Jason Mraz

b. June 23, 1977

 

Jason Mraz's 2002 debut CD, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, shot him to the Top 40 with hits “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)” and “You and I Both” and his latest, "I'm Yours" was a Top Ten Billboard hit and has now been on the national Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for a record-setting 77 weeks, longer than any other song by any other artist in the chart's 51-year history). But our favorite is "Ain't Got No Dope/All I Got's My 40" where he gives a shout out to his VIPs.

"Everybody I know smokes pot for every possible kind of purpose," he told CelebStoner. "I think pot laws are ridiculous. They don't exist in our world. It's only a matter of time before our generation of politicians will be working the system for us." In 2000 Mraz was arrested for marijuana possession in Texas en route to opening for James Taylor.

In February 2009, while celebrating the 53rd birthday of his Ben Harper-style drummer Toca Rivera, Mraz joined a rally for the legalization of marijuana in Harajuku, Tokyo. "Here’s a look at the rally we quickly became a part of,” Mraz wrote on his MySpace blog, accompanied by a collection of photos from the event. In one shot, Mraz is seen holding a sign that reads, “FREE THE WEED.”

Mraz just played the Greek Theatre in Berkeley (10/9/2009) and a sold-out Hollywood Bowl concert before heading to Argentina and Brazil. But first he'll stop and play a free show at Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre in Chula Vista. He lives in San Diego and owns an avocado farm in Northern San Diego County near Fallbrook.

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