November 1st, 2010
11:30 AM ET

Zach Galifianakis lights up joint on live TV

The HBO series "Real Time With Bill Maher" went to pot – quite literally – during a visit from guest Zach Galifianakis on Friday.

Discussing California's Proposition 19 ballot, which aims to legalize marijuana use, the star of "The Hangover" noted that, "It's a tricky thing, politically, to jump on that bandwagon, because I think that maybe people see it as taboo still."

Galifianakis then pulled out a joint, lit it up, and began puffing away as host Maher and his panelists sat stunned and amused. The funnyman then handed the joint to conservative television and radio commentator Margaret Hoover, who took a whiff and assured the audience, "It's real."

The mellowed actor continued smoking as the panelists returned to the topic at hand, before shouting, "Oh my God, look at those dragons!"

"That's my point," noted Galifianakis of his on-air high. "I think that's what people think of it."

California voters will decide on Prop 19 on Tuesday.


soundoff (412 Responses)
  1. Kim

    No dopie,dupie dobie's allowed in School Buildings ! Drop out % to high already ! That's all we need next to coordinate with NCLB not funded and that's closing down American Traditional Public School Buildings. The next generation sells legal pot and gets high. Not ! Waiting For Superman ! Drink a slurpie and get over it.

    November 4, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dini

    To RAY, your ignorance is sickening. Nevermind this debate about marijuana, but how dare you make a medical condition; anxiety, seem like a sham to get a drug?! It has different levels of severity and can be debilitating.

    November 2, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. scott

    And to te3hsupport I do agree with your views right until the part where you assume the mexican drug lords just peacefuuly step aside after MJ is legalized. Its a real threat, the cartel aspect of this, ask Arizona folks who live in fear for their lives each day due to the threat from the cartel. Get your heads out of the sand and see this for what it really is.

    November 2, 2010 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
  4. scott

    You are all being very narrow minded here. Its not about zach or mel or the physical impact of mary jane. Its about how legalizing it would make all of us look pretty stupid next time we preach about fighting the war on drugs. And by the way the killing machine called the Mexican drug cartel would be very proud of you for legalizing it and giving them even a stronger foothold in the U.S. So think about the real danger here. Its not the pot its the cartel at the top u need to worry about.

    November 2, 2010 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. NoOrdinarySuperHero

    That chick definitely knows what weed smells like.

    November 2, 2010 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  6. gavin

    @sean- your kids were watching the show so now HBO needs to pay millions? Ummmm if that bothers you, then I think you should think about the show your letting your kids watch in the first place.

    November 2, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  7. whatever

    Ever occur to anyone that maybe Zack just does not like Mel Gibson? I don't either and would not want to work with him. So who cares.

    November 2, 2010 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  8. dat dude

    I find it quite interesting & amusing that a large number of self-righteous, indignant, judgmental posts ranting against zach & legalization are laden with poor spelling & grammatical errors. Hmmm.

    November 2, 2010 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  9. EM

    I can just imagine the look on Bill Maher's face ...

    November 1, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. merle

    just ask yourself. what would willie do?

    November 1, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. GGnTX

    I grew up in a home where pot was smoked every day. I had a contact high from birth until 18 when I moved out. I'm far from lazy or dumb. I don't smoke pot. But I don't care if someone else does. Oh my parents a Lawyer and a flight attendant. If we would come out of every ones home,take care of our own we would all be better off.

    November 1, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. azile

    Drugs, drugs, drugs, everybody is taken some kind of drug. Paxel, zoloft, adderral, ritalin,lipitor,lithium,etc. All of these can be dangerous, some of these drugs have killed..wake up America(from your ambien coma)all of you fat asses are drug addicts..think about it...wait for it...ahh, there you go...oh that sensation that your feeling..its shame.

    November 1, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ben

    Anybody who is asking the federal government to step in and seek reprimands against Mr. Galifanananaisiduiasfsfaks needs to get off of their soap box. "Live and let live. No more Big Brother Government looking over my shoulder." Isn't that what you conservative, tea baggers all cry out? Then stop being hypocrits and have that principle apply to everybody. My smoking pot isn't hurting you any more than your "nut-jobbiness" is hurting me. Let me be high, and I will continue to let you be nuts. As Jesus, "our savior" once quipped: "Do onto others as you'd have done onto you."

    November 1, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. morgans

    Zach G. was a virtual nobody before the hangover. So when he got the part I am sure he was like "HOLY SH&T! I'm in a movie with MIke Tyson and the guy from The Office." Now since he is an a-list actor he has morals to live by. How ironic.

    November 1, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. josh

    it doesn't matter if it was or was not real, or wether or not he has a license. smoking pot is not a crime anywhere in the country, possession of it is. and federally that is the case in all 50 states

    November 1, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  16. sean

    Anyone who is against the legalization of marijuana is a moron, right wing nut job. Probably a brain washed person who believes in religious mythology. The banning of most drugs was done by right wingers who were concerned about the liberal movement because of the opening up of more creative and thought provoking parts of the brain that hallucinogenics open up. In other words they were worried about people looking at things from a different perspective from what they were told. That's what all of you neo con nuts fear. People who don't think like you.

    November 1, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  17. John

    My kids were watching this show . I will report it to FCC. HBO will pay millions in fines.

    November 1, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ben

      John,

      Why don't you be a responsible parent then and advise your kids the dangers (or lack thereof) of smoking marijuana at an early age, instead of seeking to have the FEC bring a suit against HBO. If I was your kids, I'd probably need a joint or two.

      November 1, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Mr. Britt

    yessir i understand, i like your turtles

    November 1, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  19. You might not want to hear this, but...

    here are some facts for you to consider: Granted much research is still be done on the long term effects of marijuana use. Here is what we know now: the fact is that pot is a complicated drug with a mixture of more than 400 different chemical components, where alcohol has a single drug molecule. 60 of the components are THC cannabinoids which is the main drug that effects the body & brain (i.e. the feel-good chemical), but once this chemical hits the brain, it breaks into 80 different byproducts before it can be eliminated from the body, which could take 3-5 days or weeks if you are a heavy user b/c it gets stored in fatty tissue mostly. It’s unknown right now what these chemicals are doing while sitting in the body that long. A bigger threat is the irritation to the lungs and respiratory airways since users tend to inhale pot deeply & hold it in the lungs for as long as possible. Pot DOES indeed contain cancer-causing chemicals (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) (source: doitnowfoundation). Please b/4 encouraging others to vote for this, find out the facts for yourself.

    November 1, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  20. God

    Sorry people, but marijuana is a plant that I created when I was intelligently designing my universe.

