Pot Culture: Miley vs. Walmart, Kardashian Kannabinoids & Snoop Dogg’s Blunt
This week’s pot culture is jam-packed with celebrities getting buzzed, making a buck and acting out. What else is new?
Is there any better barometer for measuring our cultural forecast than our celebrity class? Sure, they’re not actually “Just Like Us,” but at the very least the words and actions of our beloved entertainers set precedents in the greater social consciousness.
That’s why it matters when celebrities take a stand for something, right? I care about LGBTQ rights because Taylor Swift cares about LGBTQ rights, I want to end mass incarceration because Meek Mill wants to end mass incarceration, I wore bike shorts because Ariana Grande wore bike shorts, etc etc.
This week, a few celebrity announcements and one on-camera encounter serve as markers of where we are and how far we’ve come when it comes to the relationship between weed and work. Yes, employees and anti-pot business are still duking it out in the courts to mixed success.
But one can only hope these dispatches from the realm of fame and fortune are optimistic omens rather than indicators that cannabis will be another arena for rich people to play and profit in while us normies cheer them on from the nosebleed section.
Kylie Jenner Invests in Kannabidinol Kollaboration
K’mon, it was only a matter of time before one of the Kardashians got their klaws into the kannabis business. You saw this koming, didn’t you? Sorry. I’ll try to kalm down and keep it to a minimum.
Basically, Michael Gonzalez is the CEO of a company called Happy Tea that sells CBD-infused tea and plans on going public in January — all with the support of Kylie Jenner, the youngest child of actual genius/mogul Kris Jenner. The younger Jenner plugged Happy Tea to her 144.4 million Instagram followers via her Story, according to Refinery29.
If this feels random, think again: I can assure you this is just another kalculated move from the family who tricked us all into buying bronzer for like, three years. Because Gonzalez is better known for peddling a product that’s inextricable from the Kardashian universe: Fit Tea, the “detox” drink that launched a thousand body-positive think pieces.
Miley Cyrus Says Bong-Smoking Blew Up Walmart Deal
In a profanity-laced Twitter rant addressing rumors that her marriage ended due to infidelity, actress and musician Miley Cyrus professed her love for marijuana repeatedly and dropped a juicy detail about a major corporation in the process.
Cyrus went on to describe herself as a detractor might, as a “twerking, pot-smoking, foul-mouthed hillbilly” which, again, is iconic. Cyrus has never been shy about her love for bud, an affection that clearly runs in the family, but the Walmart tidbit (which she’s discussed previously) earned her some appreciation from fans. “Keep ripping that bong Miley I respect you more for endorsing weed than endorsing Walmart,” said one. Honestly, same.
Snoop Passes the Blunt… to a Security Guard on the Clock
What is life if not a series of choices, decisions nobody could have ever prepared you for, which you have to make every single day? We are born alone, we die alone, and we conduct ourselves accordingly — although that conduct looks different for everyone, just as the topography of our lives is unique to each of us.
I guess what I’m saying is, you should make the decision to watch this security official make the decision to smoke a blunt that was passed to him by none other than Snoop Dogg himself. It’s really funny.
The best part of this video is that we can track this man’s mental process through his physicality. A part of him knows that he shouldn’t take the blunt, but a bigger part knows he must.
As our very own senior editor can attest (thanks to a blunt passed around a concert crowd), a Snoop blunt is indeed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. If you get it, smoke it.
Even if you’re in full uniform.
TELL US, have you ever been offered cannabis at work?