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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Martha Stewart On Rolling a Joint with Andy Cohen

UPDATE 9/20: Stewart has announced a line of CBD edibles. "The flavorful citrus medley of wellness gummies includes Meyer lemon, kumquat, and blood orange, while the delicious berry medley includes red raspberry, huckleberry, and black raspberry."

Huffington Post reports that Martha Stewart, the woman who does everything perfectly, also knows how to roll a joint. Or so she said in an interview with Andy Cohen, where she also said she almost asked for a puff off a sloppily rolled one she'd seen on the way to the studio. "That would have made for a very interesting interview," quickly quipped Cohen. Perhaps Stewart ought to demonstrate her joint-rolling skills in an upcoming show, as Canadian historian Pierre Berton did in 2010. 

It seems Stewart had her eyes opened to the injustices of the drug war when she took a prison rap for the true stock manipulators who bankrupted our country. In her 2005 holiday message from prison, Stewart wrote, "I beseech you all. . . to encourage the American people to ask for reforms, both in sentencing guidelines, in length of incarceration for nonviolent first-time offenders, and for those involved in drug-taking."

In April 2013, Stewart said on The Today Show that she and Snoop hang out and bake brownies together. It's true: Stewart and the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg baked brownies and rapped together about the green kind on her show in 2009. "Why not bake 'em at 4 hundred and 20 degrees?" asked Snoop. In 2017, the Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog: T-Mobile Super Bowl Ad won a Tokey Award for Best Commercial.

In 2014, Stewart offered free patterns for craft projects made with her hemp/cotton yarn line. She commented upon the September 2020 release of her CBD edibles line: "I've found that CBD supplements are a simple way to enhance my own health and wellness, especially when it comes to managing the stresses of daily life. I set out to create the most delicious CBD products on the market, drawing inspiration from some of my favorite recipes and flavor profiles from my greenhouse and gardens

"My wellness gummies closely resemble the French confections, pâte de fruits, rather than the sticky, overly sweet versions you might find elsewhere. Created in collaboration with top researchers and scientists at Canopy Growth, I am very proud of the end result: wellness gummies, oil drops, and soft gels that taste as wonderful as they make you feel." 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

2013 Tokey Awards

Tokin Woman is proud to bestow 

the following “Tokey” Awards for 2013, 

in recognition of the achievement, 

courage and compassion of the awardees 

(and in a few cases, the lack of enlightenment).

Oprah Winfrey

Bill Maher






Melissa Etheridge

Sanjay Gupta

David Downs, East Bay Express
Ryan Burns, North Coast Journal
Pot POWs

"I'm no fan of drug addicts, just thinking about them makes me so angry I need another Xanax."



Saturday, December 23, 2017

Top Ten Christmas Cultural References to Marijuana in Movies & TV

Yes, kiddies, Jesus was a Mushroom and so was Santa Claus. Until mankind can fully come to grips with our true drug-fueled history (and herstory), here are some interesting references that have snuck through at Christmastime:

1. In the heartfelt 2005 film The Family Stone, Diane Keaton munches "special" brownies as the cancer-stricken family matriarch, and Sarah Jessica Parker plays the uptight Meredith, whose freak flag flies under the tutelage of her fiancé's brother Ben Stone (Been Stoned?), played by Luke Wilson.

2. The Night Before (2015) written by Jonathan Levine (The Wackness) and starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, features Dickensian pot dealer Mr. Green (Michael Shannon) manifesting marijuana's three vision quest abilities: to put you squarely in the present, to illuminate a future you fear, and to come to grips with a past you have buried. To the character who protests paranoia, Mr. Green replies, "Sometimes it's good to be uncomfortable." Packed with the usual party boy inanities, this one at least has cameos from Mindy Kaling and Ilana Glazer (Broad City) as Scrooge.

3. In Scrooged (1998), Bill Murray finds his soul with the help of his pot-puffing girlfriend, played by Karen Allen.

4. To deal with his sudden change in fortune, Eddie Murphy jumps into the john to take a toke, and Dan Aykroyd lights up a spliff in disguise as a Jamaican in Trading Places (1983), set at Christmastime.

5. In The Man Who Came to Dinner (1941), the unwanted visitor's host is based on H.H. Timken, the Ohio industrialist who planned to bankroll hemp production in the US. Absinthe is mentioned.

6. In the 1951 movie The Lemon Drop Kid, Bob Hope sniffs Santa's pipe and pantomimes flying while singing the song "Silver Bells":

7.  In Four Christmases (2008) where the always-hilarious Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon attempt to dodge their wacky relatives, Sissy Spacek warns her grandson against grandma's "special" brownies.

8. A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas (2011) must be mentioned. Best moment: when Danneel Harris (Vanessa) convinces Kumar not to stop smoking.

9. In Happy Christmas (2014) Anna Kendrick (pictured) plays an insecure woman who puffs pot from a joint and a pipe, and does fine unless she mixes it with alcohol. It's not very Christmassy, insightful, or fun, but Kendrick is good (as always).

10. A tie between the 2008 ER episode, "The High Holiday," which features Charlotte Rea (who played the housemother TV’s staid sitcom "The Facts of Life") accidentally dosing the staff at their Christmas party with her pot brownies, made for a friend in chemotherapy. And the 2009 Friends episode in which Monica is baking Christmas cookies, and Phoebe comments, "A plate of brownies once told me a limerick." "Were those funny brownies?" she is asked. "Not especially," is her response, "but you know what, I think they had pot in them."

And for you kids in town without a Christmas tree, the "smoke your marijuanaka" line in Adam Sandler's original Hanukkah Song always gets a big ovation whenever he performs it live. His newest version #4 of the song shows he's still smokin:


UPDATE 12/2019: In 2020 look for "High Holiday," the plot of which is (according to IMDB): "In order to lighten up her uptight family, the free-spirited daughter of a conservative politician brings weed-infused salad dressing to Christmas Eve dinner. With Tom Arnold, Jennifer Tilly, Cloris Leachman and Shannyn Sossamon.

