Lake Bell wanted to vape pot on Busy Tonight but the legal team said no

Lake Bell was on Busy Philipps’ show, and like so many of Busy’s guests, she seems to know her well. They made references to hanging out and vaping together. Lake said that she asked Busy if they could vape pot, since Busy usually gives guests their drink of choice. It sounds like Busy was game for it, but they couldn’t get legal permission for it.

Do you want to tell everyone what you asked for [on the show]? We couldn’t get legal permission
It’s of the cannabis varietal, just because I dabble in it and I’m an American.

You’re very open about vaping and CBD things and edibles and I am too.
We do we’re friends. Cannabis used to be collegiate [a party drug]. Now cannabis can be in so many forms. It can be microdosed, much more palatable, accessible. I remember [wondering] ‘why do moms always have cardonnay at the end of the day?’ Then I was like ‘oh, that’s because it’s f’ing hard and chardonnay is an easy buy.’

On her husband, who is a tattoo artist
My husband does tattoos, he’s covered in tattoos and he is in the cannabis industry. If [my kids] want to get tattoos and do drugs, what are you going to say? That said, I think they’re going to grow up and [go the other direction].

They’ll be like little Republicans.

Lake was so funny she cracked me up a lot. She makes a good point about alcohol being more accessible. I’m an east coast girl and it’s much less common here as pot is not even legal medicinally in my state. I’ve been having pain issues after a medical procedure and keep thinking that I would rather vape or take edibles than the hardcore pain meds the doctors give me. (I use them sparingly but I still hate taking them. My hippie doctor recommended CBD oil but I don’t know how good it would be. You can get it in stores here too so it’s a gray area.) I don’t understand why pot is not legal nationwide yet, but I digress. Hopefully that and a lot of other changes are coming once we flip the senate and get a new President. *fingers crossed*

All that said, pot is legal in California and they regularly drink on Busy’s show. From my half-assed attempt to google this, it seems to be permissible to show people smoking pot on cable shows as that’s not under FCC jurisdiction, but I understand why they’re being conservative about it.

Here’s the interview! Oh and here’s a link to the next part of their interview, where they do aerobic fencing. I’m pretty convinced they did smoke up before this show.

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  1. Pam says:

    Celebitchy. you are living in the wrong state. In Massachusetts pot is wholly legal and on the way to being so in a number of northeastern states.

  2. Veronica S. says:

    Hey, like, I know it’s very ~cool~ and ~edgy~ for wealthy white celebs to do this, but could they, for one moment, put aside their faux social rebellion and remember that literally thousands of POC were targeted and are still serving jail time for marijuana. Legalization isn’t helping them.

  3. Cay says:

    I find it so humorous that these Millennial women (are they technically Millennial at 40 years old?) think they are the experts in marijuana. Like they are the first women to be “cool enough” to smoke. And I think Lake has said previously that she didn’t smoke much until her husband got into the pot business. She’s promoting it because she/they make money off it it.

    Ah, the “hipster moms” are just so much cooler than any other generation of women.

    • Erinn says:

      40 wouldn’t be a millenial. They’d be the late portion of Gen X.

      I mean, I kind of agree, but at the same time, I’m sure she’s learned a lot since he got into business. So while it is in her best interest to promote, I don’t think it necessarily means she’s not genuinely interested in it now.

  4. Enn says:

    I find them both annoying as hell.

  5. Thelma says:

    Who is Lake Bell??

  6. KidV says:

    It’s been driving me crazy all day trying to think of who she looks like. I finally got it, Jan Smithers from WKRP Cincinnati. It’s the eyes and eyebrows that remind me.

  7. Nancypants says:

    I’m so tired of smelling pot and patchouli.
    Apparently, they go together and both stink.

    I live in Colorado now and you smell it OFTEN and a lot of the smoke smells just like
    a skunk.
    I’m told that’s the good sh*t. Pass.
    And I don’t think you should smoke it even though it’s claimed to be organic.
    You don’t know and your lungs don’t like it.
    Forest fire smoke is organic too and it will still kill you.

    I will say that for the past couple of years, I’ve had an edible before bed once every
    3 or 4 weeks.
    I like the ones that taste just like a watermelon Jolly Rancher.
    Just have one and go to bed and they do help with pain, nightmares, nausea, anxiety and so on.

    I don’t trust the oils and stuff because I’m not sure how it’s measured.
    I mean, how much do you use?

    The problem is with those who use and go to work or drive.
    Driving high is still driving impaired and can get your ass hauled to jail and it’s still regulated as in how much you can have on you, no smoking in the hotels and so on but we have 4/20.
    Good Lord, Pilots say they can see the cloud flying in but it wasn’t as big this year or last year.

    “OKAY, YOU GOT HIGH. NOW GO HOME.” Colorado bumper sticker.

    I tell ya what though, the state has made a sh*t ton of money off this stuff.

    Oh, and I LOVE that new tv show with Lake and Dax!

  8. Vegemite Pussy says:

    cool story celebitchy