A list of women who smoke weed in the movies and TV:
1939 - Marjorie Main's character keeps exclaiming, "Smokin' Oakum!" in The Women. (Oakum is the short fibers of hemp.)
1949 - Lila Leeds, the starlet who was arrested with Robert Mitchum for marijuana, stars in She Shoulda Said No.
1958 - Holly Golightly tries pot in the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (but only uses retail therapy in the 1971 movie).
1959 - Susan Hayward wins an Oscar for her portrayal of femme fatal Barbara Graham in I Want to Live. Jazz, and marijuana, are blamed.
1960 - Yvette Mimeux's character in Where the Boys Are utters lines like, "Mystic!" and "I must have been really smashed—stoned!" When the boys teach her to smoke, she assures her friends, "I don't inhale, though."
1962 - Paul Newman tries to blackmail Geraldine Page over her hashish habit in Sweet Bird of Youth.
Share a Little Tea with Goldie" sketch on the Smothers Brothers TV show, and Leigh Taylor-Young bakes Peter Sellers on brownies in I Love You Alice B. Toklas. Actresses Jo Van Fleet and Joyce Van Patten inadvertently get in on the brownie action.
1969 - Natalie Wood and Dyan Cannon get in on the pot-smoking fun in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.
1970 - Ruth Gordon plays an 80-year-old woman who opens up her young, troubled friend with the aid of a hookah in Harold and Maude. And Shirley MacLaine gets a beatific smile on her face after she smokes while playing a nun in Two Mules for Sister Sara.
1971 - Bunny O'Hare (1971) stars Bette Davis as a widow who motorcycles to Mexico with Ernest Borgnine while the two pose as hippies to pull off a string of bank robberies. Borgnine puffs in the movie and Davis's character refuses when offered, but asks some intelligent questions about it.
1977 - Annie Hall, starring Diane Keaton as a pot-smoking heroine, sweeps the Oscars.
1978 - Karen Allen puffs with her college professor in Animal House.
9-5 and Helen Hunt plays a schoolgirl who smokes pot and is unable to write a book review (ironically, of Moby Dick) on the TV sitcom "The Facts of Life."
1982 - Keaton sings a Beatles song as she smokes in the bathtub in Shoot the Moon. JoBeth Williams and Craig T. Nelson smoke and yuk it up in Poltergeist (then they pay).
1983 - Debra Winger as Emma and pal Patsy (Lisa Hart Carroll) toke up the night before Emma's wedding in Terms of Endearment. JoBeth is back toking along with Mary Kay Place and Gwen Close in The Big Chill, and Meryl Streep as Karen Silkwood passes a joint to Cher in Silkwood
1984 - Kathleen Turner tells Michael Douglas she "went to college" in Romancing the Stone.
1986 - Turner goes back in time to high school in Peggy Sue Got Married and smokes reefer with the town beatnik.
1988 - Susan Sarandon plays the philosophical pot smoker Annie Savoy in Bull Durham and Karen Allen returns, this time puffing in a bathtub in Scrooged and helping Bill Murray find his soul.
1993 - Milla Jovovich plays with a lighter in the dopey Dazed and Confused and on TV's Roseanne, she and her husband enjoy "A Stash from the Past."
How to Make an American Quilt, and TV's Friends" starts a series of running gags involving Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) and marijuana.
1996 - Liv Tyler and Rachel Weisz toke in Stealing Beauty, and Keaton (again), along with Goldie Hahn and Bette Midler smoke pot plot revenge against their ex-husbands in First Wives' Club.
1997 - Candice Bergen as Murphy Brown uses medical marijuana on TV, and Bridget Fonda tokes (but isn't exactly a role model) in Jackie Brown.
1999 - Nicole Kidman tries pot (and everything else) in Eyes Wide Shut. On TV, Linda Cardellini gets self aware (for a second) in Freaks and Geeks, and Donna (Laura Prepon) moves into "The Circle" in the basement in "That 70s Show." Jackie (Mila Kunis) soon joins in too, and even Mrs. Forman (Debra Jo Rupp) has some fun with brownies.
2002 - Susan Sarandon loosens up with Goldie Hawn in The Banger Sisters and Frances McDormand and Kate Beckinsale smoke in the dreary Laurel Canyon.
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2004 - Sandra Oh passes a joint to Virginia Madsen in Sideways.
