In 1993, Tom Petty hit the studio with producer Rick Rubin to record the solo album Wildflowers, which he released a year later. "Mary Jane's Last Dance," though part of that recording session, came out in 1993 as the only original song on Tom Petty's and Heartbreakers' Greatest Hits. The cannabis-themed song reached No. 14 on the charts, joining the Wildflowers track "You Don't Know It Feels" as his only Top 20 hits from the 1990s to his tragic death this week. As evidence of his cannabis love, the latter track references rolling joints, joining other smokey songs like "U Get Me High," "Girl on LSD" and "Tweeter and the Monkey Man" (with the Traveling Wilburys).
"It's a musical drug," the singer told Men's Journal in 2015. "I’ve had a pipeline of marijuana since 1967."
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