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How Marijuana Sparked The Friendship Of Michael Douglas And Danny DeVito

Perhaps on the surface, actors Danny DeVito and Michael Douglas don’t render as the most obvious pair of friends. But the Hollywood stars have been pals for more than 50 years, with DeVito once saving Douglas’ life on a movie set. The spark that lit that friendship? Cannabis, of course.

“I was on the beach, looking out at the Long Island Sound and this guy walks up to me, with this long head of hair, if you can imagine,” Douglas explained in an interview with Cigar Aficionado, regarding his first meeting with DeVito.

“He says ‘You get high?’ We were both 1967 potheads, so we smoked a joint and that was the beginning of a long, long friendship,” Douglas revealed.

Anyone who has watched It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia should easily imagine those words coming from DeVito’s mouth. But a joint wasn’t all DeVito would give Douglas over their friendship. On the set of Romancing the Stone, DeVito saved Douglas’ life after a poisonous snake bit the actor.

“I overheard that the best thing to do is you suck the poison out right away,” DeVito told The Talk in September. “So I did.”

DeVito “grabbed his hand,” sucked out the poison, and was “spitting all over the place. And I said, ‘It’s a good thing this thing didn’t bite you on the balls, man! You would be a dead man!’”

So whenever a friendly stranger approaches you offering a joint, don’t be afraid to take a few puffs. It could save your life.

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