UPDATE 12/2022: Just discovered: The Simpsons "The Fight Before Christmas" episode, where Bart dreams he boards the Polar Express en route to Santa's workshop at the North Pole. When Bart exclaims, "We're flying!" the engineer (Otto) says, "Yep, she can fly all right, you've just got to keep her happy," shoveling marijuana into the fire. Magical moments ensue. On the return trip, police follow the train and Otto gifts it to Bart for Christmas before jumping out. With appearances by Martha Stewart and Katy Perry, playing themselves. 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Macy Gray Gets Stoned

Macy Gray has brought her distinctive voice and style to a new single, "Stoned," now available on iTunes, from her forthcoming album "The Way."

Born Natalie McIntyre in September 1970 in Canton, Ohio, the 6-foot-tall black girl didn't fit in with her mainly white classmates at her Ohio prep school. She moved to Los Angeles and was a mother of three with a rocky marriage when she catapulted to fame on the strength of songs like "I Try," for which she won the Best Female Pop Vocal Grammy in 2001.

The singer admittedly didn't handle her fame well, indulging in excesses but denying rumors she used hard drugs. She told one interviewer that drugs play an important part in her creativity. "I think everybody needs a little oblivion. It is important to get out of your mind sometimes so you meet a different side of yourself. I have had some really incredible revelations on drugs but at the same time they can do horrible things to you, like make you have to spend a lot of money on rehab."

The "Stoned" video shows Gray smoking and giggling while looking at online pictures of other famous stoners, including Tokin Women Miley CyrusMartha Stewart, Marilyn MonroeMaya AngelouOprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga and Rhianna. And it looks like she's seen because the video picks up the Bob Marley and Bill Gates photos from their pages there:

Gray has been diagnosed as bipolar, a condition for which many report relief from cannabis, although studies show mixed results. A 2012 study found marijuana can improve cognitive functioning in those with bipolar disorders.

Gray covered The Toyes song "Smoke Two Joints" in 2012. In 2013 she was named in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by a security guard from Universal, alleging rampant marijuana use at the company's headquarters.

Starring recently in The Paperboy (2012) with Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey and Nicole Kidman, Gray also has a successful acting career. In Little Lake for first-time filmmaker Jasmin Sharon, she plays a "hippie psychic" who assists a young girl's coming of age.

Gray is touring in California starting at the end of August, then nationwide. Read more.

CelebStoner names Gray's "Stoned" video in its Top 10 Stoner Songs of All Time.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Review: "Grass is Greener" from Netflix

The Netflix marijuana documentary “Grass is Greener” is a milestone in the form, told from the perspective of the African-American community that has been so hard hit by the War on Drugs.

Directed and narrated by Frederick Brathwaite, better known as “Fab 5 Freddie” who DJed a hip hop show on MTV, the film features interviews with Snoop Dog, Damian Marley, B Real, Killer Mike, and others, as well as women like Reggae artist Jah 9.

With awesome graphics, music, and archival materials throughout, it starts with the history of cannabis use and prohibition in the US, interviewing pioneer authors Larry "Ratso" Sloman and Steve Hagar, along with Criminal Justice Professor Baz Dreisinger.

The connection between marijuana and music is made right away, starting in New Orleans with the story of Louis Armstrong, and interviewing old-time musicians who have used cannabis for 60 or 70 years. Mezz Mezzrow, the Jewish jazz clarinetist who supplied Harlem with "reefers" back in the day is compared to the modern Mezz, a dealer named Branson who has been extolled in dozens of rap songs.

Everything from the 1944 Laguardia Report, to Nixon's burying of the 1972 Shafer Commission report and subsequent racist comments made by him and his aide John Ehrlichman, and Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" campaign to the rise of pro-legalization Reggae artists Bob Marley and Peter Tosh are given their due.

These are familiar themes, but where "Grass is Greener" departs and breaks ground is where it goes from there, starting with examples of Hip Hop songs that warned against hard drug use, and Snoop's admission that, as a cocaine dealer, he grew distressed at watching the damage that drug caused. Weed, however,  was "fly" and he made it his mission to turn the world onto the better drug. Soon Cypress Hill was smoking weed on SNL, Dr. Dre released his CD "The Chronic," and there was no putting the ganja genie back in the bottle.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Kathy Bates: I Shared Some Good Stuff with Susan Sarandon

Actress extraordinaire Kathy Bates is the latest celeb to "out" herself as a potsmoker on Andy Cohen's "Watch What Happens Live" on Bravo TV.

Asked to pick the bigger pothead between Matthew McConaughey and Susan Sarandon, Bates said she shared "some good sh##" with Sarandon and Melissa McCarthy last June. "But I didn't inhale," she joked.

Bates played a marijuana smoker in the 2011-12 series "Harry's Law," but had to play a witch in "American Horror Story: Coven" to win an Emmy this year. She played Alice B. Toklas's lover Gertrude Stein on film in Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris."

Others who've talked about pot with Cohen include Oprah Winfrey and Sarandon herself; Martha Stewart told Cohen that "of course" she knows how to roll a joint.

Thanks to the Smell the Truth blog for the tip. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


UPDATE 5/18: Gayle King, guesting on The Ellen Show, said she wasn't telling tales out of school when she said that Oprah "has smoked a little marijuana." In a separate interview, Oprah  declared Ellen's pot-infused party "the most fun I ever had. I don't even know what happened to me." 

9/18/2013 - Last year's Top 50 Most Influential Marijuana Users from MPP had only five women on their list, and a female didn't show up until position #21.

This year's a little better, with 11 women included and Oprah Winfrey coming in at #2, between Presidents Obama and Clinton.

Winfrey was asked when she last smoked marijuana on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" on August 16 and replied "Uh...1982." Host Andy Cohen then said, "Let's hang out after the show" to which she replied, "Okay. I hear it's gotten better."

