“Donald Trump sent me to cannabis,” declared Chelsea Handler over the phone.
“I used to be a drinker,” she continued. “I used to drink and not be into cannabis and then after the election in 2016, I just couldn’t — anger and alcohol are not a good match. I had to pivot when I realized I had to deal with him being the president for four years.”
She’s looking forward to Inauguration Day on Jan. 20. To mark the occasion the comedian and actress — a best-selling author and former host of E!’s “Chelsea Lately” and Netflix’s “Chelsea” — is releasing a selection of cannabis goods in partnership with dispensaries Sweet Flower and The Apothecarium. All proceeds from sales will benefit Cage-Free Repair, a nonprofit that works to help vulnerable communities impacted by the injustices of the war on drugs.
“There are things you take to go to sleep,” said Handler, half-jokingly. “There are things you take to wake up. And then there are things you take just to have a good time and laugh.” It was in 2016 that Proposition 64 passed in California, legalizing recreational use of marijuana for adults age 21 years and older.
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