Marijuana and music are a natural combination. Countless musicians have either used cannabis to help unleash their creativity to write and compose music or to help them let go and perform at their best.
Here are some of the best songs ever written about cannabis. Note: I left out songs that aren’t explicitly about marijuana.
Every marijuana connoisseur knows all the ‘classic’ weed songs by groups like Cypress Hill, or Kotton Mouth Kings. Here are some from a little deeper in the bargain bin.
Sweat Leaf by Black Sabbath. I always wondered if the makers of Sweat Leaf tea know about this song? I think that granny on the bottle rocking out to Sabbath is an awesome image.
Don’t Bogart that Joint by Little Feat. I really like the message of sharing in this song.
Muddy Waters Champagne and Reefer. Classic blues with a pro-legalization slant.
“ Well you know there should be no law
on people that want to smoke a little dope.
Well you know it’s good for your head
And it relax your body don’t you know. ”
When I get low I get High by Ella Fitzgerald. Sure sounds like a good idea to me!
“ But I’m not gonna holler
’cause I’ve still got a dollar
And when I get low
Oooo I get high “
Fats Waller The Reefer Song. Nobody did it like the jazz artist of the 30s and 40s.
Seeds and Stems (again) as Commander Cody says “are you ready for the saddest song ever?”
Don’t Step on the Grass, Sam by Steppenwolf is call for legalization of marijuana and condemnation of the government.
“ Well it’s evil, wicked, mean and nasty
(Don’t step on the grass, Sam)
And it will ruin our fair country
(Don’t be such an ass, Sam)
Well, it will hook your Sue and Johnny
(You’re so full of bull, Sam)
All will pay that disagree with me
(Please give up you already lost the fight alright) “
Roll Another Number (for the road) by Neil Young is perfect for karaoke. It’s deliciously twangy and easy to sing along to.
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 by Bob Dylan. Who can forget being a young kid and hearing this song for the first time and giggling their butt off? I can’t remember for sure, but I’m thinking the first time I heard this song, Cheech and Chong were involved somehow.
Nobody is cooler than Cab Calloway and his song Reefer Man is a swinging classic. Depending on your point of view it might not be the most pro marijuana song ever, but it sure is catchy.