Seth Rogen, America's Favorite Stand-up Stoner

Stephen Andrews
15 Apr 2023

When the actor was asked in a recent podcast about his habits of smoking weed, he was quick to answer that he would rather smoke weed all day and that movies like "Sausage Party" don't come up like that if you're "not hanging out and smoking weed." Born in the last days of Aries, a zodiac sign that supposedly stands for persistence, Rogen turns 41 this April 15. Here's a tribute to him and his persistent, unwavering commitment to comedy, arts and Cannabis.

Seth Rogen made a name for himself as a comedian and screenwriter. The Vancouver-born started doing stand-up when he was merely 13 and other performers at the local stage were twice his age. He eventually landed jobs writing for the Sacha Baron Cohen showcase "Da Ali G Show" and appeared in an episode of the teen-centered drama "Dawson's Creek." 

Since those days, he has starred in many other movies, including "Pineapple Express" and, most recently "The Fabelmans," directed by Steven Spielberg. His film portfolio is as abundant as his stash of weed always appears to be. 

While we've known for some time already that he is a big fan of weed, the actor has recently detailed his smoking habits as a guest on Steven Bartlett's The Diary of a CEO podcast. Rogen revealed that he smokes "all day, every single day." Asked why, his answer was simple: weed makes life more comfortable!

"I smoke weed all day, so I imagine it would be worse if I didn't," the Pineapple Express star confessed. He says in the same interview that he has been doing pot every day for the last twenty years or so. "And I've been very productive in that time," he adds. 

Rogen explains to Bartlett that, for him, marijuana is the same thing as wearing "shoes or glasses." They are all things that make our lives "easier and better," he said. 

"Are shoes like a crutch we use, or are they a thing that we have culturally decided make our lives easier and better? That is exactly how weed is to me," the actor said. "Could I not wear shoes? Probably. Could I not smoke weed? Probably. Would I just much rather smoke weed all day? Yes."

"It only makes my journey through this life more comfortable, more palatable, easier to process, easier to manifest the things that I want to do, exactly how I would be trying to do the same things in my life without shoes on or without my glasses on or without a jacket on," he continued. "That is what it would be like for me to do it without smoking weed."

Seth also shared that weed helps him come up with many ideas and inspires him for much of his work. "Weed has always been a very powerful social element for me and my friends, a lot of the ideas we've come up with, we've come up with hanging out and smoking weed," he said. 

Beyond being a passionate consumer, Rogen has a cannabis venture of his own as well. In 2019, he launched a cannabis-focused company called Houseplant, offering handpicked cannabis strains as well as state-of-the-art functional smoking accessories and other stuff for home decor. The collection includes quite some eye-catching pottery and other items to upgrade your coffee table. 

The actor runs Houseplant together with longtime friend Evan Goldberg. Asked why his company focuses on home goods, Rogen once stated that it all came from his desire to display his marijuana in the same way as he would display a "decanter of whiskey." Plus, there is his great interest in pottery. 

"People often ask me how I got into pottery or ceramics, and the answer is I got into it the same way most people get into most things. When you love something, whether it's bread or music, eventually you get the idea that you want to try and make it yourself," Rogen says on Houseplant's website. 

One of America's most famous weed aficionados in recent years, and passionate collector of vintage ashtrays, Seth Rogen certainly has an eye for sophisticated smoking accessories, and much more than that — a great sense how to run a canna business and level up that game. 

Happy birthday dear Seth!

Stephen Andrews