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Watch This: Woody Harrelson Got High to Survive Dinner With Trump

Woody Harrelson’s name is nearly synonymous with cannabis, although the actor announced earlier this year that after three decades of toking, he’s finally given up the herb. In an interview with Vulture, he confided that it had been a year since he last smoked, saying it had been “just 30 solid years of partying too fucking hard.”

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“I don’t have a problem at all with smoking. I think it’s great. I think it’s a great drug,” he explained. “Even cops say that the side effect is euphoria.”

Perhaps no one is more acutely aware of Harrelson quitting cannabis than his old buddy, Bill Maher. Also well-known for his love of cannabis, Maher couldn’t resist a few good-natured jabs while interviewing his longtime friend. “Everybody wants to be Woody’s friend. And back in your smoking days, many were,” he said dryly, with Harrelson chuckling.

“We’ve been friends for a very long time,” Harrelson admitted, “and we’ve smoked a lot of joints together.”

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Harrelson appeared on the show to promote his new film, LBJ, in which he plays former president Lyndon B. Johnson. During the interview, the topic of conversation pivoted to current president Donald J. Trump. Harrelson recounted the time the former governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura, invited him to dinner along with Trump, whom Ventura was hoping to woo as a running mate for a 2004 Democratic bid for the presidency.

“It was brutal,” he said, recalling the memory of the meal. So brutal, in fact, that Harrelson admitted, “I had to sneak out and smoke a joint just to, like,” he gestured emphatically, “steel myself for the rest of this dinner.”

Watch the interview below, where Harrelson alleges he’s “never met a more narcissistic man” than Trump.


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‘I Spent the Next Day and a Half in Bed’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

This week, we hear from a bevy of celebrities about cannabis, from long-time Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek trippin’ hard on some potent potables edibles, Larry Flint lashing out at the Trump administration, Bill Nye the Science Guy throwing shade at stoned ultimate frisbee players, and Woody Harrelson revealing which of his dinner companions was so narcissistic, he had to smoke a joint to get through the meal.

Plus, President Macron’s got a healthy nose, Chris Christie whinges about cannabis for the umpteenth time, and Singapore’s Home Affairs Minister is not impressed with Colorado’s legalization experiment. Here’s a roundup of quotes from the past week.

“Trump’s failure to mention Big Pharma is like attacking gambling and extortion rackets without mentioning the Mafia, or crystal meth without mentioning Mexican drug cartels. The President’s plan will address all of the symptoms, but not the root cause of the problem: Big Pharma’s greed and deception. Instead he’s letting his throwback attorney general wage war against the one cheap, totally safe alternative to these highly addictive and deadly drugs—cannabis. Oh, and guess which state has the highest rate of prescription opioid use in America: none other than Sessions’ own Alabama.”

– Hustler founder Larry Flynt, who issued a statement criticizing President Trump’s anemic declaration of a national opioid emergency while Attorney General Jeff Sessions continues to “[wage] federal war on states tha thave legalized marijuana for recreational consumption.” Flynt cited a study funded by the National Institutes of Health that showed legal medical marijuana states have experienced a reduction in opioid overdose deaths.

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“So, there are some of you who do not only smoke cigarettes, huh?”

– French President Emmanuel Macron, who detected the scent of cannabis in the air during his visit to French Guiana. He joked to the crowd, “I still have a nose,” and advised, “That will not help with your schoolwork.”

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“Marijuana legalization will lead to more drug use, not less drug use, will lead to more death not less death, and the national institute of drug abuse has proven it. There is no reason, if I told you today that anything would make your child two and a half time more likely to be addicted to opioids, you would be getting them as far away from it as you possibly could.”

– New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who was the keynote speaker at an annual conference in Indiana that focuses on the state’s opioid and prescription drug crisis. Christie is famously anti-cannabis.

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“Colorado has chosen not to measure the outcomes of legalised marijuana, paying more attention to the commercialisation…People have referenced this as the grand experiment…and the only outcome they measure is the tax revenue, and that’s shameful and a disgrace.”

– Singapore’s Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam, speaking at a forum about combating drug use

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“Now when I played ultimate frisbee very seriously, these guys I would play with would get high and they sucked when they were high.”

– Bill Nye the Science Guy talking to Now This about the need to push for more cannabis research (while also citing poor ultimate frisbee skills as a negative effect of cannabis consumption). He admitted he doesn’t like cannabis or the smell of it but encourages those of us who do to “knock [our]selves out.”