At age 17, Winfrey won the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant and began doing the news part time at radio station WVOL. She was then both the youngest news anchor and the first black female news anchor at Nashville's WLAC-TV. She moved to Baltimore in 1976 to co-anchor the six o'clock news at WJZ-TV where she became co-host of WJZ's local talk show People Are Talking.

By her admission, Winfrey did much of this during the time she smoked pot, until the age of 28. In 1983, she began to host AM Chicago, taking the show from last place in the ratings the highest-rated talk show in Chicago. The rest is herstory.

According to Kitty Kelley's unauthorized biography, drug use was so prevalent at the Nashville station when Oprah worked there that management removed a vending machine "after they discovered it had been rigged to dispense marijuana." On a special pre-taped show in January 1995, Winfrey tearfully admitted she did cocaine in her past, according to Kelley to stave off a lawsuit by a former boyfriend who alleged she addicted him to coke. Oprah's book club endorsement of former heroin addict James Frey's A Million Little Pieces blew up when it was uncovered Frey fabricated most of the book.

Like Obama, Winfrey is lucky she never got arrested for a youthful pot offense, or she might have had a much lesser career, like 2008's Miss Teen Louisiana Lindsey Evans.

Showing up next on MPP's list is Lady Gaga at position #20. Last year, Gaga missed the cut, coming in at #52 (even though she was probably more influential last year). Jennifer Aniston (last year's #38) follows at #25, and Angelina Jolie dropped from #24 to #28 (maybe because she says she doesn't like pot). Sarah Palin dropped the furthest, from #14 on last year's list to #39 this year.

Martha Stewart is new to the list, coming in at #29 after she also joked with Cohen about knowing how to roll a joint. The venerable Susan Sarandon joins the list at #33, with an early admission uncovered by

Also newly added are Madonna (#42), Miley Cyrus (#45) and Rhianna (#47). Maya Angelou, who was the top woman on the MPP list last year at #21, dropped down to #37, and Whoopi Goldberg, who made last year's list at #44, has dropped off entirely.

Some obvious omissions to the list are: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Melissa Etheridge, Joan Rivers and Roseanne Barr. I sure hope someone asks Hillary Clinton soon if she smoked.

Thursday, October 9, 2014's "Pot Week" has acknowledged marijuana's move to the  mainstream by dubbing this "Pot Week".

It's accompanied by a slide show titled, From Annie Hall to Miley: A Visual History of the Stoner Babe.

Opening with Tokin Woman Maya Angelou, it moves through Annie Hall, 9 to 5, Oprah Winfrey, Roseanne Barr, Saving Grace, Sex in the City, Jennifer Aniston, Lady Gaga, Martha Stewart, Mad Men, Susan Sarandon, Rhianna and Miley Cyrus.

It adds a few I haven't covered, like Bridget Fonda in Jackie Brown (pictured), Lindsay Weir from Freeks and Geeks, Stephanie from The Wackness, Kristina Braverman from Parenthood and the gals from High Maintenance and Broad City.

The site followed with a second slide show, highlighting their 13 Most Powerful Women in the Cannabis Industry.

The week of features follows this weekend's New York Times style section story highlighting the female pot entrepreneurs in Colorado. “We’re weeding out the stoners,” said Olivia Mannix, the 25-year-old co-founder of a start-up called Cannabrand, an advertising agency devoted exclusively to marketing marijuana. “We want to show the world that normal, professional, successful people consume cannabis.”

It has been announced that pot researcher Dr. Julie Holland will team with Diablo Cody (Juno) and Oprah Winfrey on an HBO comedy based on Holland's new book Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, the Sex You’re Not Having, The Sleep You’re Missing and What’s Really Making You Crazy. The book examines “the pros and cons of the drugs people are being offered as well as some surprising and highly effective natural therapies.”

(Thanks to Steve Bloom of CelebStoner for the tips.)

Friday, December 15, 2017

2017 Tokey Awards

Tokin' Woman of the Year: Kathy Bates

The venerable actress Kathy Bates not only played a medical marijuana dispensary owner on the Netflix series Disjointed this year, she also made the rounds of the interview circuit, talking up the medicinal uses of marijuana and candidly speaking about her own use.

Asked by the New York Times if she smokes pot, Bates replied, "Yeah, I do. I’ve had a prescription for some time for chronic pain. I’ve really become a believer. I find it just as, if not more, effective than other pain relief." She also said she supports legalization "even more so now that I’ve become more educated about what its properties are" and mentioned meeting NFL players in the Gridiron Cannabis Coalition.

AARP Magazine's headline was Kathy Bates: She's Smokin', and Stephen Colbert introduced her as "an Academy Award–winning actress who terrified us in Misery, inspired us in Titanic, and now she sells us weed on the Netflix show Disjointed." She demonstrated her technique for using a vape pen for Stephen, and gifted Chelsea Handler with a cannabis wrist corsage for her interview on Chelsea.

Bates also played a marijuana-smoking lawyer in the 2011-12 TV series "Harry's Law," and portrayed Alice B. Toklas's lover Gertrude Stein on film in Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris." In 2014 she said she'd shared "some good sh##" with Susan Sarandon and Melissa McCarthy.

Gotta say, though, having just seen Bates in "The Great Gilly Hopkins" (2015), it made me wish the writing for cannabis-themed movies and TV could approach a great film like that one.

Outie of the Year

Olivia Newton-John

Gwynneth Paltrow

Anne Hathaway

Admission of the Year 

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan on parties where marijuana "may have been present"

“It’s never fun to work in drug prevention,” said Drug Free America’s Deputy Director Amy Ronshausen.

