Whether or not you believe marijuana should one day be permitted by the government, the fact of the matter is that it remains illegal. This puts celebrities in a particularly embarrassing situation when they’re caught with the drug. Here is a list of 15 famous faces that have been busted for having, using, or trafficking cannabis.
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Before he was a famous comedian, Bill Murray was busted for pot charges at the age of 20. While waiting in line for a plane at O’Hare airport Murray joked that he was carrying a bomb in his luggage. Airport security searched his bag, not finding the joke all that funny, only to find five bricks of marijuana in place of an explosive device. Police had a prior tip-off that Murray would attempt to traffic the weed to Denver and promptly arrested him. He was sentenced to five years probation, quit his pre-med studies, and struck out for a comedy career instead.