If you are a fan of “stoner films” or simply love to keep up on Hollywood news, then the chances are high (no pun intended) that you are fully aware of the connection between marijuana and comedy. Starting in the late 90s and early 2000s, this drug has become either the epicenter or a side note of major motion pictures including Pineapple Express, Knocked Up, and much more. Of course, when it comes to the relationship between comedians and pot, you don’t need to look any further than Hollywood’s “pot-master” himself: Seth Rogan. However, while he and his friends might be the most famous weed-smoking comedians, they are certainly not the only ones. In fact, several prominent funny men and women have developed a strong love for the little green plant over the years. Let’s take a closer look at some comedians who are fond of this very perplexing little herb.
Here is a case where a comedian has centered his career around hilarious marijuana promotion. Best known for his show Getting Doug with High and the documentary Super High Me, Doug Benson has definitely earned the title of pot funny man. Over the course of his career, he has been a strong advocate for marijuana legalization and has attempted to break down social stigmas about this mind-altering drug. However, as Benson points out, he didn’t start experimenting with this herb until he reached 28 years of age, making him a late bloomer of sorts.
Not so much a hardcore pot user, Jesus Trejo has explained how he prefers to consumed CBD-rich pot, as he is not very fond of the potential anxiety and intoxication triggered by THC. Interestingly, though, he had never shown an interest in the plant, until he had conducted more research. Soon, Trejo soon developed his love for CBD, which comes in handy when he is creating jokes. However, he has emphasized how he refuses to consume any pot before going onstage.
With a name like this, you can guarantee an exciting comedienne. Since she was 19-years old, Queen Wolfie (real name Rachel Wolfson) has been an avid week smoker and is renowned for her string of pot memes @wolfiememes. So, what is her theory on why comedians and cannabis go hand-in-hand? As Wolfie puts it, smoking marijuana helps performers open their minds and find clarity. Additionally, she adds that (in her opinion) comedians and comediennes tend to suffer from anxiety and sleeplessness, problems which marijuana can alleviate.
Seeking Treatment for Marijuana Use Disorder
Marijuana may be marketed as an alternative medication, but only a few health benefits can be procured from this reputed “miracle plant.” Although it might alleviate problems like insomnia, anxiety, or even pain from cancer treatment, keep in mind that this plant is still a drug and can still trigger addiction (even though the percentage is small). If you are trying to beat marijuana abuse or have a friend or family member who is coping with this terrible problem, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process detox and withdrawal and guide you through each step of rehabilitation to help you separate yourself from these substances.
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