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“It was brutal. It was brutal. Uh, I’d never met a more narcissistic man. He talked about himself the whole time…I had to walk out like halfway through, smoke a joint, just to, just to like, steel myself for the rest of the dinner. It was brutal.”

– Woody Harrelson recounting to Bill Maher about the time he had dinner with Donald Trump

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“I had just arrived in California and went to a friend’s house for dinner, and there were brownies. I love brownies—I’m a chocoholic—and I didn’t realize that they were hash brownies. And… whoa. That threw me for a loop. I took down about a half-dozen. The dinner party was on a Friday, and I was not able to leave that house until Sunday afternoon. I spent the next day and a half in bed. It was not a good trip, and I have not done any of that stuff since!”

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek to The Daily Beast, in which he recounts the time he first arrived in California and attended a “swanky party at a friend’s house” that had some extremely potent edibles available for consumption


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‘It Was a Good Old Shakedown!’: This Week in Cannabis Quotes

This week brings the arrest of a Lost Boy, the announcement from an indie filmmaker that he wants his film to be screened in 420-friendly theatres, a switcheroo from a former NBA commissioner and a very unusual delivery for an Amazon customer. Here’s this week in cannabis quotes:

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“HI #EVERYBODY & HAPPY 22ND! 4 THE RECORD, I WAS NOT ARRESTED OR PUT IN JAIL. I RECEIVED A MISDEMEANOR IN LOUISIANA, DUE 2 A MEMBER OF MY CREW HAVING MEDICAL MARIJUANA, WITH A LEGAL CA PRESCRIPTION, I HAD NOTHING ON ME, BUT WAS CHARGED BECAUSE ITS MY BUS… IT WAS A BIT OF A GOOD OL SHAKEDOWN! AFTER WE PAID THEM IN CASH, THEY ASKED 4 PICS & AUTOGRAPHS, & THEN CALLED THE LOCAL PAPER 2 DO INTERVIEWS! I DO FIND THE TIMING OF ALL THIS IRONIC.”

 – Corey Feldman, on being pulled over, searched and being charged with possession of medical marijuana. Feldman implied that the charge may have arisen due to recently speaking out against sexual abuse in Hollywood.

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“It’s a comedy with Matthew McConaughey and Snoop Dogg as marijuana smokers who are a bit depressed, in the spirit of Cheech and Chong. The movie takes place in Key West, to the South of Florida. I would really love for, when this movie is released, to be shown in cinemas that allow marijuana smoking. It’s possible, in certain states, like California, who have legalized the drug for medical purposes. We already have about 30 theatres that have accepted!”

–  Harmony Korine, on his wish that his new stoner comedy, Beach Bums, will be viewed in theatres that are cannabis-friendly.

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“They were extremely heavy, heavier than you would think from ordering four empty bins.”

Anonymous Amazon customer who was mistakenly shipped 65 pounds of cannabis when ordering four storage bins.

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“I smoke it in my office throughout the day. My boss knows and my performance is well above par. It helps me relax and stay calm and makes me more spontaneous — and that’s good at work.”

 – 28-year-old Steven, employee in small-business funding in the Financial District, on consuming cannabis during work hours in the office.

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“I think we have to change the Collective Bargaining Agreement and let you do what’s legal in your state. If marijuana is now in the process of being legalized, I would think you should be allowed to do what is legal in your state. Now I think it’s up to the sports leagues to anticipate where this is going and maybe lead the way.”

 – Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, on whether the NBA should reform their policies on cannabis use.

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“I know (Jeff) Sessions is out there, using his old-school thoughts about marijuana. But the states aren’t going for it, the people aren’t going for it. This is the new penicillin. There are so many things it helps, why wouldn’t you want this in our lives?”

 – Whoopi Goldberg, on her line of cannabis products aimed at menstrual pain, Whoopi & Maya.

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“I can’t comment on the existence of an investigation at this time.”

 – Jeff Sessions, refusing to comment on whether the Department of Justice may be investigating the power to enforce a crackdown on legal cannabis.


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‘There is a Massive Injustice Being Done’: This Week in Cannabis Quotes

This week has brought some surprising revelations from Orrin Hatch and Jeff Sessions. Canada mourned the loss of the inimitable unofficial poet laureate of Canada and lead singer of The Tragically Hip, Gord Downie, as well as another Canadian cannabis icon, John Dunsworth, more affectionately known as Mr. Lahey on the TV show, Trailer Park Boys. Sen. Cory Booker explains why, although he’s never touched the stuff, he continues to make cannabis legalization a signature issue in his career, while MassRoots sees a shakeup in leadership.

