Marijuana goes mainstream on Ellen:
Could consuming marijuana get any more mainstream and acceptable than Snoop Dogg playing a game of “Never Have I Ever” on Ellen with Martha Stewart and Anna Kendrick, and holding his “I have” sign up high when Ellen reads from the cue card, “Never have I ever been stoned on a talk show,” to the ensuing laughter of all three ladies as the studio audience cheers?
That might very well be more mainstream than the president of the United States saying “I inhaled,” when asked if he’d ever smoked marijuana, and joking, “That was kind of the point.”
The level of love, approval, and amusement in that Ellen studio late last fall was off the charts!
While not everyone makes the choice to consume marijuana even in the many states where it’s now legal, it’s a clear sign of the times that this beloved show with an average 4 million viewers per episode and the 16th most subscribed YouTube Channel on Earth, portrayed marijuana the way most people feel about it: as something that is harmless and fun.
If you haven’t clicked play on the clip above yet, give it a watch! It’s so good. And you’ll learn a couple things about Martha Stewart that might surprise you as well!
This isn’t the first time the well-mannered and extremely brilliant Martha Stewart (who is 75 years old) has crossed paths with rapper Snoop Dogg, who’s as famous as Willie Nelson is for having a voracious appetite for cannabis. In 2016 New York Magazine chronicled the history of Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg’s totally adorable if unlikely friendship. The two now have a cooking show together.