Top Activist

Peachtree NORML founder Sharon Ravert (pictured at right with members of the NC Women and others) lobbied to bring the Drug Policy Alliance conference to Atlanta this year. Just before the event, Atlanta, which had the worst-in-the-nation record for arresting blacks over whites for marijuana, passed a decriminalization measure. NORML is working to pass more reform measures throughout Georgia and Sharon produces a segment on highlighting the stories and work of other women in the fight to end marijuana prohibition.

Honorable mentions

Alexis Bortell - 12-year-old suing Sessions over marijuana policy

In Peru, mothers rouse support for legalizing medical marijuana

Women could push marijuana legalization across the finish line in Texas

Political She-Ro Award 

Elizabeth Warren Wants Marijuana Answers From Trump Health Nominee and Seeks to Pull Pot Shops Out of Banking Limbo

New York Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal introduces bill to allow cannabis for menstrual cramps

Harwell Open to Medical Marijuana Law in Tennessee

Kamala Harris to Trump: Leave Grandma's Marijuana Alone

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard on the future of marijuana legalization

Minister of Women and Child Development in India Wants Medical Cannabis

Best Commentary (Written) 

Dr. Jocelyn Elders: Health Care is a Human-Rights Issue

NORML Women of Washington: Profit vs. access on Facebook, our digital town square

Best Commentary (TV)

Samantha Bee Rips Jeff Sessions

John Oliver on MJ Legalization

Bill Maher: Opiate of the Masses Now Officially Opiates (and Booze)

Dr. Oz Shocks "Fox & Friends"

Funniest TV Moment 

The Daily Show: Roy on Drugs

Saturday Night Live: Leslie Jones's Jamaican Vacation

Russell Brand on His Favorite (and non-favorite) Drugs

Kathryn Hahn's Wake and Bake on "I Love Dick"

Family Feud Contestant Wins with Weed

Phattest Film 

Mary Janes: The Women of Weed

Girls Trip

The Only Living Boy in New York 

Best Video or Series

Kelsey Darragh: I Tried Medical Marijuana For 30 Days 
To See If It Could Cure My Chronic Pain

Damian Marley: Meet Medical Cannabis Patient Michelle Aldrich

Now This: This Grandma Wants You to Smoke Weed

Merry Jane: Queens of the Stoned Age

Best Commercial

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog: T-Mobile Super Bowl Ad

Top Tweets (Politicos)

Tulsi Gabbard
Dina Titus
Kirsten Gillibrand
Julia Brownley
Kamala Harris

Top Tweets (Entertainers)

Paula Poundstone
Elayne Boosler
Susan Sarandon

Best Album

Jhené Aiko: Trip

Best Musical Moment
Sheryl Crow wailing on the harmonica to Willie Nelson's "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die" at Farm Aid

Best Dance Moment
Stella Abrera performing "Soul Bossa Nova/Dear Quincy" (with pipe) in tribute to Carmen de Lavallade at the Kennedy Center Honors. See Carmen dancing it. 

Best Book

Ashley Picillo & Lauren Devine: Breaking The Grass Ceiling: Women, Weed and Business

Debby Goldsberry: Starting and Running a Marijuana Business

Ayelet Waldman: A Really 
Good Day

Paula Poundstone: The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness

Excellence in Reporting

Amanda Chicago Lewis: Medical Pot Is Our Best Hope to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

Paul Armentano, NORML: Blowing the Lid Off the "Marijuana Treatment" Racket

Sofia Miselem, AFP: 'Grandma's magic remedy:' Mexico's medical marijuana secret

Tom Angell, The Marijuana Moment: Teen Marijuana Use Down In Most Legalized States, Federal Data Says 

Brooke Edwards Staggs: The Cannifornian

Best Interview

Arnie Cooper, The Sun - Hooked: Maia Szalavitz Debunks Myths About Addiction 

Best Public Art

Hollyweed Sign

"I Thought the KKK was OK" (pictured)

Best Speech

Diane Goldstein accepting the H.B. Spear Award for Achievement in the Field of Law Enforcement at the Drug Policy Alliance Conference. 

Kathleen Harrison: Cannabis and Spirituality

Best Event

Women's Visionary Congress: Women and Cannabis Salon 

Best Billboard

The "moving hand" billboard on Sunset Strip for Disjointed. (See it moving at night.)

Top Studies

Cannabis and pregnancy: Maternal child health implications during a period of drug policy liberalization

People Who Smoke Weed Have 20 Percent More Sex

Women Who Smoke Marijuana Are Smarter Than Women Who Don't

Delaying marijuana smoking to age 17 cuts risks to teens' brains, new study suggests

Medical Marijuana for Children with Cancer? What Providers Think

Middle-aged women prescribed the most opioids, report finds

Children More Likely to Overdose If Mothers Are Prescribed Opioids

Energy Drinks Are a Gateway to Cocaine and Alcohol

States of Shame

Kansas Jails Cancer-Stricken Grandmother for Driving After Taking Anti-Nausea Drug

Proposed Wyoming Bill Equates Giving Substances Like Cannabis to Pregnant Women as Homicide

Alabama's crackdown on pregnant marijuana users

One North Texas Mother Convicted of Five Felonies for Breastfeeding One Child on Pot

Texas Cops Spent 11 Minutes Searching a Woman's Vagina, Found No Drugs

"What Were They Smoking?" Award

Ann Coulter: Marijuana use is “destroying the country”

Sen. McCaskill: If Pot is Legal "Kids Will Get Handed Joints Like They Get Handed Beers"

Rob Portman Claims MJ Laced with Fentanyl

Himachal Pradesh local women destroy cannabis plantations

Feds block a product aimed at keeping drugs out of kids’ hands

Feds Authorized Montana Woman's Hemp Farm, but Now They're Killing It

Marijuana legalization and gay activist
Gilbert Baker,
who designed the Rainbow Flag

A Fond Farewell To:

Gilbert Baker
Chuck Berry
David Cassidy
Hugh Hefner
Joanne Kyler
Joanna McKee
Roger Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
Jeanne Moreau
Tom Petty
Anita Pallenberg
Jacki Rickert

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Tokey Awards 2020

Tokin' Woman of the Year: Kamala Harris

“I’m America’s cool aunt. A fun aunt. I call that a funt. The kind of funt that will give you weed but then arrest you for having weed," said Maya Rudolph in her Emmy-winning portrayal of Kamala Harris on Saturday Night Live
Although VP-elect Harris's record and rhetoric on marijuana wasn't good while she was a prosecutor, she has championed reform in the Senate, where she sponsored the MORE Act (Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement Act).  Harris, like others, has figured out that the drug war is steeped in racism, and so it's a human rights issue for all. And she knows that it's now cool to say you smoked it. 

