Mark Wahlberg Talks About His Pot Smoking Past Accepting an award recently Mark Wahlberg pretended like the trophy was a bong and then explained, "I stopped smoking weed for my kids. . . One day, we were driving and you could smell it from somewhere. My daughter asked what the smell was so I told her it was a skunk. Then she said, 'Sometimes Daddy smells like that!' to me and my wife. So I knew I had quit."