5 Weedtastic Collabs That Yielded Essential Works Of Popular Culture

Did you know Bob Dylan was responsible for introducing the Beatles to pot?

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Photos: (Dylan) Official White House Photo by Pete Souza; (Beatles) Getty Images/Staff

Great things can be accomplished when like-minded creatives come together over really good marijuana. We’re  dubbing this phenomenon “weedtastic.”

Whether it’s music, movies, television, art, or science, countless works of popular culture have been sculpted as a result of collaborations or interactions between fellow pot smokers.

Take a look at just a few examples below and let us know your favorite cannabis-smoking duos.

Bob Dylan and the Beatles

On August 28, 1964 rock icon Bob Dylan introduced the Fab Four to the wonders of smoking cannabis for the first time in a historic and hilariously well-documented meeting at the Delmonico Hotel in New York.

Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and others from their crew were immediately entranced by the wonders of the plant beginning a relationship with pot that would affect their music to come … including the RIAA gold certified “Got to Get You Into My Life” (above).

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones

There are few bands quite as quintessentially rock and roll as The Rolling Stones and despite the fact that their pot use brought heat and threats of jail time from the police in the 1960s for Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the band members continued to use the herb to inspire some of their greatest hits.

Richards, in fact, continues to enjoy early morning joints to this day.

Carl Sagan and Dr. Lester Grinspoon

As the story goes, Dr. Lester Grinspoon’s original interest in marijuana was aimed at finding the evidence necessary to prohibit the plant, but what he found out instead was that his original assumptions about the plant were all wrong. Grinspoon’s good friend, astronomer Carl Sagan, was an avid pot smoker and encouraged him to give it a try, which he ultimately did. As the two grew closer, their smoke sessions grew more and more frequent.

Grinspoon would, of course, write “Marihuana Reconsidered,” while Sagan went on to host “Cosmos.”

Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan

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Ticking off successes in television, film, and comedy Dave Chappelle and his writing partner Neal Brennan first garnered a cult following with the 1998 classic film “Half Baked” before captivating audiences with the sketch comedy masterpiece that was “Chappelle’s Show” and there is no doubt that the two passed the pipe during the writing sessions that developed the likes of “Tyrone Biggums” and “A Moment in the Life of Lil Jon.”

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have amassed a writing and production resume that is impressive by any standards in the industry. The childhood friends have put together a string of hilarious films that has included titles like “Superbad,” “Pineapple Express,” “This Is The End,” “The Interview,” “Sausage Party,” and more, all while battling rumors that their old office on the Sony lot stank so much of marijuana that film exec Amy Pascal had to delay moving into the space while swapping rooms with them … a rumor they claim is totally false by the way.

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