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“It’s been this experience of seeing the hypocrisy within marijuana prohibition, and how it’s destroyed so many lives and communities who get caught up in the war on drugs, while other communities are more easily able to have their breaking of the law exonerated or overlooked. There is a massive injustice being done in a nation that believes in equal justice under the law; marijuana enforcement makes a mockery of that ideal.”

 – Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) on why cannabis is his signature issue

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“I’m very concerned about recent reports that DOJ and DEA are at odds on marijuana research, particularly when it comes to granting licenses to grow marijuana for further research. Can you clarify the position of the Justice Department regarding these applications?”

 – Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) discussing the expansion of medical marijuana research

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“We have a marijuana research system working now, but there is one supplier of the marijuana for that research. People have asked that there be multiple sources of the marijuana for medicinal research and have asked that it be approved… Each one of those has to be supervised by the DEA and I have raised questions about how many and let’s be sure we’re doing this in the right way because it costs a lot of money to supervise these events. I think it’d be healthy to have some more competition in the supply.”

 – Attorney General Jeff Sessions on expanding the medicinal cannabis supply chain

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“I am so blown away by the marijuana culture that’s out here. Seems to me and it’s seemed to me for years that the government has been so ridiculous–ever since 1923 in Canada. Hemp is so beneficial in so many ways…I mean, to make marijuana legal would cost them billions of dollars, for sure. So there’s a lot of people standing in line to make it impossible to make this a legal substance, but out here in [British Columbia], you’d never know. Out here there seems to be another kind of intelligence to me. I tell ya, wouldn’t it be nice, if Canada could learn from BC?”

 – John Dunsworth, actor known as Mr. Lahey on Trailer Park Boys, on cannabis culture in British Columbia

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“Medicinal cannabis is legal in Canada, and it already greatly benefits the health and well-being of many of our fellow Canadians. There is a commitment from the Federal Government to legalize recreational use in just over a year, and with good reason. The harm wrought by the prohibition of marijuana has been thoroughly researched and documented. This is a common-sense-policy and, in our opinion, is a change for the best.”

 – Statement released by The Tragically Hip in May 2017, announcing their partnership with a medical marijuana licensed producer in Canada

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“That is the reason we want to legalize marijuana–not because we can make money off of it. That’s the last reason. If it doesn’t pass the social justice test, you can’t talk about revenue implications, and the fact of the matter is that we have the widest white-nonwhite gap of persons incarcerated in New Jersey.”

 – Phil Murphy, New Jersey gubernatorial candidate on the future of marijuana in New Jersey

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“He refuses to meet with me and Governor Inslee, despite repeated requests. If we can’t agree on what we can disagree on, where are we? We think we have good legal arguments [and] we would defend Washington’s interests.”

 – Bob Ferguson, Washington State Attorney General, when asked about the letter Jeff Sessions sent to the state claiming failures of the Washington state legal cannabis system

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 “By far one of the toughest days of my life.”

 – Isaac Dietrich, former CEO of Massroots after being ousted from the company


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Melissa Etheridge’s Cannabis Mugshot Is Amazing

Melissa Etheridge, singer, songwriter, Grammy-winner, and cannabis advocate has blessed the world with what may be the greatest mug shot of all time, after a cannabis possession arrest at the US-Canada border.

(Police Handout)

Etheridge smiled for the photo after her tour bus was stopped and searched with K9 units as she crossed into the US from Canada at the North Dakota border on August 17. Agents discovered cannabis oil aboard the tour bus and arrested her. According to reports, she was booked for the possession of a controlled substance and pleaded not guilty. Although the musician has a medical marijuana authorization from her home state of California, North Dakota does not allow reciprocity for out-of-state medical marijuana patients.

Just weeks later, at the same border crossing, ’70s rocker Todd Rundgren was passing through on Sept. 9 and was hit with a similar charge. Although the K9 units missed it, US Customs and Border Patrol agents found two vapes and containers with THC liquid inside. He was booked for possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

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“I continue to use cannabis to treat the lasting gastrointestinal effects of the chemo and to help me get a good night’s sleep.”