During her Presidential campaign, Harris said on a radio talk show she was “absolutely in favor of legalizing marijuana,” harkening to her half-Jamaican heritage and citing the mass incarceration resulting from cannabis prohibition, particularly of young black men. And she admitted she smoked weed when she was in college. When asked if she might start smoking again, she replied, “I think it gives a lot of people joy, and we need more joy in the world.”
Harris has managed to straddle her tough-prosecutor past with her "funt" persona. She's advocated for arresting the police who shot and killed Breonna Taylor in a botched drug raid, and noted at a Judiciary Committee hearing on Prison Safety and the Coronavirus that 70% of those in US prisons are black and brown people, and while Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen qualified for home detention due to COVID concerns, 62-year-old Fidel Torres died of COVID-19 in a federal prison while serving the final two years of his 20-year sentence for a marijuana offense. She has also been a strong advocate for voting rights, so important in this year's election, and beyond. 
The first woman, the first black, and the first person of Asian descent to be elected Vice President, Harris is sure to make herstory. She's reiterated the Biden/Harris pledge to decriminalize marijuana since the election, and in the recent BET documentary "Smoke." Biden is a longtime drug warrior who will have to be pushed beyond his treatment-instead position. We hope the Californian Harris will help give him a nudge into the present day, where a supermajority of Americans favor cannabis legalization.  

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tokin Women in Movies & TV

A list of women who smoke weed in the movies and TV:

1935 - A 13-year-old Judy Garland sings "La Cucaracha" in a short film. 

1936 - Reefer Madness and Marihuana trumpet the dangers of women on weed.

1939 - Marjorie Main's character keeps exclaiming, "Smokin' Oakum!" in The Women. (Hope Emerson does the same in 1952's Westward the Women. Oakum is the short fibers of hemp.)

1949 - Lila Leeds, the starlet who was arrested with Robert Mitchum for marijuana, stars in She Shoulda Said No.

1958 - Holly Golightly tries pot in the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (but only uses retail therapy in the 1971 movie).

1959 - Susan Hayward wins an Oscar for her portrayal of femme fatal Barbara Graham in I Want to Live. Jazz, and marijuana, are blamed.

1960 - Yvette Mimeux's character in Where the Boys Are utters lines like, "Mystic!" and "I must have been really smashed—stoned!" When the boys teach her to smoke, she assures her friends, "I don't inhale, though."

1962 - Paul Newman tries to blackmail Geraldine Page over her hashish habit in Sweet Bird of Youth.

1968 - Leigh French debuts her "Share a Little Tea with Goldie" sketch on the Smothers Brothers TV show, and Leigh Taylor-Young bakes Peter Sellers brownies in I Love You Alice B. Toklas. Actresses Jo Van Fleet and Joyce Van Patten inadvertently get baked too.

1969 - Brenda Vaccaro puffs and passes in Midnight Cowboy, and Natalie Wood & Dyan Cannon get in on the pot-smoking fun in Bob & Carol & Ted  & Alice. On TV's "Bewitched" Endora turns up her nose at brownies that aren't made from an Alice B. Toklas recipe. 

1970 - Ruth Gordon plays an 80-year-old woman who opens up her young, troubled friend with the aid of a hookah in Harold and Maude. Barbra Streisand tells George Segal, "Now I'm going to make you happy" as she lights a joint to share with him in The Owl and the Pussycat. And Shirley MacLaine gets a beatific smile on her face after she smokes while playing a nun in Two Mules for Sister Sara.

1971 - Bunny O'Hare stars Bette Davis as a widow who motorcycles to Mexico with Ernest Borgnine, while the two pose as hippies to pull off a string of bank robberies. Borgnine puffs in the movie and Davis's character refuses when offered, but asks some intelligent questions about it. On TV's Mary Tyler Moore Show, Mary and Rhoda (Valerie Harper) suspect they're being used to smuggle marijuana into Mexico for their vacation.

1972 - Paula Prentiss puffs pot as a wacky would-be singer in The Last of the Red Hot Lovers and Cindy Williams turns on a staid bank manager in Travels With My Aunt.

1977 - Annie Hall, starring Diane Keaton as a pot-smoking heroine, sweeps the Oscars and Laraine Newman stumps for the American Dope Growers Union on TV's Saturday Night Live.

1978 - Karen Allen puffs with her college professor in Animal House and Jamie Lee Curtis shares a joint with Nancy Kyes in Halloween.

1979 - Beverly D'Angelo smokes a joint with two fellow debutantes (Jane Brooke and Suzanna Love) in Hair. 

1980 - Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton have an "old fashioned ladies pot party" in 9-5 and Helen Hunt plays a schoolgirl who smokes pot and is unable to write a book review (ironically, of Moby Dick) on the TV sitcom "The Facts of Life."

1981 - In a "lost episode" titled "I Do, I Do" of TV's Laverne and Shirley, the girls (played by Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams) get stoned on pot brownies.