    That's right, morons, it's MY UNIVERSE!

    It's not YOURS!

    Got it?

    And if you keep polluting it and killing the many species that I CREATED, I am going to F*&@ you up, big time!

    UNDERSTAND?

    November 1, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  21. John

    After reading many of the pro-comments, a quote from the tv character, Ari Gold, comes to mind..... "Smoke more weed Turtle. Really, smoke more weed."

    November 1, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  22. jenson

    Most of you that are knocking it should probably light up it would take edge off. Get off your high horses........puff puff pass

    November 1, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Louis

    You go GREEK

    November 1, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  24. jennisue

    LOVE IT! and I don't even smoke.

    November 1, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Faulke Yue

    I really dont get the hype over this wanna be belushi...is hollywood so tunnel visoned that they stoop to remakes and resurecting charcter act alikes..??? the fact this dude actually believes that something he does makes a difference or an influence is a wet dream gone tragically bad...least gibson is a real ogiginal artist...the bearded fat geek even used mel for a 15 min publicity spot...had i been the producer i woulda thrown the newbies ass of the set and blackaalled the loser....respect and admiration of the public has to be earned with true talent....leave the coatails of the established artist alone swetheart...and get real...!!

    November 1, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  26. The Dude

    Tried to overdose on pot once. After smoking about 5 grams I smoked myself sober. It was a real bummer....man

    November 1, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Jimmy

    John, sucks about your wife man but of course its self serving for you guys to advocate against it despite many reports dictating its more than good for everyone else. Maybe I should also advocate against alcohol cause it killed people I knew personally. Or for someone who died cause they had one beer and can't break it down. Or ban cigarette smoking cause some kid got a whiff and now is a smoker.

    Or just stay away from places where people do it openly without care.

    November 1, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sydney Australia

      Alcohol and cigarettes are deadly. It could be argued for alcohol that it could be used responsibly – 1 beer, etc. But there is no responsible smoking. Keep dope illegal, make cigarettes illegal, execute anyone abusing alcohol.

      November 1, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  28. r

    Didn't I read that smoking a joint is like smoking 20 cigarettes? You might get cancer (tongue, throat, neck, esophagus, etc.) but you're sure to be, like, really, really mellow about that, right?

    November 1, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larger than Life

      This is from an anti-drug commercial from the 90's. Its called propaganda, and the idea of one joint twenty ciggarettes is completely false. All studies of cannabis have shown that it is devoid of any carcinigens, and therefor will not cause cancer. Freedom of speech means people can lie to you. Accept it, and you wont sound nearly as ignorant.

      November 1, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Uhh

      Cannabis does not cause cancer. Smoking cannabis could, but at a no more (or even equal) rate than smoking cigarettes. And thankfully for cannabis, there are dozens of alternative (non cancer-inducing) ways to get your high.

      November 1, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Vancouver

    Come to Vancouver B.C. We will take care of your needs. All the Bubba you want. Fine dining, girls, and nightlife. Announce yourself boldly on facebook and pay the assistant to sift out our response.

    November 1, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  30. JohnnyS.Not

    I'm worried about all those people driving to work everyday buzzed on all that prescription medication. Well someone please think of the Children. Why can't they have some too....it's great in cookies, and makes you feel better in no time... Wait a sec. Is that alcohol in that Cough Syrup? Tisk Tisk. Didn't mothers used to give their upset children different medicinal elixirs back in the days of Patent Medicines and then right after, when you'd regularly see Cocaine and Opiates for sale? I love those old drug adverts... you cans see some here:
    http://www.pharmacytechs.net/blog/old-school-medicine-ads

    November 1, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  31. pmm

    Hello wethepeople. you are an idiot. First OFF? Learn how to read and write, you certainly do not represent "we the people".

    November 1, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  32. SAY What??

    Only a GREEK man would have the balls to do this.. I wonder what Mr. Panos would say..

    November 1, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  33. ryan

    this guy is awesome.

    November 1, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  34. CSnord

    Well, he gets full points for style. Can't say much for the intelligence of the stunt.

    November 1, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  35. buddy

    Rose – Going with the plant thing is a bad idea. People easily bring up the opium poppy, the coca plant, Morning Glory seeds, amanita muscaria, psylocybic mushrooms, mescaline cacti, etc.

    The real argument for legalization is to put a responsible adult between children and the drug. At the moment, that situation doesn't exist. Kids can get weed FAR more easily than tobacco or alcohol. Why? Because the only source for it is other kids as a result of illegality. Why do people call it a 'gateway drug?' Because you have to go to a DRUG DEALER to get it.

    Legalization will fix every single problem opponents claim should be reasons against it. Their own arguments defeat themselves.

    You can be passionate about a subject. Just be passionate and LOGICAL. If your argument makes logical sense, defeating it will require illogical, prejudiced, religion-based, hate-mongering, pontification – that it should be illegal because it is illegal. It's easy cut the legs out from under idiots like that.

    November 1, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Angie

    Was watching. Couldn't believe ti. Cant wait for the next show

    November 1, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Lily

    There's always an idiot somewhere. Just happened to be there that day.

    November 1, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Timbre

    The greatest societies in the history of humankind have all allowed drug/alcohol use without any prohibitions.

    November 1, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  39. ROSE

    Hemp(marijuana) is a simple plant that God used to seed the world. It has long been useful to mankind, sailors made rope from it. It is not "folded, spindled or mutilated" like some products so when used in it's natural form, God must have intended us to enjoy it. Marijuana is not addictive! I smoke a joint about once every 4 or 5 years when offered thus can personally vouch that pot addiction is a fallacy and contrary to what anti-marijuana groups would have you believe. It does not lead to other, harder drugs. I do not take any drugs, prescription nor otherwise! Thus, another fallacy perpetrated on the ignorant. My nostrils are much more offended by a cigarette smoker. Cigarette smokers throw their burning stubs out car windows and shamefully litter our city streets while waiting in a turn lane. Marijuana smokers do not throw out stubs nor litter out roadways with their smoking debris. Alcohol is a legal substance, yet is far more devastating to our populis than any other. So, lets legalize marijuana and outlaw alcohol and tobacco! The world would be a far better place.

    November 1, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  40. phoenix86

    I would expect nothing less than this from a has-been comic turned pathetic Howard Stern wannabe.

    November 1, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      Funny how this "has-been" is anything but. His career is just now taking off. Nice try, though.

      November 1, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  41. blue

    Marijuana has been criminalized for so long, nobody even remembers the real reasons it was actually made illegal (google it). Everything you hear today are just paranoid excuses.