Melissa Etheridge

For her part, Etheridge has been vocal about her cannabis use in recent years, using it as part of breast cancer treatment and even acknowledging that she prefers to consume cannabis rather than alcohol with her adult kids. She’s also entered the cannabis industry as an entrepreneur, offering a line of cannabis-infused wine through her company, Etheridge Farms. She’s featured in the documentary “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed,” a film focusing on female entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry set to be released later this winter.

Etheridge is also an outspoken proponent of legalization, having recently visited Missouri to endorse a medical cannabis proposal and share her experience using cannabis to treat the side effects of chemotherapy. “Not only did it treat my nausea better than anything else I tried, it alleviated both my physical and emotional pain. I continue to use cannabis to treat the lasting gastrointestinal effects of the chemo and to help me get a good night’s sleep,” she said. “It saddens me when I think about the tens of thousands of patients in Kansas and Missouri who do not enjoy the same safe, legal access to medical cannabis that I did.”

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Beaming from ear-to-ear in her surprisingly cheerful mug shot, Etheridge reminds us of a cool, activist aunt. Her friendly, unabashed grin makes it seem like she doesn’t regret a thing.


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Watch This: Action Bronson and Ricky Williams Play ‘Know Your Strain’

‘Know Your Strain’ is a cannabis-themed game show presented by The Ringer. I’m not sure if it’ll be a series or if this was just a one-off kind of thing but regardless, this episode’s contestants are the rapper (and former chef) Action Bronson and former pro running back Ricky Williams, who we know is willing to sacrifice millions of dollars just to be alone in the wilderness with his beloved cannabis.

It’s a really simple concept where they’re basically flashed random words and have to decide if they represent real or fake strains. The game honestly looks like a lot of fun, especially if you’re stoned while playing it. As you watch the clip, you’ll definitely find yourself thinking, “Yo, I would kill this shit,” so light up your favorite strain and play along with the big boys.


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‘Never Share a Joint With a Stranger. Especially Bill Maher’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

Kathy Bates warns us against sharing a joint with Bill Maher, not because he bogarts it, but because he’s all about that potency. Meanwhile, a chagrined airline passenger finds out the hard way what happens when you freak out mid-flight from a too-potent edible, Eric Holder throws some shade at Jeff Sessions, the Army lessens its restrictions surrounding cannabis use among future recruits, and more.

Here’s a roundup of quotes from the past week.

“I think [the Cole Memo] was a really good policy. The Sessions almost obsession with marijuana, I think, is the thing that’s put the Justice Department in this strange place.”

– Former Attorney General Eric Holder at the Smart on Crime Innovations Conference at John Jay College in New York

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– Chatter around the US Army granting “more flexibility in accepting recruits on the margins” to hit recruitment targets. Said Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Snow, “The big thing we’re looking for is a pattern of misconduct where they’re going to have a problem with authority. Smoking marijuana in an isolated incident as a teenager is not a pattern of misconduct.”

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“As we’re slowly acknowledging the depths of the opioid crisis, which is good, we seldom acknowledge one of the simplest, most effective solutions: medical marijuana, cannabis. Now available in 28 states, largely driven by the voters. Not the politicians.”

– Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) addressing the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce about the United States’ alarming opioid epidemic

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“Times are changing. In 2017, even physicians who oppose legalization generally believe that marijuana should be decriminalized, reducing penalties for users while keeping the drug illegal. Although decriminalization is certainly a step in the right direction, [it’s] an inadequate substitute for legalization and regulation for a number of reasons.”

– Former US Surgeon General for the United States Dr. Joycelyn Elders in the November issue of the American Journal of Public Health

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“Later, while on the airplane and after I had consumed the marijuana, I began to feel dramatically different.”

– Joseph D. Hudek IV, who was recently released from federal custody after disrupting a flight from Seattle to Beijing. Hudek had ingested an edible prior to boarding the plane and allegedly tried to open an exit door while the plane was flying over the Pacific Ocean. Assistant US Attorney Stephen Hobbs argued that Hudek chose to ingest cannabis before his flight “and is responsible for the consequences of those actions … on a plane filled with hundreds of people.”

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“[Bill Maher] was pulling [a joint] out of his jacket and I was like this [pretends to lunge forward]. He said, ‘Let me get it lit first! And I just gotta tell you, never share a joint with a stranger, even if they’re famous. Especially Bill Maher … I don’t even remember what happened. It was just insane…I had to get talked down by one of the other people at the table. She had to hold my hand and say, ‘It’s okay. It’s okay, it’ll be alright. Really, honey, you’ll be fine. Just breathe.’ It was horrible.”