1982 - Keaton sings a Beatles song as she smokes in the bathtub in Shoot the Moon. JoBeth Williams and Craig T. Nelson smoke and yuk it up in Poltergeist (then they pay). And Debra Winger shares a surreptitious joint in the car with a friend (Lisa Blount) in An Officer and a Gentleman

1983 - Winger as Emma and pal Patsy (Lisa Hart Carroll) toke up the night before Emma's wedding in Terms of Endearment. JoBeth is back toking along with Mary Kay Place and Gwen Close in The Big Chill, and Meryl Streep as Karen Silkwood passes a joint to Cher in Silkwood.

1984 - Kathleen Turner tells Michael Douglas she "went to college" in Romancing the Stone.

1985 - Molly Ringwald bonds with The Breakfast Club gang with the aid of a joint and Madonna turns on a New Jersey spa salesman in Desperately Seeking Susan.

1986 - Turner goes back in time to high school in Peggy Sue Got Married and smokes reefer with the town beatnik.

1987 - Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Cher smoke pot with the devilish Jack Nicholson in The Witches of Eastwick.

1988 - Sarandon plays the philosophical pot smoker Annie Savoy in Bull Durham and Karen Allen returns, this time puffing in a bathtub in Scrooged and helping Bill Murray find his soul. 

1990 - Mia Farrow smokes an opium pipe and finds her true path with the help of some magical herbs in Alice. 

1993 - Milla Jovovich plays with a lighter in the dopey Dazed and Confused and on TV's Roseanne, she and her husband enjoy "A Stash from the Past." Olympia Dukakis, playing landlady Anna Madrigal, turns her tenant (Laura Linney) onto pot in the PBS series "Tales of the City," which became a target for Jessie Helms and the far right due to its depiction of homosexuality and drug use.

1995 - Anne Bancroft, Ellen Burstyn and Winona Ryder share a joint on the front porch in How to Make an American Quilt, Parker Posey puffs and learns to be a librarian in Party Girl, and Alicia Silverstone gets "baked" at a party in Clueless. TV's "Friends" starts a series of running gags involving Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) and marijuana.

1996 - Liv Tyler and Rachel Weisz toke in Stealing Beauty. On TV, Jane Curtin's character on "Third Rock from the Sun" is revealed to be a former Berkeley radical who tries to smoke a frozen french fry, thinking it is a joint. On "Frazier," Roz (Peri Gilpin) says, "If I can grow plants in my dorm room closet I must know a thing or two about horticulture." (In the 2003 episode "High Holidays" she supplies a pot brownie to Martin.)

1997 - Candice Bergen as TV's controversial Murphy Brown uses medical marijuana. Catherine Hicks plays a mother who admits to her minister husband that she smoked pot in her past after he catches their son with a joint in the series 7th Heaven. Bridget Fonda tokes (but isn't exactly a role model) in Jackie Brown. 

1998 - Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller smoke a joint together after they reunite in There's Something About Mary, and in Stepmom, Susan Sarandon's character uses medical marijuana to treat cancer.

1999 - Catherine Keener rolls a joint for her admirers Cameron Diaz and John Cusak in Being John Malkovich. Claire Danes puffs in a Thai prison in Brokedown Palace, Sandra Bullock smokes sinsemilla in Forces of Nature, Nicole Kidman tries pot (and everything else) in Eyes Wide Shut, and Mena Suvari & Thora Burch share a joint in American Beauty.  Hillary Swank, Chloe Sevingy, Alicia Goranson, and Alison Folland smoke pipes & bongs in Boys Don't Cry.

On TV, Linda Cardellini gets self aware (for a second) in Freaks and Geeks, and Donna (Laura Prepon) moves into "The Circle" in the basement in That 70s Show. Jackie (Mila Kunis) soon joins in too. In the Series 2 premiere ("Garage Sale"), Mrs. Forman (Debra Jo Rupp) and Donna's mom (Tanya Roberts) have some fun with brownies as the adults make a circle of their own. On The Sopranos, Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) smokes in a bathtub and with her boyfriend (Will Janowitz, who says Sigler and he smoked for real before the scene, and that she brought the joint and handled being stoned better than he did). 

2000 - Brenda Blethyn grows weed to save the farm in Saving Grace, Bette Midler inhales onscreen as Mel Gibson’s psychotherapist in What Women Want, and Laura Linney shares a brotherly joint with  Mark Ruffalo in You Can Count On Me. Jennifer Lopez gets trippy in The Cell, and there's a Honey Bear bong in Swimming. Kate Hudson plays a pot-smoking groupie in Almost Famous, wherein Frances McDormand warns her underage son against using drugs.

2002 - Susan Sarandon loosens up with Goldie Hawn in The Banger Sisters and McDormand and Kate Beckinsale smoke in the dreary Laurel Canyon.

2003 - Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) gets caught puffing pot on a NYC street in HBO's “Sex and the City”

2004 - Sandra Oh passes a joint to Virginia Madsen in Sideways, and Jessica Walter uses pot brownies to cope with stress in TV's "Arrested Development."

2005 - Showtime’s “Weeds,” with Mary-Louise Parker as a pot-peddling widow in suburbia, premieres. Anne Hathaway takes a walk on the wild weed side in Havoc,  and Sarah Silverman takes a bong hit after the show in Jesus is Magic. On TV's "Reno 911," police sergeant and former showgirl Clementine Johnson (Wendi McLendon-Covey) is revealed to be a pothead who steals weed from the evidence room.

2006 - Salma Hayek plays a pot-smoking waitress who seduces Colin Farrel in Ask The Dust, and Blanca Portillo uses medical marijuana in Volver (Penelope Cruz refuses). Jennifer Aniston smokes in bed in Friends with Money, and Cardellini is the life of the party in Grandma's Boy, where Shirley Jones, Shirley Knight, and Doris Roberts drink some interesting tea. On TV, Angelica Houston puffs and passes a joint to her fellow psychotherapist Hank Azaria in "Huff" and on Entourage, Sloan (Emmanuelle Chriqui) and her friend Tori (Malin Akerman) smoke and giggle together, then suggest a possible threesome with Sloan's boyfriend Eric, a typical male fantasy. 