    November 1, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  42. John

    To all those who responded to my wife being allergic, a couple of clarification for the cynics to consider: a) we live in Santa Cruz, and unfortunately, we have had to experience illegal public use in order to have come to realize my wife's deathly problem with it (not trying to be dramatic, but it is a fact). B) Although illegal, people drink in public all the time. Our fear is that legalizing it will just increase public use, no matter what the law states. I will lett all the other comments simmer in its own ignorance.......

    November 1, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • BobInIrvine

      John, your argument fails for two reasons. First, as you've pointed out, some people will partake in public. They WILL BE BREAKING THE LAW, and if your wife went into anaphylaxis as a result, in theory they could be subject to criminal battery charges as well as civil liability to your wife. Now of course that's taking things a bit far.
      Question for you: if your wife was allergic to peanuts, would you require everyone to not eat them when your wife is present?
      I just don't see the frequency of people with anaphylactic reactions to cannabis smoke being of sufficient numbers to justify your position. Sorry.

      November 1, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  43. missdirekt

    Get over it, this is like arguing about whether or not you should take a dump in the morning. It's a God given right. Also, he's an actor...don't take him seriously.

    November 1, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  44. wcmillionairre

    Hello, AMERICA –

    EVERYTHING should be BANNED, except what I like, and if you are not "on board" with that, then YOU are MY ENEMY!

    All the best...

    Mr. Obama

    November 1, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Eternal weed lover

    Yes on prop 19, can't wait to go home and light up a doobie.

    November 1, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  46. bill

    Just got a Republican voter guide on this, and I quote: "No on Prop 19. Allows bus drivers to smoke pot right before work."

    Straight from the Republican playbook: forget rational thinking, go for FEAR OVER AND OVER AND OVER. Vote yes on 19.

    November 1, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sydney Australia

      Is it true? Can, under Prop 19, bus drivers smoke just before work? What about airline pilots?
      When would weed be illegal under Prop 19?

      November 1, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jonny

      The same pilot/driver/doctor/whoever who smokes pot before going to work is as irresponsible as the pilot/driver/doctor/whoever that does a few shots of whiskey before work.

      November 1, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • phoenix86

      Except it does allow it.

      November 1, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  47. blake

    Cool or idiot? Not cool.

    November 1, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  48. SantaJ10

    American Citizens have been told LIES for decades by the U.S.Gov. In 1974 President Nixon had The Department of Health and Human Services contract The Medical College of Virginia to prove that marijuana harms people. The final report states that marijuana is non-addicting, is not harmful to humans and KILLS CANCER CELLS while protecting healthy cells. This aggravated Nixon who tried to hide the report and was successful for decades. Please go to:www.jci.org/articles/view/37948 where the Journal of Clinical Investigation posts a study by Spanish Bio-chemist led by Manuel Guzman on marijuana and cancer. The report states that a cannabinoid reduces VEGF which stops Tumors and Cancers from growing. It also states that THC the cannabinoid that gets you high causes Autophagy- the breakdown that occurs when the cancer cell essentially self-digest. A plant cannot be patented so Big Pharma cannot make the REALLY BIG MONEY that they are used to therefore, you are sold Chemo-therapy (POISON) and Radiation-therapy which kills more good cells than bad at GIGANTIC PRICES. Big Pharma has put so much money into Political PACs that Politicians loose any MORAL FIBER that they may once have had. STOP THE LIES, LEARN THE TRUTH and SPREAD THE TRUTH !!!

    November 1, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  49. zippy

    Pot makes many people lazy and unproductive and does lead to other drug use. I've seen it happen to a relative who is a totally different (and much better) person when he is not using. Unfortunately, I have had to attend many counseling sessions and learned much more than I ever wanted to know about pot and it isn't harmless. Different people react differently, but pot has negative effects on your brain and is very bad for a person and his family. Comparing it to booze is inaccurate unless you compare it to getting drunk each time. The only reason to use pot is to get high. A person can have a couple of beers and not get drunk. Pot is not harmless.

    November 1, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • aves

      @zippy No. If your lazy and unproductive relative can't get his life together, how is that my problem? Maybe he should lay off the doob if he is going to use it as an excuse for his behavior. Alcohol, and this is a fact, has destroyed more lives and families than pot ever could. And yet it is still legal and should remain so because all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and have a right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to live in whatever manner they choose. So save the lectures.

      November 1, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • BobInIrvine

      OK, Zippy, so you drink only Near Beer? Your statement that it's possible to drink a couple of beers and not be drunk might be true for a 100Kg person. So I guess beer has made you fat and alcohol tolerant.

      People who are alcoholics are probably not going to change their drug of choice whether pot is legal or not. And I submit that anyone who is predisposed to become dependent (there is NO SUCH THING AS ADDICTION TO CANNABIS, IT IS NOT PHYSICALLY ADDICTIVE!!!) will find their answer in alcohol, pills, spray paint cans, or anything else they can find (legally or illegally) to self-medicate. The distinction is that pharmacologically, cannabis is relatively innocuous compared to those other alternatives.

      Drink your beer till you keel. But don't go telling others what they can partake in when it doesn't affect you in the least.

      November 1, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  50. izzy martin

    Scientist just announced that alcohol and cigarettes are far harmful. Marijuana is the country's biggest conspiracy.

    November 1, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Happy

    I am highly allergic to most perfumes and colognes that people drown themselves in before coming to my office, shopping in the grocery store, strolling down the street...
    can we please outlaw the perfume!?!?!

    come on, read up!!! If we are "protecting" society.... OUTLAW ALCOHOL....AND GEORGE BUSH..... AND OBAMA'S HEALTH REFORM... not THAT is some dangerous stuff for America!!!!

    November 1, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  52. sunnycali

    YES ON PROP 19..........

    November 1, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Al Gore's therapist

    Maher is the effeminate version of Sarah Palin.

    November 1, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Maher a tea party spokesperson?

    Bill needs to check his facts! Muslims are not overtaking the western culture in America it the uk. The reason Mohammad is the most chosen baby name by Muslims anywhere is in no way connected to their representation as a force to dominate a population. Bill only 3% of uk citizens were Muslim in the 2001 census, and 78% were Christians! If Bill is afraid of 3% if the uk population – he better join that frigging tea party.

    Bill you clearly missed John Stewarts rally to restore sanity!

    November 1, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Overmann

    Fool.

    November 1, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Jack

    And Zack does not help the cause by being a idiot and smoking on a tv show,,,,,,if 19 fails,,,Thanks Zack,,,and he thinks he is helping,,,,,who does he think he is,,,John Belushi??? Not even close!!!

    November 1, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  57. SmartBlondie

    Not sure if Zach is really the right spokesman for functional pot use. Love him for doing it though.