– Kathy Bates to Stephen Colbert, when talking about her Netflix show Disjointed. (Colbert’s response to her story: “That sounds terrible…did you bring enough for everyone?”)


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Cheech Marin Chats Cannabis, Chicano Art, and Which Actor Is ‘The Oddest F*cking Guy’

One of the first comedians to be open about his marijuana use, Cheech Marin has been on the front lines of comedy and cannabis since he first rose to prominence as one half of the iconic stoner duo Cheech & Chong. He’s a staple of Americana who bridged the divide between mainstream entertainment and the cannabis realm throughout his successful career.

Leafly got a chance to chat with the legend himself about his new line of cannabis products, the most interesting person he’s smoked with, his favorite on-set movie experience, and more.

“I smoke not only for the high, but for the taste.”

Cheech Marin

Leafly: Did you have any idea that cannabis would be so instrumental in your career when you first started your journey?

Cheech Marin: When I first started my journey? I was trying to figure out how to get back to my apartment [laughs]. It’s been a lifelong, enlightening journey. I had no idea there was a career [in cannabis], but if there was a career open at that time, I’d have joined that program because everybody was doing it. It was all we talked about.

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What’s your preferred method of consumption these days? 

I have a pipe company, so I like pipes. I like the taste of bud. I smoke not only for the high, but for the taste.

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What strains will be included in your new cannabis product line?

What kind of strains? God, I have them written down, but it will change over the course of time. We are curators, but no matter what it is, it’s always gonna be good.

So it will always be the best?

It’s not always gonna be the best, but it will always be good. Because who’s to say who’s the best? But our strains will always be good. And that’s all a stoner can ask for, right?

[His manager, Lisa Marcus, interjects.] “The idea is that Cheech would personally curate the strains at that moment. So a strain that might be great for November could change in January.”

Marin: Yes, it is under my curatorial province. But it will always be good!

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You have your own line of mezcal. Do you like your mezcal smoky, funky, or both?

Tres Papalote! “Three Kites,” because there’s three different alcoholic expressions in our line. It’s really good! All mezcals are smoky to one degree or another. [They vary in] just what kind of [smokiness] and what kind of concentration you’ve got, and from what agave plant [the mezcal] comes from.

Holding a glass of Tres Papalote mezcal. (Courtesy of Cheech Marin)

Do you have any strains that go with your mezcal?

Not yet, but I’m working on it. I’m going to do extensive field research!

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Tommy Chong also has a line of cannabis products. Did you two compare notes or share perspectives on what it’s like to create and launch your respective products? 

Not really. We both have our own interpretation of it and we’ll see what happens. Hopefully, everybody does well.

You recently released a memoir about your life. What inspired you to sit down and write your life story?

Well, I was getting old and close to the end there, and I could see the dimming of the light at the end of the tunnel. No, they offered me a deal. I wanted to have a task and sit down and develop a kind of style, and this is the style I developed–this biography kind of telling.

What was your writing process like?

I get up in the morning and write. Have a cup of coffee, go read the newspaper. Just write. Maybe until about 12:00 or 1:00, three or four hours, and then I’m done. I have a certain energy band when I’m on a project because every day you don’t do it, you get out of shape and lose the intensity of your train of thought.

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You’re quite the collector of Chicano art. What drew you to this art movement?

“We used to get high together and drink and every once in awhile, we’d go out and take some acid. He was my good friend. I really miss him.”

Cheech Marin, reflecting back on Timothy Leary, his favorite smoke buddy.

Oh, some guy owed me money [laughs]. No, I’ve always been interested in art from an early age. I’d go to the library and take out all the art books, and I taught myself about art. I started getting more interested in contemporary art, going to galleries in LA, and that’s when I discovered the Chicano painters there. They’d already been out there for a while, you know, but it was fresh for me and I recognized right away that these are some good painters, because I’d seen good painting all my life and so I started collecting them. It changes your perspective, and sometimes you need your perspective changed. It’s all about being in a state of being.

Showing off “Tirando Rollo,” artwork by Gaspar Enriquez. (Courtesy of Cheech Marin)

Can you tell us about any upcoming film projects you’re working on?

Oh yeah, I’ve got new movie I just finished [The War With Grandpa]. I hope it turns out good. It’s got Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, myself, and Uma Thurman.

Wow, that’s a great cast.

