
Last year, Rihanna released her eighth studio album “Anti.” She used one of the tracks, “James Joint” to express how much she loves weed. As the song opens, she sings “I’d rather be smoking weed whenever we breathe, every time you kiss me, don’t say that you miss me, just come get me.” Anyone who loves cannabis as much as Rihanna knows the feeling of wanting to get high more than pretty much anything else.
17. “Addicted” – Amy Winehouse
In this song, Amy Winehouse sings about a problem we’ve probably all experienced. Those people who are happy to puff your herb, but are less keen to smoke you up in return. “Tell your boyfriend next time he around to buy his own weed and don’t wear my shit down.”
16. “Gwyneth Paltrow” – Kool A.D. featuring Himanshu
Kool A.D. teams up with Himanshu, better known as Heems, to bring you a song that really is all about weed. Most of the lyrics are literally just the artists listing off the names of different strains. If you’re ever stuck looking for a new strain to try listen to this song.
15. “The Recipe” – Kendrick Lamar featuring Dr. Dre
We had to follow Kool A.D.’s song with “The Recipe” by Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre. That’s because both songs use the same beat, produced by Scoop Deville. On this one, Kendrick and Dre pay homage to California’s weed scene.
14. “Green Line” – Princess Nokia
Indie rapper Princess Nokia has been taking the world by storm recently. And in “Green Line” she confidently raps about the joys of exploring NYC in the company of good weed. “For $2.50 I could go anywhere I want, even if they check my bags, I’m hiding weed from the cops, I was on the 6, green line chick.”
13. “Young, Wild & Free” – Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, and Bruno Mars
When Snoop and Wiz got together to make a song, you knew it was going to be about weed. When it comes to musicians who love weed, nobody beats out those two. In fact, they’ve both managed to branch out from music to start their own cannabis businesses.
12. “Cigarettes and Cush” – Stormzy featuring Kehlani
This tune combines dope vibes with weed-themed lyrics. The chorus repeats the lines “You got those cigarettes and cush, you don’t ever let me down.”
11. “Habits” – Tove Lo
In 2014, Tove Lo released “Queen of the Clouds,” and one of the album’s most popular songs was “Habits.” The singer describes a feeling you’ve probably experienced yourself. After what sounds like a nasty breakup, she has to “stay high all the time to keep you off my mind.”
10. “Marijuana” – Kid Cudi
Just look at the title of this song. Enough said.
9. “Crumblin’ Erb” – Outkast
This classic song from the rap duo’s old school album “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik” is a smooth ode to smoking up. Break apart your nugs, pack your bowl, and get high. That’s what these guys are doing.
8. “Purple Swag” – A$AP Rocky
A$Ap Rocky parties hard in this song. Puffing herb and drinking that “purple drank.” Next time you’re toking up at a party, put this song on first.
7. “Stoner” – Young Thug
6. “Get High” – Brandy Clark
5. “Kush Cloud” – Freddie Gibbs
Freddie Gibbs has made cannabis a huge part of his life. Not only does he rap about it in this song, but he also has started his own line of cannabis product.s He’s even developed his own strain, called Freddie Kane OG.
4. “Back in the Day” – Erykah Badu
In this song, the reigning queen of neo-soul sings about the simple joys of smoking up with friends. And if you’re looking for the perfect jam to soundtrack your next sesh, put this song on.
3. “Wagon Wheel” – Old Crow Medicine Show
For smokers who like folk and country music, Old Crow Medicine Show comes through with their hugely popular song “Wagon Wheel.” The song talks about hitching a ride with a trucker and having “a nice long toke” with him.
2. “Smoke Break” – Chance the Rapper featuring Future
Part of his second mixtape “Coloring Book,” the song “Smoke Break” is Chance the Rapper’s homage to the joys of slowing down, taking a break from the busyness of life, and enjoying a smoke sesh. He’s right: “We deserve a smoke break.”
1. “Legalize It” – Peter Tosh
We know, this one is going waaaaaay back. Reggae legend Peter Tosh recorded “Legalize It” as part of his 1976 album “Legalize It.” But we had to include it. This song is basically the anthem for the weed legalization movement.