    November 1, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Dan Peterson

    The most dangerous thing about weed is getting busted by the thug cops......

    November 1, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  59. RodeBfromNC

    Maybe if some of the GOP took a toke they could stop the yelling work for the country.
    I love Bill..go Zack and Vote YES NOW!

    November 1, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  60. JREwingSr

    gawd I can't believe that a dopehead would think that it's a good idea to walk onto the Bill Mahrer show and light up a joint.

    November 1, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Jeez

    'Mediocre Talent Ditzzes Mega-Star and Does Drugs On TV to Prolong His Short Career" page 64.

    November 1, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Jack

    To PTU,,,,,,then why does Mel surround himself with Jewish lawyers and agents/Latino Writers for his movies,,,etc...,,,I thought if you were racist you wouldn't be caught dead hiring anyone you hated so much,,

    November 1, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  63. rachel

    Sooooo....he smoked pot on a cable TV show that I doubt any small children watch...this is a big deal because....why?

    November 1, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Al Gore's therapist

      Because it is illegal. Or maybe you didn't get that far in school.

      November 1, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      @ Al Gore's Therapist: How does not caring about the personal choice of someone else reflect education levels? Who the hell cares if someone smokes a plant?

      November 1, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  64. mhharpster

    You know....I've been to quite a few different places in my life and have known and loved some amazing people. I can't think of one who hadn't at least tried marijuana. Even my conservative mother tried it a few times to see what the fuss was all about. I generally find that people who are mortified by the idea that cannabis is horrible are droll followers lacking any curiosity whatsoever.

    November 1, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  65. evensteven

    Good job! I definitely would like to see more of that . . .

    November 1, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Californian

    I am not a smoker of anything but realize we tax payers are out of funds for fighting this plant. Enough, let's legalize this for home cultivation and use and move on to more important issues.

    November 1, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  67. cornea503

    @John Any allergic reaction will be negated by its medicinal properties. So no worries

    November 1, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Gary

    This is great..hah.

    November 1, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  69. jay

    PK in the USA u need more proff than that. did u smell it, taste it or teset it, then u dont know what it was, they could have been lying to make a statment. if u dont like weed dont smoke it, but leave the people u do like it alone.. there are far worse things the this plant.. PLANT...

    November 1, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  70. jay

    i am grown, pay taxes, do like to drink, dont like cigs, no pills, powder, needles or crack. Smoke a tree and eat something. Go prop 19. i wish this was a national vote.

    November 1, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  71. PK

    Since they have video evidence and it is still against the law why don't they arrest this clown (Zach Galifianakis) and fine HBO?

    November 1, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  72. bullscreek

    schmoke it

    November 1, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Chase

    As I understand the current law. The person broke the current law & the host did nothing to stop this individual. I believe that is called aiding and abetting. This is the problem with this country we have laws for a reason, and even until they are changed, certin individuals who belive these law to be oppressive, don't abide by them and even flaunt them. This country is doomed to failure as long as the masses live the letter of the law and not the spirit of the law.

    November 1, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  74. VoteYESonProp19CA!!

    Legalize and tax it! Plain and simple.

    November 1, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      Tax the hell out of it. I want myself and my society to benefit from pot-heads; ie retarded teenagers and washed-up actors/actresses.

      November 1, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  75. louwho

    a drug is a drug!!!!! perhaps you should be voting to de-criminilize it ... with possesion over a certain weight. But then again, Americans can't just do the right thing, they have to go overboard! Just like the fool suing their employer, McDonalds because they gained 65 lbs from eating too kmuch. How stupid is that?

    November 1, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Mike

    Wow, how shocking and irreverent. /yawn. If he wanted to do something really controversial, he should have gone on TV and drawn a cartoon of Mohammed. That will apparently get you in a lot more trouble than a little weed, these days.

    November 1, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Rodboy

    We should elect the Hollywood Actors Guild to congress. They sure have the right answers for everything. It is a wonderful life when Lady Gaga is smarter than all the teachers in the US. Yeh Sure

    November 1, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  78. markus

    for those comparing Mel Gibson to Mike Tyson, fperhaps you've forgotten the few choice things he had to say about Jewish people, not to mention his apparent affection for calling black people n******* and women c****, in addition to beating the crap out of her. And it all JUST happened. Tyson paid his debt to society many years ago. NO COMPARISON.

    November 1, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Southern Investment Banker

    In college I smoked pot frequently. Now that I have kids, after I get them to sleep, I would like to have one or two little puffs, BUT I'm scared that if I get caught, the police will take my house, car, and kids...so I don't. I cannot drink as it hurts my stomach.

    November 1, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Rodboy

    California is the place to be – ban violent video games – legalize pot , what's up with that. Sure the parents are going to wait until the kids go to bed, and not smoke in public places – yeh sure. Just as thenumber of DUIs have dropped to zero and kids don't get alcohol at home.

    November 1, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Pam

    Oh look, another celebrity drug user. Just what the world needs.

    November 1, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • uhh

      Any celebrity that drinks alcohol or smokes cigarettes is a "celebrity drug user." At least get your facts straight.

      November 1, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pam

      Cigarettes and alcohol are not illegal. Get *your* facts straight, dear.

      November 2, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  82. CLOSETIGUANA

    Oh my god!!! Lock this danger to society up!

    November 1, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  83. C

    That was likely the only funny or interesting thing to ever happen on that show.

    November 1, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Cdpf of Norfolk, VA

    Yeah baby! Zach Galifianakis is my guy now. I want one of those joints and I will smoke at the front of City Hall of Los Angeles!!! Woo hoo!!!!! So, everyone vote Prop 19 and make marijuana 100% legal (no strings or loopholes attached)!!!!!

    November 1, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  85. doc

    Yeppers....mike went to jail,completed his probation,debt to society paid...and seems to live his life better to this point.as for mel,we can't penalize for being an ass....MMK raciest are bad...MMK drunken outburst are bad MMK...threats of violence is bad MMK

    November 1, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Chris

    yes, vote yes on 19 and freak out all the old farts and bible thumpers... time to give the american rebel a dusting off and stick a middle finger up at the powers-that-be...

    November 1, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • 420er

      Chris, how rude. I am an "old fart" which means I came of age in the 60's. I had a moderately successful financial life, a very successful spiritual growth and raised a wonderful daughter by myself. It was my generation that fought the initial battles. A little more appreciation and a little less blind denigration would be nice.