I know, right?! Are you kidding, I get to work with Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken. Christopher Walken is just the oddest fucking guy. He’s a funny guy.

What’s been your favorite film project throughout your storied career?

My favorite film project? Oh man, maybe Tin Cup. I had a great time on that movie. I mean, not that I didn’t have a good time on all the movies. Especially the old ones, like Born in East L.A. But yeah, Tin Cup. We sat on golf courses and at strip bars. How can you go wrong?

Who would you say is the most interesting person you’ve ever smoked with?

Oh man, that’s a really interesting question. ‘Cause I used to get high with Einstein all the time*. No, but probably Timothy Leary.

He was a really good friend of mine. We used to get high together and drink and every once in awhile, we’d go out and take some acid. Yeah, he was my good friend. I really miss him.

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Do you have any advice for someone who’s new to cannabis?

New to cannabis? Don’t pay retail.

[His manager jumps in.] “Cheech! You’ll put us out of business!”

Marin, laughing: No, buy as much as you can. Because you never know. You never know. And it’ll always be good.

*Writer’s note: He did not actually smoke with Albert Einstein. Einstein died in 1955. (But he really got me with that one.)


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‘Marijuana Was Maybe Present at Those Parties’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

We saw quite a few people come around on cannabis this week, from a Supreme Court justice to an SNL cast member. Additionally, Bernie Sanders applauds those who fight for criminal justice reform, Stephen Colbert cracks jokes about bongs masquerading as vases, and, unsurprisingly, David Crosby extols the creative benefits of cannabis.

Here’s a roundup of quotes from the past week.

“I used to be invited to [parties] where [I] don’t know the host. And can I say that long, long ago, marijuana was maybe present at those parties? It just is not obvious that the reasonable partygoer is supposed to walk into this apartment and say, ‘Got to get out of here.’ And it seems a little bit hard that they’re subject to arrest.”

– Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, while hearing oral arguments for District of Columbia v. Wesby. The case pertains to a group of partygoers who were arrested at a house party after the homeowner said they were trespassing. The partygoers insisted they were invited by the person leasing the house and sued the police for unlawful arrest. 

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“Jake, let’s not worry about the politics of what’s going on. Let’s talk about why players are doing what they’re doing. And that is that we have a real crisis in criminal justice in this country. The United States of America has more people in jail than any other major country on Earth. We have communities now where kids are being picked up for smoking marijuana, getting police records, which makes it difficult for them to get the jobs that they need. So I think what the players are talking about is the need for criminal justice reform, the need for police department reform. They have the right to make that point, and I appreciate their standing up for what they believe.”

Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) during an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN. Tapper asked Sanders for his opinion on NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem.

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“I think reasonable people can ask reasonable questions about whether marijuana is a chemotherapeutic agent. It’s a much broader question about where our responsibility is to step into this and start to ask questions about the claims that are being made…We’ll have some answers to this question very soon, because I think we do bear responsibility to start to address these questions.”

– Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, suggesting that the FDA may begin scrutinizing unproven health claims about cannabis during a hearing before Congress

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“When you invite me you know that’s what you inviting. It is what it is, but at the end of the day, legalize it.”

– Rapper Wiz Khalifa responding to criticism stemming from last week’s Pirates game, where he was invited to throw out the first pitch and pretended to puff and pass a joint upon taking the mound

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“They told me there, they’re like, ‘You might be bipolar,’ and I was like, ‘OK.’ So they’re like, ‘We’re gonna try you on these meds.’ And then I got out [of rehab], and then I started smoking weed again–and I’m on meds.”

– Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson to Rolling Stone. Davidson briefly quit smoking cannabis after experiencing “mental breakdowns,” only to find out that his mental health struggles were due to a previously undiagnosed borderline personality disorder.

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“Like when your parents find your bong and you tell them, ‘Hey, there’s no weed in there now. So…technically, technically, technically that is a vase. Now if you’ll excuse me, if you’ll excuse me, I have some Pink Floyd to listen to. May I have my vase back, please? That’s based on a true story, actually. [Laughs] My mom didn’t know. She didn’t know.”

– Stephen Colbert during his opening monologue. He used the analogy to explain how the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms doesn’t regulate “bump stocks” because they are a “firearm part” as opposed to a firearm.

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“Music and pot go together really well. Being high and listening to music is an excellent idea. That’s certainly not true of hard drugs. They get in the way of everything. But yeah, smoking pot and listening to a record? That’s a winning combination. I think a lot of the great music was written by people who may have been herbally enhanced at the time.”