2005 - Showtime’s “Weeds,” with Mary-Louise Parker as a pot-peddling widow in suburbia, premieres, Anne Hathaway takes a walk on the wild weed side in Havoc, and Sarah Silverman takes a bong hit after the show in Jesus is Magic.
2006 - Blanca Portillo uses medical marijuana in Volver (Penelope Cruz refuses), Jennifer Aniston smokes in bed in Friends with Money, and Cardellini is the life of the party in Grandma's Boy, where Shirley Jones and Doris Roberts drink some interesting tea. On TV, Angelica Houston passes a joint to her fellow psychotherapist Hank Azaria in "Huff."
Polly Bergen plays a mom who bakes marijuana brownies for her cancer-stricken daughter on "Desperate Housewives" and on daytime drama "General Hospital," attorney Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) tries "Cannabis excellantus" procured by her daughter for relief from chemotherapy. On the big screen, Anna Faris stumbles superstoned through the worst script ever in Smiley Face.
2008 - Danneel Harris helps Kumar with his stress levels in Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. Meg Ryan puffs pot proffered by Midler in the Marjorie Main role in The Women remake, and subsequently finds her way to her bliss. Charlotte Rea—who played the housemother TV’s "The Facts of Life"—accidentally doses the "ER" cast at their Christmas party with her special brownies.
2009 - Meryl Streep and Steve Martin “poke smot” in the movie It’s Complicated, Kristen Stewart has an adventure in Adventureland, and Catherine Zeta-Jones is the hottest MILF ever shotgunning her young date in The Rebound. On TV, secretary-turned-copywriter Peggy Olson (Elizabeth Moss) partakes on TV’s "Mad Men"
2011 - Cameron Diaz is the Bad Teacher and Anna Paquin loosens up with Ryan Phillipe in Straight A's. Jane Fonda shines as a hippie pot-smoking grandmother in Peace, Love and Misunderstanding.
2012 Halle Berry tokes with Tom Hanks in Cloud Atlas and Kristina Braverman uses it medicinally in TV's Parenthood
2013 - Amanda Seyfried smokes a joint in Lovelace. On TV, Carol Burnett tries to score medical marijuana at a Hawaiian dispensary in an episode of "Hawaii 5-0" and Martha Stewart tells Andy Cohen that "of course" she knows how to roll a joint on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live." Bette Midler triumphs on Broadway in the role of pot-loving super agent Sue Mengers in "I’ll Eat You Last."
Ride, Aniston gets kidnapped and smokes pot in Life of Crime, Elizabeth Moss plays a pothead in love in the trippy The One I Love, and Vera Farmiga takes a big bong hit and gets giggly with Andy Garcia in At Middleton. On TV, Comedy Central's "Broad City" debuts, and Kim Cattrall takes an elegant toke in the Canadian series "Sensitive Skin."
2015 - Streep stars in Ricki and the Flash and opens up communication with her estranged family with the aid of some pot she finds in the freezer, and Seyfried plays a bong-smoking lawyer in Ted 2. Blythe Danner, Rhea Perlman, Mary Kay Place and June Squibb have a pot party followed by a munchie run in I’ll See You in My Dreams. Lily Tomlin runs a faux medical marijuana dispensary backstage on the Jimmy Kimmel show; she grabs an Emmy nomination for playing a pot-puffing grandma on the Netflix series "Grace and Frankie."
2106 - Pauline Collins makes some Dough, the Bad Moms are, and Melissa McCarthy decides to start a "brownie empire" in The Boss. Blake Lively pronounces in Café Society: "Muggles made me feel sexy."
Netflix's "Disjointed," and Kathryn Hahn wakes & bakes in "I Love Dick." Collins was back smoking a joint "for her arthritis" with Franco Nero in The Time of Our Lives, and British actresses Celia Imrie and Imelda Staunton also use it "medicinally" in Finding Your Feet. The Bad Moms were back with a Christmas movie and in the final scene of Girls Trip, the girls (Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, and Jada Pinkett Smith) break out the ganja.
2018 - Lady Bird wins Greta Gerwig a scriptwriting Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for best director. In it, Saoirse Ronan and Beanie Feldstein smoke, have fun, get the munchees, and giggle. Rihanna smokes in more ways than one in Oceans 8, in which she plays a Rasta computer hacker.
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