      November 1, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  87. 420er

    Genesis 1: 11-12 and Psalms 104:14 have been overruled by a higher authority

    November 1, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Silly dilly

    You are the man

    November 1, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Chaz

    BTW Mel Gibson "IS" going to be in Hangover 2. Look Maryjane is not for all the druckin alchoholics of past generations who were too busy running over your kids and family members to look into pot as an alternative. I'm sure if they did there would be thousands of unfortunate children and family members that would still be alive. The people who make the laws are dinosaurs and don't want to admit that alchohol was one of the worst legalizations ever as far as a danger to people that didn't even drink the crap. Most of the same people that don't want pot legal have no idea how to even turn on a computer. They are not of this new generation where more is understood. They are the ones that told us to hide under our wooden school desks and it will protect us from a nuclear blast! No one seems to mind people getting run over every minute of the day as long as they can collect taxes from it. The only thing a pot smoker will cause is too slow of traffic as in "DRIVIN TO SLOW"......

    November 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • kaleto

      Oh, wonderful. So the streets will be full of people who drive like the elderly. What a great idea!

      November 1, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really??

      So legalizing alcohol was a horrible piece of legislation, only legalized for tax profits, it causes us to lose our children due to DUIs.....I agreed with you up to this point and then you lost me by contradicting yourself by trying to justify making another horrible piece of legislation...legalizing another mind altering drug. The government should not be in the business of making money (taxes) off any type of drug that alters it's citizens minds. Who will be watching the children while the parents are "relaxing" in their own homes? Who will keep the kids from getting into their parents' "stash" when they are in the middle of "unwinding". How can you honestly tell your kids..."well, it's okay to do this drug, but don't do this one???" Get real, grow up, and be consistent in the message your sending your kids. Don't kid yourself into believing pot does not harm your brain....just wait, scientist contradict themselve everyday on which drugs do and don't harm you. Is life that difficult that the only way you can relax is to drug yourself?? Please, grow up already!
      CA is doing what it does best......starts out with small steps (legalized medical marijuana first) and then pushes thru their true agenda!!

      November 1, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      "Really" – you really sound like an idiot – and a self-righteous know-it-all paranoid idiot at that..........

      November 1, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really

      @ Sheppard
      A real "intelligent" response....how long did it take you to come up with it? You are a perfect example of what pot can do to ones brain....what a waste :)

      November 1, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Choice

      @Really- So don't smoke in your house, or around your kids. What other people want to do is none of your business. At all. Period.
      I'm a 22 yr old who has been smoking since I was 16. I am highly motivated and make $80,000+ per year. It does not affect your brain like you claim. Idiot potheads who are already dumb to begin with give that impression, yes, but its simply not true. You are the problem with are society. You jump to conclusions based on what you think is right and you want to impose your beliefs on everyone else. Mind your business.

      November 2, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  90. Ryan

    This is why comedians are awesome

    November 1, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  91. redisgreat

    Maybe, just maybe, it was all a stunt and no marijuana was used. I'm just saying......

    November 1, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Cypress

    Always pass to the left cuz the right is wrong.

    November 1, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Howard

    Wow this dude is nuts and crazy.....Right on the air.. Talk about, how do you say, hutzpah....!!

    November 1, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  94. brown

    Awesome!

    November 1, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  95. K813

    Lets hope California sets the standard again! Yes on prop 19!!! if i live there i would vote for it! hopefully we can get this law here!!!!

    November 1, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  96. italianagirl

    Bravo Zach!!

    November 1, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  97. kaleto

    What better reason to vote against Prop 19 than the stupid acts and comments by stoners?

    November 1, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      I personally have never found stoners as stupid as someone who has had one too many beers. Nor do stoners get violent. Moronic post

      November 1, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  98. DAve

    Frank Garrett – Okie from Muskogee. Please stay in stillwell. It's too scary outside your little Burg....

    November 1, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Edward

    I know rocket scientists, billionaires, and nobel prize winners that smoke weed, they seem to be doing fine. If youre wondering how I know such a wide variety of important and exceptionally rare people that also do an illegal drug not very popular amongst adults its because I lie about people I know just to make a point.

    November 1, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  100. DAve

    P.S. the only reason it is illegal in the first place is because newspaper owners like Randolph Hearst also held large interests in the lumber industry. One acre of hemp plants can produce four times as much paper pulp than one acre of old growth forest. Hemp seeds also can produce an oil to lubricate your cars engine. Not to mention the damage it would do to Big Tobacco. And it doesnt cause liver damage, lung cancer, emphysema...

    November 1, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Frank Garrett

    Do what? I'm here in Stilwell Oklahoma and I can tell you if someone ever came by smoking a join here we'd beat his head some.

    November 1, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shannon

      Thanks Frank – like I needed another reason NOT to visit Stillwell, Oklahoma.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • CPinFL

      Frank, no one wants to go to Stillwell anyway. You can keep your booze and cigarettes; just don't mess with our weed. I would like to do an experiment though. I bet I could walk through your town smoking a blunt and you and your boyfriends would not do a thing. Put that in you pipe and smoke it.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • bcbud

      Very Nice. You, my friend, need it more than you realize.

      November 1, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      If you think folks in Oklahoma don't know weed when they smell it, you are dead wrong. We aren't all a bunch of idiots here; in fact, most of us are a lot smarter than you dingbats from CA. Why the h___ do you people keep acting as if someone who doesn't want weed around, must sit on their butt with a 12 pack and a carton of Marlboros?! Maybe we don't smoke or drink either. I know I don't do either one, and I damn sure don't need any more pot in my family to make a mess of anything.

      November 1, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • BobInIrvine

      @Chuck: So since you don't use it, and your family doesn't use it, what's it to you if it's legal? Not strong enough to say no? Hmm, potato chips are addicting too (remember "Bet you can't eat just one!")

      November 1, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  102. DAve

    What a bunch of self-righteous morons. I guess HBO should strip search all the guests on Bill's show to make sure they dont fire anything up. Please. Bill's job would be in serious jeopardy if he hit that bomber. I dont have any kids, but if I did i would understand that they are going to make decisions regarding drugs and alcohol. It would be up to me to help them to make the right ones. I would rather my child not experiment with anything until they are old enough to make those decisions on their own, but that aint gonna happen. I would much rather have them decide to toke a little weed, than to drink alcohol. As a registered voter in Ca. I prefer the marijuana laws the way they are, but that doesn't mean that if they changed, it would make things better or worse. The beautiful thing about our system of Gov't is that we can make changes to laws and then re-visit those changes down the line to see if they were the right ones. Dont think for one second that the mexican cartels dont control a large portion of the marijuana growing in Northern Ca. They do. That money is funneled back to mexico. At this time, I am more worried about the safety of our citizens because of the non-stop violence and corruption in Mexico, than I am of anything Al-Queda could do. It would be very easy for them to get a dirty bomb, or some other WMD across the mexican border. Legalizing Marijuana will go a long way to stop the $$ flowing into Mexico, and in turn, help to strengthen the security on the other side of the border. "Legalize it, dont criticize it"....