– Musician David Crosby in an interview with Uproxx


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Mary Jane’s Last Dance: A Tribute to Tom Petty

While reeling in the midst of unimaginable national tragedy, the world lost another rock ‘n’ roll icon and cannabis advocate in the ineffable and remarkable Tom Petty.

“I’m mostly a reefer guy. It’s a musical drug.”

Tom Petty

Petty suffered from cardiac arrest in his home and was later taken off life support at UCLA Medical Center the evening of October 2nd. He was 66 years old.

Mr. Integrity was his nickname and one he lived up to–in fact, Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac fame credits Petty for convincing her to check herself into rehab for an addiction to Klonopin. “I did all I could to talk her into getting some help and getting right,” Petty told Rolling Stone. “I was very worried about her. To the point that if the phone did ring and they said ‘Stevie died,’ I wouldn’t have been surprised.”

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers formed in 1975 and signed on with Shelter Records, releasing “Breakdown” and “American Girl” under the label.

Throughout his storied career, Petty held fast to his principles. In 1979, the band was dragged into a legal dispute when Shelter’s distributor, ABC Records, was purchased by MCA Records. Petty refused to be transferred to another record label, instead filing for bankruptcy in order to renegotiate contracts to protect himself and the bandmates. He refused, in his words, to be “bought and sold like a piece of meat.”

While preparing to release Hard Promises, their fourth album, Petty and the Heartbreakers again ran into trouble with their record label. MCA’s Backstreet label wanted to sell the album for $9.98, which was considered “superstar pricing” compared to an album’s typical list price of $8.98. Petty protested the price hike and the issue became well-known among his fans. Eventually, MCA decided against the price increase. The album was released and included one of his first collaborations with Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac, the song “The Waiting.”

In 1985, Petty and the band began to experiment with a more psychedelic sound. The album Southern Accents included an Alice in Wonderland-inspired song, “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” with Petty dressed as the Mad Hatter chasing Alice through Wonderland, eventually dropping her into a cup of tea and then eating her slice by slice as if she were a sheet cake.

The band released the hit album Into the Great Wide Open in 1991, which included the titular track as well as the hit “Learning to Fly.” At this point, drummer Stan Lynch left the band and Petty embarked on his own solo journey. The song “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” was the last the two recorded together before parting ways. One of his most famous seemingly sly references to cannabis, Heartbreaker guitarist Mike Campbell insists that it was simply a sad love song to an “Indiana girl on an Indiana night.”

Petty recorded his first solo album, Wildflowers, in 1994. Instead of dancing around with inscrutable lyrics, in the album’s main track, “You Don’t Know How it Feels,” Petty sang the lyrics “Let’s get to the point, and roll another joint.” Another song penned by Petty entitled “Girl on LSD” contained the lyrics “ecstasy, crystal meth and glue/I found no drug compares to you/all these pills, all this weed/I dunno just what I need.” Unsurprisingly, Warner Bros. Records vetoed the song, citing it as too controversial.

With newfound freedom as a solo artist, Petty began speaking more candidly about his drug use. He never enjoyed drinking, and although he “went through the 80s like everybody,” had never been a fan of cocaine. He admitted that for all his vices, cannabis was his favorite. “I’m mostly a reefer guy. It’s a musical drug,” he says in an interview with Men’s Journal. When asked if he would get a medical recommendation, he just laughed and told them, “I’ve had a pipeline of marijuana since 1967.”

One of Petty’s favorite cannabis-related pastimes was to learn about history. Whenever he visited Washington, DC, he’d “wait until it’s really late, get stoned, go to Jefferson Memorial and just sit there and read the walls. I’ve done that a few times.”

In a Rolling Stones interview, medical marijuana once again got brought up to Petty. While he didn’t have a recommendation, the musician noted, “I’m certain that I’ve smoked some medical marijuana, yeah. It’s everywhere. I don’t smoke pot as much as I did at one point. But I think the cat’s out of the bag, and it’s gonna be legalized. If you’re gonna sell liquor, you have to sell pot. Liquor’s worse for you. I don’t think pot’s addictive–I never felt like I had to have it, you know. Actually, no, I take that back,” he said, laughing, before adding, “But it is safer than alcohol.”

We’ll miss you, Mr. Petty. Thanks for taking us into the great wide open.


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