Awards shows are long, drawn-out, overproduced, self-aggrandizing machines of monotony. For the nominated attendees, they must endure hours of preparation, the red carpet gauntlet, and the slog of the award show to reach those three minutes when they learn if they win or not. Many will not win; blame La La Land. It sounds like the perfect time to smoke a little marijuana, don’t you think?
For the third consecutive year, a Haze Technologies vaporizer will be included in the Oscars “Everyone Wins” gift bag. This year it’s the The Haze Dual V3, the first and only dual-chamber vape on the market.
Now, Hollywood has some history with cannabis and awards show. Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence admitted she hit the bong before one Oscar ceremony. Another Academy winner, Susan Sarandon, told Andy Cohen she’s been stoned at “almost all [awards shows] except the Oscars.” At the 2014 Emmys, Sarah Silverman showed off her vape pen at the red carpet.
— Laurel Pinson (@laurelpinson) August 25, 2014
As one source who’s tagged along with industry pals to various awards shows told Page Six, “There’s no getting around this: If the event takes place in LA, people will be smoking inside, outside, on the way in.” He also added: “These events are so long and drawn out, it could be that weed is the thing that makes them tolerable.”
Here’s what we’re trying to say: that Haze Dual V3 vape will get some usage. It’s not some kooky inclusion. But which of the Oscar nominees will puff the vape? We have some speculation.
Andrew Garfield And Emma Stone
The Amazing Spider-Man co-stars experienced a pretty high-profile relationship. They’ve since split, though are still extremely friendly exes to one another.
But during their relationship, the pair enjoyed a magical trip to Disneyland. Here’s how Garfield described it: “I was with my favorite people in the world, eight of my closest friends. They came out to L.A. to surprise me and we went to Disneyland and we ate pot brownies. And it was literally heaven.”
If you’re a down-some-pot-brownies-and-ride-it’s-a-small-world type, then correlation indicates you’re probably a indulges-in-free-vaporizers type.
Here is what Ryan Gosling told GQ in 2010: “The problem with Hollywood is that nobody works. They have meals. They go to Pilates. But it’s not enough. So they do drugs.”
Sounds like a Bret Easton Ellis novel. Also related:
This picture of Ryan Gosling smoking weed 🌿😐🌿 pic.twitter.com/GoQjZmn2pR
— Rizzy (@IrreverentRizzy) April 14, 2014
Natlie Portman And Jeff Bridges
Admittedly these two are a firm maybe here. Of course Jeff Bridges famously played The Dude in The Big Lebowski, but he told Cigar Aficionada back in 2013 that he’s laid off the green since it’s become more legalized. “Now that pot is practically legal, I don’t smoke anymore. I’ve been off pot for a while,” he said.
Natalie Portman is a former smoker as well. As she said to Entertainment Weekly, “I love stoner comedies. I smoked weed in college, but I haven’t smoked in years.”
So maybe they won’t use it, but it’s a possibility is all we’re trying to say.
We have no idea if Mel Gibson enjoys cannabis. Instead, Gibson is on this list to remind you of two facts: a) the absurdity that Gibson was nominated for Best Director for Hacksaw Ridge and b) that there’s a weed strain named after him. This sentence from TMZ is essential reading: “[O]ne dispensary employee tells us the Mel strain got its name because, ‘Once you smoke it, it’s supposed to make you go ballistic.’ ”