Valentine’s Day is here, and we’ve decided to go public with our big ol’ canna-crushes of 2016. From researchers to lawmakers to pioneers in the cannabis industry, we’ve rounded up our favorite canna-celebrities who fight for a good cause — and look damn fine doing it!
For all those sapiosexuals out there, Dr. Carl Hart’s sexy brain is sure to strike your fancy. As a professor of psychology and psychiatry at Columbia University, as well as a neuroscientist who specializes in evidence-based research on drugs, he’s well respected in his field, and for good cause. From the streets of Miami, Hart is the first black tenured science professor at Columbia University. If you don’t know who this fine fella is, please, take a moment to read up on his inspiring work.
The Princess of Pot may be considered royalty in the Canadian cannabis community, but don’t underestimate this savvy connoisseur. She’s run for office multiple times and was elected director-at-large of the British Columbia Green Party back in 2010. She’s a major advocate not just for cannabis policy reform, but also for nonviolence, environmental awareness, and affordable education. Swoon and a half!
U.S. Cory Booker is our idea of a good politician: kind, conscientious, dedicated to ending prohibition, and sexy to boot. This first-term senator from New Jersey called out the hypocrisy of his colleagues for having used cannabis but refusing to budge when it comes to considering marijuana legislation. Not only that, but his introduction of the CARERS Act last year signaled a clear shift in how the federal government views cannabis.
Although the CARERS Act has yet to move forward, its very existence was revolutionary, and we have one sexy senator to thank for that.
With her biting wit and quick retorts, Sarah Silverman can make anyone laugh, whether you’re stone sober or exhaling a big ol’ bong rip. In Hollywood, she’s famous for whipping out a vape pen on the red carpet and is vocal about her preference for cannabis over alcohol – still a bit of an anomaly for Tinseltown. Is there anything sexier than someone who can make you laugh? Someone who can make you laugh so hard you choke on your smoke.
The ruggedly handsome lieutenant governor of California first entered the spotlight as mayor of San Francisco, when he began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples back in 2004. Now he’s ready to make headlines again, this time by leading the effort to legalize recreational cannabis statewide.
Newsom organized the Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy advisory panel to make sure the process is done right. He’s taking charge and steering his state forward, all while we fan ourselves from the sidelines.
Broad City’s resident cannabis connoisseur makes you wish she was your best friend… and maybe something more? She’s as adventurous as you can handle, she’s always down to smoke you out, and she’s a true friend. She’s funny, sexy as all hell, and she’ll provide cannabis carried lovingly in her “nature’s pocket” — whether you’re into that or not. Let’s parallel play sometime, Ilana.
No list would be complete without Canada’s sexiest boxer-turned-polyglot politician. This culturally sensitive, hella swoon-worthy prohibition fighter is the one, the only, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
His hot-Hogwarts-student looks aside, this guy’s bringing so much more to the table than just his (breathtaking) physical features. He ran on a platform devoted to legalizing cannabis and has already proved to be a humble humanitarian by welcoming Syrian refugees with open arms. He’s ready to revolutionize an entire country and he’s making an entire nation thirsty while doing it.
Image Sources: Simon Fraser University Communications, Internet Week New York, Shiny Things, Gage Skidmore, and Alex Guibord via Flickr Creative Commons, Ani Avakians via Jodie Emery and Cory Booker via Facebook.