In 2010, a study conducted by University College London’s clinical psychopharmacology unit determined that one of marijuana’s primary properties is the way it increases a user’s ability to make connections between seemingly unrelated concepts. Additionally, the drug also reduces a user’s inhibitions and turns off his or her “inner-editor,” allowing for more, freer out-of-the-box thinking, and rapid association.  

To repeat that in non-nerd terms: you can get some dope ideas smoking weed.

To that end, we hit up some famous pot smokers—everyone from Tommy Chong to Melissa Etheridge (yep!)—to hear if they’ve ever had any cannabis-laced epiphanies. What we found out was thrilling, hilarious, and at times, delicious. For anyone who thinks marijuana is just for Netflix-and-chilling, think again.