    November 1, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Adam

    Pot doesn't kill you end of story – I know because I would have died in college (over & over & over again). I don't do it now and it's downright silly to suggest the world will turn to fire and brimstone if it's legal, it's a WEED folks, an unprocessed herb from God himself if you will.

    November 1, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Liberal guy

    I am a very very liberal person politically, but pot should be illegal. I think all kinds of these drugs should be illegal, including alcohol. Thousands are killed by drunk drivers and drunks, and we want to add to that number by legalizing this crap? Are we gonna be a society full of addicts/unconscious people? Come on, this stuff was for the past. We are humans and evolved and this stuff shouldn't be in our societies anymore. We need to be clean. If you smoke this, do you expect to get a job or do you expect companies to change their laws for you so you can show up high every morning or take a join break like for cigs?

    November 1, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  105. mayo211

    Zach always seemed kinda annoying to me...but in less than 5 seconds I see him as a completely different person.

    Zach > Anti pot advocate.

    November 1, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  106. billy

    Galifinakas is funny at a first impression. But a little bit of him goes a long way.

    November 1, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Great Debate

    Alcohol was just proven to be worse then any other drug and its legal. End of discussion!

    November 1, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Marko3

    This is old... Sterling Hayden did it back in the 70's on Tom Snyder's show...

    November 1, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Just Another Joey Bagadonuts

    TO ALL YOU GROWERS/DEALERS/MIDDLEMEN OUT THERE TRYING TO KILL THE VOTE TO STOP YOUR PROFITS. GET A REAL JOB, THIS CASH COW IS FINALLY TEETERING TOWARDS DEATH.

    LAST CHANCE FOR A LOOOOOOONG TIME CALIFORNIA, VOTE YES AND STOP THE STUPID.

    November 1, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Joey

    Bill Maher should have asked Galifianakis, "You don't plan on running for a Delaware Senate seat in 20 years from now, do you?"

    November 1, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Joe

    this will pass then a judge will shoot it down....we've seen this happen many times in California

    November 1, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jonny

      If that does happen, I wonder how many conservatives would cry out "ACTIVIST JUDGE PASSING LAWS FROM THE BENCH!!"...don't have to answer, because we all know the answer is "none"

      November 1, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • markus

      @jonny- LMAO!!!! sooooo true. If it's against their agenda, then it's "a bunch of activist judges". If it forwards their agenda, it's a different story...

      November 1, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Tony D

    Its not like people dont smoke it now jeeze everyone thinks making it legal will inspire the masses to run out and light up a joint lol what idiots ...those that smoke now will continue to smoke those that dont will not smoke,, nothing will change except that the gestapo will not be able to lock you up....

    November 1, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jonny

      No there will be other changes too: More jobs from all the dispensaries/farms that will open up, more tax money, a decrease in violence from Mexican druglords, and open jail cells for violent criminals.

      Oh, and to James, I'm quite certain there's some conservatives that secretly would like to see it pass, they just have to tow the party line in public or be punished for it later come re-election.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  113. james

    Just another Hollywood imbecile. Nothing to see here. Oh, and Prop 19 is reported down 7 points in a Gallup poll taken Sunday. Sorry, libs.

    November 1, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • greg

      i believe u are the imbecile sir for the fact that u believe we should be suffer and be punished for smoking when alchohal is way worse. oh and here is a little fact, like prohibition, u cant silence our voice forever

      November 1, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Tonny D

    To bad proposition 19 is not a national vote that would be great to let everyone vote yes or no once and for all but politicians dont care what we think......the are like an ostrich with head in sand or up someone elses butt.....

    November 1, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  115. cs_guy

    How old is the writer of this article? I haven't smoked a joint in over thirty years but I know its still called a "hit" not a puff! Try and get someone over 50 to do articles on these subjects. The kids just don't get it. On the subject matter, I quit because it made me lazy...not stupid.

    November 1, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Support 19

      "Puffing a joint" is still an accepted phrase. That's quite an absurd criticism for someone who hasn't smoked in 30 years.

      November 1, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Jonny

    Somewhere there's a battered wife who's wishing alcohol was illegal, and there's a fatherless family who lost the man of the house to lung cancer who wishes tobacco was illegal.

    If you want to keep pot illegal, then have the courage to make a stand and re-prohibit alcohol and make tobacco illegal. If not, then your argument is invalid.

    November 1, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Tom

    Pot will become legal for the same reason all the illegal immigrants will: No matter how lame and wrong they are, eventually the rest of us will let it go and hope they just shut up.

    November 1, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Veroni Moil

    It's illegal and should stay illegal!

    November 1, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • E32P System

      Yes!! It is illegal.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob Epstein

      Hey Veroni are you a teabagging idiot!!! Alcohol and cigarettes are killing people every day and you are worried about a plant that is proven to be helpful for a variety of medical issues!

      November 1, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  119. andy

    look at all you idiots freak because the man lit up on TV..typical america, most places over seas this wouldnt even be a head turner, let alone a topic on their news site. LEGALIZE IT!

    November 1, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike S.

      Most places oversees allow you to break the law on TV? Awesome!

      November 1, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bianca

      Just because other countries ruin their lives and economies doesn't mean we should do that here. We're leaders, not followers.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • greg

      at bianca, how does smoking a joint on tv ruin a nation's economy?? i need that explained

      November 1, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  120. grace

    I was going to vote yes, but I changed my mind because it would mean living in a perpetual cloud from my neighbors. Who would, yes, be smoking it in their home (or on their patio). For those who cannot see the difference between smoke and peanuts, do you inhale peanut fumes every time your neighbor enjoys a PB&J? No? What a stupid comparison.

    November 1, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • LP

      No, but I inhale second hand smoke, the effect of which has been proven to cause cancer in those who don't smoke. Smoking that poison is legal, and if I have the misfortune of living in an apartment bldg. where people smoke in their homes, then it seeps to me too. Your argument doesn't hold to much weight either.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Antonio

    The actor just proved that marijuana should NOT be legalized. The whole purpose of legalizing weed is for MEDICAL reason, for people that suffers constant pain. This actor just proved he is using weed JUST TO GET HIGH. If the proposition is passed, most users will be for NON-MEDICAL.

    November 1, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      What? How does one man using a joint on TV prove anything?