2007 - Polly Bergen plays a mom who bakes marijuana brownies for her cancer-stricken daughter on "Desperate Housewives" and on daytime drama "General Hospital," attorney Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) tries "Cannabis excellantus" procured by her daughter for relief from chemotherapy. On the big screen, Anna Faris stumbles superstoned through the worst script ever in Smiley Face and Lynn Redgrave plays an irresponsible hippie pot-smoking mother in The Jane Austen Book Club.

2008 - Danneel Harris helps Kumar with his stress levels in Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and Ellen Page plays a Young Republican overachieving high school student who gets more human with a joint in Smart People. Meg Ryan puffs pot proffered by Midler in the Marjorie Main role in The Women remake, and subsequently finds her way to her bliss. Charlotte Rae—who played the housemother TV’s "The Facts of Life"—accidentally doses the "ER" cast at their Christmas party with her medicinal brownies, and In Four Christmases Sissy Spacek warns her grandson against grandma's "special" brownies.

2009 - Meryl Streep and Steve Martin “poke smot” in the movie It’s Complicated, Kristen Stewart has an adventure in Adventureland, and Catherine Zeta-Jones is the hottest MILF ever shotgunning her young date in The Rebound. On TV, secretary-turned-copywriter Peggy Olson (Elizabeth Moss) learns to partake on TV’s "Mad Men"

2010 - Drew Barrymore takes a monster bong hit and blows smoke rings in Going the Distance, winning her the High Times "Stonette of the Year" award. Comedienne Jenny Slate's character on HBO's "Bored to Death" is described this way: "She's sexy, she's Jewish, and she has a great vaporizer." In the final season, Mary Steenburgen seduces real-life hubby Ted Danson with weed.

2011 - Jane Fonda shines as a hippie pot-smoking grandmother in Peace, Love and Misunderstanding, Cameron Diaz is the Bad Teacher and Anna Paquin loosens up with Ryan Phillipe in Straight A's. In No Strings Attached, bride-to-be Olivia Thirlby gets stoned when her bridesmaids bring her pot.  On TV, "Harry's Law," starring Kathy Bates as a pot-puffing attorney, debuts.

2012 - Emily Blunt smokes from a Wesson bottle bong and turns on Colin Firth in Arthur Newman. Halle Berry tokes with Tom Hanks in Cloud Atlas and Kristina Braverman uses it medicinally in TV's Parenthood. A widow supplements her income by baking "space cakes" in the French film Paulette. Joan Rivers tokes on her reality show. 

2013 - Amanda Seyfried smokes a joint in Lovelace and Aniston's character tokes and transforms in Life of Crime. On TV, Carol Burnett tries to score medical marijuana at a Hawaiian dispensary in an episode of "Hawaii 5-0" and Martha Stewart tells Andy Cohen that "of course" she knows how to roll a joint on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live." Bette Midler triumphs on Broadway in the role of pot-loving super agent Sue Mengers in "I’ll Eat You Last."

2014 - Helen Hunt takes us for a Ride, and Scarlett Johansson smokes an after-work joint with Jon Favreau in Chef. Elizabeth Moss plays a pothead in love in the trippy The One I Love, Reese Witherspoon tokes in Inherent Vice, Anna Kendrick does in Happy Christmas, and Vera Farmiga takes a big bong hit and gets giggly with Andy Garcia in At Middleton. Charlize Theron turns Seth MacFarlane onto pot brownies (after finding out he doesn't smoke) in A Million Ways to Die in the West.

On TV, Comedy Central's "Broad City" debuts; "Mozart in the Jungle," based on the book by Blair Tindall, has musicians blowing more than their instruments; "Keeping up with the Kardashians" shows Kris and her mother M.J. eating marijuana gummies and giggling; Garfunkel and Oates sing their song "Weed Card" on an episode where they visit a medical marijuana dispensary; and Kim Cattrall takes an elegant toke in the Canadian series "Sensitive Skin."

2015 - Streep opens up communication with her estranged family with the aid of some pot she finds in the freezer in Ricki and the Flash, and Seyfried plays a bong-smoking lawyer in Ted 2. Blythe Danner, Rhea Perlman, Mary Kay Place and June Squibb have a pot party followed by a munchie run in I’ll See You in My Dreams, and Cloris Leachman has a blast smoking pot for pain with her granddaughter (Mickey Sumner) in This Is Happening. Kate Winslet and Judy Davis bake "special" cakes for a neighbor in pain in The Dressmaker, and Lily Tomlin grabs an Emmy nomination for playing a pot-puffing hippie on the Netflix series "Grace and Frankie" but was more interesting and powerful in Grandma, where she tokes with an old boyfriend (Sam Elliott). 

2016 - Pauline Collins makes some Dough, the Bad Moms are, and Melissa McCarthy decides to start a "brownie empire" in The Boss. Tina Fey and Margot Robbie puff on a hookah in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and Blake Lively pronounces in Café Society: "Muggles made me feel sexy." In Fleabag on Amazon, Phoebe Waller-Bridge flashes back to toking up with her lost girlfriend Boo. Mary + Jane, a Snoop Dogg-backed show about two women who operate a marijuana delivery service, debuts on MTV. In "The Ranch" on Netflix, Debra Winger sings along to Ashley Monroe's "Bring Me Weed Instead of Roses." 

2017 - Kathy Bates plays a medical marijuana dispensary owner on Netflix's "Disjointed," and Kathryn Hahn wakes & bakes in "I Love Dick." Collins was back smoking a joint "for her arthritis" with Franco Nero in The Time of Our Lives, and British actresses Celia Imrie and Imelda Staunton also use it "medicinally" in Finding Your Feet.  Hayek smokes a joint and has visions in Beatriz at Dinner, the Bad Moms were back with a Christmas movie, and Florence Henderson (Mrs. Brady) and Pam Grier (Jackie Brown) smoke together in Bad Grandmas. Tiffany Haddish smuggles pot as only a woman can in Girls Trip, and in the final scene, the girls (Haddish, Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, and Jada Pinkett Smith) break out the ganja. In Fun Mom Dinner, Paul Rudd sells Toni Collette the Ruth Bader Ganja, and “gets supremely high” with Molly Shannon, Katie Aselton, and Bridget Everett.

