Supporting any controversial subject for a celebrity or public figure can be really sticky sometimes. To publicly state your stance for or against is something most are not willing to do, but is crucial for any movement to gain steam and legitimacy. As marijuana has become essentially mainstream, more and more people in positions of influence are speaking out against on the war on drugs, specifically the war on marijuana.

Tom Angell, a life long cannabis advocate and founder of Marijuana Majority has done an amazing job curating pro-legalization quotes from across the web into one easy place. Some of the supporters listed are pretty obvious (Wiz Khalifa, Snoop, etc), but there are several we were not aware of, below are our favorites.

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Danny Devito

“Even if one doesn’t smoke pot one has to see the benefits of decriminalising it!”

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Peter Theil

“I’m in favor of the legalization of marijuana.”

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Brad Pitt

“We have spent a trillion dollars. It’s lasted for over 40 years. A lot of people have lost their lives for it… It’s an incredible failure”

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Mark Cuban

“Yes [we should legalize marijuana]. And release prisoners who are incarcerated for pot.”

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Drew Carey

“Any politician or police chief who still supports the #DrugWar needs to be run out of town on a rail.”

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Bill Murray

“People are realizing that the war on drugs is a failure, that the amount of money spent, you could have bought all the drugs with that much money rather than create this army of people and incarcerated people.”

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Blake Griffin

“It doesn’t really affect me, but so many guys would probably benefit from [medical marijuana] and not take as many painkillers, which have worse long-term effects. So I would vote yes. I just think it makes sense.”

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Jason Sudeikis

“I think it’s great [that Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana]… For me, it seemed like a no-brainer… I think between marijuana laws and same-sex marriage, the next generation will look back and be incredulous, the same way we view the civil rights movement and spraying black people with fire hoses.”

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Aaron Paul

“I think pot 100 percent should be legalized.”

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Morgan Freeman

“It’s just the stupidest law possible… You’re just making criminals out of people who aren’t engaged in criminal activity. And we’re spending zillions of dollars trying to fight a war we can’t win! We could make zillions, just legalize it and tax it like we do liquor. It’s stupid.”

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