      November 1, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Latrice

      People drink just to get drunk...so that isn't really a good argument. Of course people smoke to get high! The law has nothing to do with medicinal marijuana, and everything to do with "I'm over 21 so I'm going to smoke a doobie, and buy a beer."

      November 1, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • CPinFL

      Proposition 19 is not related to medical marijuana. The proposition is to tax and sell marijuana for recreational use. Medical marijuana has been legal in California for almost 15 years.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Wrong Turn

    The Fox News chic was TOTALLY gonna hit that! LMAO!

    November 1, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Matt

    Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara also weigh in on Prop 19:
    http://bit.ly/93VFXy

    November 1, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Fernando1958

    very funny to see the Conservative woman recognizing the smell immediately and being so "happy" to see a joint... good for Conservatives!

    November 1, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  125. the_dude

    It's not like bill marher had any credibility anyways. Just another shill bought and paid for by the dnc.

    November 1, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Chris

    Someone wishes he were Belushi

    November 1, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Mike

    I think Marijuana should be legal, and I still think he should be arrested and HBO fined. There are ways to do things, and flaunting the law on TV isn't one of them.

    November 1, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Stevie J

    Zach Galifianakis is a jack wagon, I hope they arrest him for possession

    November 1, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Fathomless

    So silly to talk about allergies to pot smoke, i mean seriously. We havent outlawed peanuts yet....

    I am allergic to marijuana smoke as well, when i smoke, my eyes get irritated and red, i lose my balance, start giggling and eat uncontrollably...

    November 1, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Joshua D. Burns

    For anyone who is concerned about Proposition 19:

    Proposition 19 specifically dictates that marijuana may only be smoked in residential or private quarters, or within organizations which have specifically retained a license to purchase, distribute and sell marijuana. Anyone who is deathly allergic to marijuana smoke need not to worry, smoking in public is not lawful.

    Regarding people's opinions, I do agree marijuana is a great way to waste your time, money and intelligence. But so is alcohol, TV, concerts, etc. I don't personally smoke marijuana, but I don't have a problem with it. Many who oppose the controlled legalization of marijuana usually oppose it based on a mis-representation of the product and ideas based on irrational fears of a substance they are not familiar with, or an idea which has been ingrained in their brains from an early age on.

    I don't live in California- but if I did, I'd be voting in favor of Proposition 19.

    November 1, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      I feel basically the same way, but I'm against legalizing it because listening to potheads try to argue and justify their position is just too funny.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Ozzi

    The cartels deal in coke, meth, and heroin. These make more money per pound than grass does.

    November 1, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  132. citizenUSA

    OK, we've all heard the recent story about college students drinking Four Loko and what it did to them, (though to be fair some said they were spiked with drugs but I don't know that any conclusive evidence confirmed that). How many pot smoking parties ended up that way?

    November 1, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ted

      Great point. Four Loko is meth in can, but it's good old booze so it's legally. I've been to college parties where four loko is consumed and it is a sh!tshow. A person isn't qualified to tie their own shoes after downing a can of that stuff.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Bill Maher is an IDIOT

    When will people stop being so selfish? All anyone ever talks about is MY RIGHTS MY RIGHTS. What about putting other people's needs before yours? The world would be ALOT better place.

    November 1, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • greg

      so u should be allowed to drink but i cant have my personal freedoms?? im guessing ur a communist bc u expect everyone to be drones. sorry bro, communist russia fell apart years ago

      November 1, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  134. K. Smith

    I don't think people realize what a good idea this could be. This being legal will save the state money as well as create jobs. sure its going to be regulated like crazy but as long as it has laws and rules to go along with it just like alcohol and tobacco products do i see not problem what so ever. Now i personally have never done the stuff nor do i want to. I like to be in control of my own mind. It's just i see this idea saving the courts and state a lot of money as well as creating jobs.

    November 1, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Marc

    So, the comment consensus appears to be that smoking marijuana is useless and the one who engage in it the most are also useless. That would go for any number of subjects (target practivce with a handgun or owning an AK-47 are right up there). So, there is no logical reason it is illegal. None. Like everything else in this country, some will abuse it. If we outlaw stupidity, I am afraid that Bill Maher would still be free. But there are a number of right wing pundits who might not make the cut. As far lighting up live on TV? Makes a good point – more people are concerned about the effect of second-hand smoke than they are about the content of said smoke. Legalize it and tax it. I would rather have that revenue paying for health care, say, than for guns for Mexican cartels (supplied by dealers in the US) – wouldn't you?

    November 1, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joshua D. Burns

      While I don't quite understand your argument about cartels in Mexico buying guns from the US- Because it would be much cheaper and less controlled to retrieve them from other parts of the world-

      I will have to say, well put.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  136. conoclast

    Do we as a society really need another intoxicant? Yes, YES! Times are hard, fascism is coming, the corporations run everything, I'm getting old & my joints hurt; I demand my escape-of-choice!!

    November 1, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  137. sockpuppet

    Bill Maher didn't take a hit because he'a all talk and no bite. He's such a puffed-up condescending a$$ but when it comes down to it he's a puss

    November 1, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  138. RuFkngKdngMe

    Legalize it. All arguments against it are either made up or inflated to the point of distortion of facts. Prohibition did not work for alcohol and it certainly doesn't work for marijuana. Pursuit of happiness is our right as American citizens yet we allow the rights of people to be subjugated to the will of others, stifling their freedoms.

    I applaud him for his gesture real or not. It was well said and well done.

    I do not smoke myself but I recognize the fact that I do not have the right to tell someone else they cannot.

    Just because something is a law does not mean that it is my obligation to follow it. Laws are very often unjust. So we must fight to overturn these laws, not blindly follow them because they're "laws". I know there are consequences involved in fighting them but everything comes at a cost.

    November 1, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Jezmundberserker

    As The Dude would say: "Mind if I do a J?"

    November 1, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Jake

    Meanwhile there are people around America doing jobs where they have to act responsibly in order to protect the lives of their co-workers and keep productive in their workplace. It's not like Bill Maher is responsible for anything other than putting his smug, narcissistic face on television. My experience has been pot smokers are the least likely to be good workers and the most likely to be all round brain dead, hence the reason for the laws.

    Entertainers, for the most part, get away with this stuff because they are more than likely called upon to play the fool. Zach Galifianakis is playing to type, so there's no surprise there.

    Bill Maher – raising kids? Nope. Doing good works in the community? Nope. Naw, he just hangs out at the Playboy mansion. Vacuous waste of chromosomes, which is basically what smoking pot is all about.