2018 - Lady Bird wins Greta Gerwig a scriptwriting Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for best director. In it, Saoirse Ronan and Beanie Feldstein smoke, have fun, get the munchees, and giggle. Rihanna smokes in more ways than one in Oceans 8, in which she plays a Rasta computer hacker.  And Julianne Moore plays another divorced woman who smokes pot as part of her new life in Gloria Bell: the twist here is she's lead to it with the help of her ex-husband's new wife, played by Jeanne Tripplehorn, who pulls out a vape pen after a family dinner. On TV, Rachel Brosnahan as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel smokes with fellow comedian Lenny Bruce (every stoner girl's dream date), and on HBO Sarah Snook as Shiv shares a joint with her brothers like "old times" in the only sweet scene in Succession.

2019 - Kristen Stewart puffs pot in Seberg (pictured), and four Netflix shows have women smoking pot: Rita Moreno enjoys some cannabis edibles (accidentally) on One Day at a Time;  Linda Cardellini "reacquaints" Christina Applegate with weed on Dead to Me; Olympia Dukakis, Laura Linney and Ellen Page smoke in Armistad Maupin's Tales of the City; and Andie MacDowell turns Chevy Chase onto marijuana and more in The Last Laugh and runs a pot farm on Cuckoo, in which gal pals Esther Smith and Lily Frazer share a joint and get closer. On the big screen, Billie Lourd asks her fellow high school girls, "Not even pot? Because I think it would relax you" in Booksmart, directed by Olivia Wilde, and Elle Fanning has "too many drinks, too much weed" in A Rainy Day in New York

2020 - Golden Globe-nominated actress Katherine Langford lights a joint from comedienne Edi Patterson's stash box in Knives Out. Kerry Washington plays a weed-smoking artist in Little Fires Everywhere and Gwyneth Paltrow power puffs in The Politician. PBS's Beecham House depicts hookah smoking, and Natalie Morales makes the right choice on Dead to Me when asked, "Coffee, pudding or weed?"  Anya Taylor-Joy puffs and takes pills in The Queen's Gambit as a child prodigy/druggy chess player.
2021 - The United States vs. Billie Holiday depicts how the singer was targeted by the US Government for her drug use due to her politics. Jennifer Lawrence plays a pot-smoking researcher who discovers a comet heading towards Earth in the Oscar-nominated film Don't Look Up.  Leslie Jones gets Eddie Murphy stoned on "ceremonial herbs" in Coming2America, and Loretta Devine says to Ellen Burstyn in QueenBees (pictured): "You've got to live every day. Do you want to get baked?" 

Isabelle Huppert plays a police translator turned hash dealer in Mama Weed, Krisha Fairchild is a Humboldt pot grower / stoner who gets screwed by the legalization laws in Freeland, and Melanie Lynskey plays a pot smoker who gets her act together to right a historic wrong in Lady of the ManorThe Marijuana Conspiracy dramatizes a Canadian research study that locked up a group of young women with weed. 

On TV, Regina King plays a policewoman / hostage negotiator who just overdosed on weed gummies on SNLJean Smart and Hannah Einbinder take weed gummies together in Hacks, and on The White Lotus, two college girls (Sydney Sweeney & Brittany O'Grady) share a shotgun from a bong after they discover that between them they've packed weed, ketamine, and several prescription medications for their trip to Hawaii. 

2022 - Jennifer Lawrence "gets good" in Causeway on Apple +. On The Kardashians, Kris and Khloe enjoy weed gummies and munch out on Mexican food.  Jenifer Lewis as a home-shopping-network TV mogul smokes pot in a bubble bath in "I Love That For You" on Showtime. Season 3 of Dead to Me has Linda Cardellini smoking a smuggled joint within the first five minutes, and in "Irma Vep," a Parisian woman named Ondine declares herself "Queen of the Joints" and Kristin Stewart rolls one. 

Hadley Robinson and Molly Gordon share a bonding joint as co-workers in "Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty" on Max, in which VIP Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is also depicted smoking a j. The gang enjoys "Fredibles," leading to giggles and breakthroughs, in the Season 1 finale of "Somebody Somewhere" with Bridget Everett. 

2023 - Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough puffs during a powerhouse performance in "Daisy Jones & the Six" on Amazon Prime. "That 90s Show," a Netflix reboot of "That 70s Show," puts a new generation of high school stoners in the basement, including Leah (Callie Haverda) and Gwen (Ashley Aufderheide). British actress T-Nia Miller takes an elegant toke at a picnic with Rufus Sewell in "The Diplomat," also on Netflix. 

Alex Borstein shows up for her character Susie Myerson's roastamonial "smelling like Cheech and Chong" in the final season of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" on Amazon Prime. On Max's Perry Mason, a "hop head" wife (Hope Davis) asks, "Have you had any experience with marijuana? I find it has a marvelous calming effect." The ever-helpful Della Street (Juliet Rylance) lights the pipe. On "The Horror of Dolores Roach" also from Amazon Prime, Justina Machado plays former weed dealer who goes all Sweeney Todd after getting out of prison in. 

Awkwafina helps out when her grandma gets into the weed business on "Nora from Queens" on Comedy Central. "Survival of the Thickest" on Netflix features a pre-jog vape sesh with Mavis (Michelle Buteau) and Marley (Tasha Smith). On Max's, "And Just Like That," good girl Charlotte (Kristin Davis, pictured) sensuously swallows a pot brownie and finds her way back to her center. Meryl Streep is back, smoking pot with Martin Short on "Only Murders in the Building" on Hulu.