Call it pot, weed, marijuana or even Mary Jane, but whatever you decide to call the substance the impact was significant at the Emmy Awards on Monday night. Frankly, it was the last thing on anyone’s mind when arriving to check in at the Nokia Theatre, but it became the biggest talking point of the evening after Sarah Silverman pulled out some weed for the cameras on the red carpet. According to Fox News on Tuesday, the moment was one of several incidents that grabbed headlines and introduced the idea of Hollywood’s concept of the drug to the country.
This comes at the same time that the WHO E-Cigarette regulations are being pushed to curb sales of nicotine vaporizer pen. According to Yahoo News on Tuesday, the increase of e-cigarettes usage, has rocketed in the past two years, but there is fierce debate about the risks. The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for stiff regulations.
While Sarah Silverman definitely had people asking about her well-being, especially after her acceptance speech, the woman really had tongues wagging on the red carpet. She pulled out her vaporizer pen and insisting that her purse must-haves included a phone, pot and gum. Add that she seemed to be a bit distant in the interview and everyone assumed she was already using the liquid pot she brought.
Seth Meyers talked about week his opening monologue, and referenced how cable is looking at Netflix as the way a cloud of pot smoke that would have separated Justin Bieber and One Direction. And other stars included references to weed as they spoke on stage.
The discussion of weed left some people surprised and other people delighted. Depending on what side of the controversy the person stood on. Pot is legal for medical purposes in the state of California and it’s readily available to any individual (including entertainers) around Hollywood.
Don’t think this will be the last time you hear about weed at an award show. It is rumored that the Haze Vaporizer by Haze Technologies will be featured in the official Oscars 2015 gift bag. If this does materialize, the pot talk will be back on stage and it might be bigger than ever.