Zach Galifianakis was a guest on Real Time with Bill Maher last week. During his segment the discussion turned to California’s Prop. 19, which would essentially legalize marijuana. While discussing the topic, Galifianakis took out a joint and lit it up and started smoking.
Zach Galifianakis says, “It’s a tricky thing politically to jump on that bandwagon [and vote for the legalization of pot] because I think that maybe people still see it as taboo.” Then Galifianakis pulls out a joint, lights up, takes a puff and then passes it to the other round table guests.
Fellow guest Margaret Hoover sniffs the joint and confirms it’s for real.
You can tell by watching the video it was a complete surprise to everyone there. Even Maher, a confessed smoker and supporter of legalization, looked surprised. At the end of the episode, you can even see him ask Galifianakis if the joint was real. There have been reports from audience members, who could smell the pot, that it was in fact real.
I’m glad he did this. I think more people need to stand up against laws that don’t make sense. Marijuana should be legalized. It should be taxed. It should be regulated by the government.
Watch the video below.