Why Are the Oscars Getting Us Talking About Cannabis Products?
At this year's ceremony, 25 swag bags valued at 100,000US$ each and destined to actor and director nominees will include 10-mg THC infused truffles from CODA Signature, the High Times Colorado Cup laureate.
Why wasn't I nominated?
Jokes aside. Cannabis is of course legal in California and where better to live it up and promote the fact than at the Oscars? I'm so intrigued that these swag bags will actually contain cannabis products.
CODA Signature's "Crescendo Collection" come in three flavours - burnt caramel, earl grey, and juniper lemon.
The gift bags will also include cannabis-infused skincare products and a membership to a pro-cannabis social club in LA.
The Star is Born star Lady Gaga, always very vocal about her marijuana use, will most certainly be open to this and will be happy to discover these hitherto unknown brands like myself!
This year's ceremony is already plagued with bad publicity. For the first time in 30 years the ceremony will not have a host, because, some say, of the Kevin Hart scandal. To avoid bringing any more negativity to the debate, Distinctive Assets, the company putting together these gift bags, is treading carefully with the message "start low and go slow" and also informing recipients of said swag bags to not cross any borders with their not-yet-federally-lawful gifts.
Swag bags will be delivered to nominees including Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, and Richard E Grant.
Another nominee is Glenn Close for her role in The Wife. Directed by Björn Runge, this film interweaves the story of a couple’s youthful passion and ambition. It adeptly paints a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later... a lifetime of shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love. [Sony Pictures Classics]
One thing's for sure, I'm going to watch the Oscars high as always. It is sure to be an interesting evening. Like Glenn, put your feet up and enjoy!