    November 1, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jezmundberserker

      There are also people working at Marlboro and Jack Daniels' who are working honestly and legally, yet the effects of what they manufacture are much more detrimental to your health than a joint.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ted

      So I guess you would call Carl Sagan, Obama, Clinton, Michael Bloomberg, and hundreds of other successful (an inarguably smart) people brain dead? Pot heads aren't the least likely to be good workers, lazy people are. And pot does not make you lazy. Being a bum makes you lazy. Sure, maybe pot amplifies laziness, but so does alcohol, TV, and videogames. The problem lies in the fact that those bad workers simply did not have a work ethic from the start. Don't be an idiot.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  141. barry

    Also, I don't smoke marijuana but come on people think of the benifits for our economy.
    If I had a choice of seeing somebody smoking pot and driving 20 miles a hour or somebody drinking alcohol and driving 100 miles a hour.

    November 1, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  142. hank

    Tax it and legalize it–the foolish refer madness business only caused folks to make more potent MJ.

    We need to govern our choices and life–not be ruled. My brother is a drinker and its eating him away–I would strongly prefer him to have a joint versus a beer. He just has one of those personalities–addictive.

    So what do you think is really more destructive to our lifes–beer and MJ–or the absolute raping of our financial system? Ive heard so many stories about folks having to come out of retirement or just plain giving up..... If we really want to go after something that is ruining our country–take a look at the Legal system, Political System, and fleecing of American citizens.

    November 1, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Derp

    for all the people calling out double standards for Zach working with Tyson and not Mel, do realize that Zach and the rest of the cast probably had not a lot of say in who else was being casted for the movie back then. Sure they could have refused to do the movie but WHO THE HELL WOULDN'T.

    November 1, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • CF Kestrel

      That's exactly WHY it makes him a hypocrite. He won't stand up for what he proclaims is the right thing when it might cost him a part in a hit movie, but when he knows he has job security in a movie and standing up for what he thinks is right won't cost him anything, THEN he'll do it. Personally, I'd love for them to cast Mel simply to see if dope boy here would stick to his guns and pass up a few million for his "values". 10-1 odds he won't.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Aaron

    I'd be willing to bet that the majority of the people here that are strongly against pot have some drinks from time to time.
    If you took the time and got your heads out of your asses you'd realize that pot is safer than alcohol in almost every way

    November 1, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  145. barry

    Put a high tax on each joint and you will probably balance the US budget. The only thing hold it up is the tobacco and alcohol lobbist, of course religion!!

    November 1, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Brian

    I used to support for legalize marijuana before. I used to take a marijuana and I learned that I didn't feel great at work, feel lazy and not motivation at work. I fed up and quit marijuana and back to tracking on my job and feel back to normal. I realized that isn't good idea to support legalize marijuana. It will affect more problem with teenage kids and their lifestyle go crazy. People will give teenagers to use legalize marijuana and affective their education and their future careers. I am still not support for legalize marijuana period.

    November 1, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Dude

      Brian, learn to speak English. Maybe sparking one is just what you need!

      November 1, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • pauly

      Really Brian?? first of all you probably smoked some bad weed because the weed i smoke helps me stay motivated, creative, happy(obviously), more focused, and completely relaxed.. if you didnt smoke that bobby brown weed you would understand....

      November 1, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marky

      Wow, Dude, wonder how well you would speak the language of another country if you chose to move to one. Oh, that's right, you would be layin' around high and demanding everyone speak English, right? At least Brian is working on his English and giving his opinion, but since it doesn't match yours, he gets insulted. Great show for your side, yeah.....

      November 1, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Ted

    I love how so many people here are personally offended by someone on a the set of a TV show, probably hundreds of miles from their homes, lighting up a J. How many of you who are against pot enjoy a few (or maybe even more than a few) alcoholic beverages on a regular basis? Well my judgement eyes are now glaring at you because alcohol is nothing more than a dangerous drug capable of ruining lives and families. See what I did there?

    November 1, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  148. seriously

    All of you who keep saying he is a hypocrite for working with Mike Tyson and not Mel Gibson need to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. If you think that decision is based on morals alone, I think you are high. It's hollywood. Why would anyone want to connect themselves to Mel Gibson right now. Did anyone see the preview of the first Hangover and say "Nope, not gonna see it...Mike Tyson is in it". Hardly. No one cares about Mike Tyson anymore or what he did. Mel Gibson is still pretty fresh in our minds. That's a risk to associate yourself with him right now.

    November 1, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • BobInIrvine

      Not to mention that Mike Tyson paid his debt by serving time and probation; Mel's not even been to trial.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Rich

    He smoked a joint, and he did NOT instantly start robbing and looting???? How can that be?

    November 1, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  150. DA

    There is nothing wrong wit weeeeeed. New study jus published yesterday says alcohol is worse than crack and heroin. And zack smoked a J, big deal. Never smoked so much weed I blacked out, or blacked out or got violent.

    November 1, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • citizenUSA

      Dude... don't look now but I think you're on something right now.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Anthony

    Let's face it, Pot will never be legalized. It's been tried, convicted, and condemed for the past 70 years. The only way to put the argument to rest is to criminalized Alcohol and Tobacco use as well. Those two are more addictive and a lot more deadly then pot. And while were at it lets get rid of caffeine and sugar because they can be misconstrewed as amphetamines. I SEE DRAGONS!!!

    November 1, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • citizenUSA

      Never say never. It used to be illegal to live in this country without a green card.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Jennifer Aument

    That was sweet! Those who are opposed to pot have the option to not smoke it. Simple as that.

    November 1, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  153. redhead mom

    My 18 year ol sone was pulled over for a back tail light out. When he opened his glove compart of his car they saw a pipe and a little bag with a bud in it. He was charged with a DUI and put on probation. While he was on probation a judge ordered a UA and he tested positive for THC, and he was sentnced to 30 days in jail(10 for probation violation 20 for testing positive for THC. Now he is probation for 1 year can use, or drink anything. If he fails a test he will automatically be sent back to jail. So they are concequences for using pot dont let anyone fool you and those consequences can ruin your entire life.

    November 1, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ray

      The point is your son chose to ignore the laws we have in place and is paying for it. I see no problem with that

      November 1, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jimboe

      You realise that is the problem. You're lucky they didn't beat or shoot your son. All for pot, which I smoke every single day. I'm also a professional researcher (molecular biology, proteomics). It doesn't hurt you, cause illness or make you dumb.

      Everything they say that's negative about it is hogwash. But they'll kick your ass and throw you in a jail cell for it. This has to stop.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr. Man

      Your son shouldn't break the law and he certainly shouldn't violate probation if he does. I've been there, done that. Hopefully he will learn a lesson like I did. Hopefully he can have his record expunged in a couple years, only costs about $2500 in lawyer fees, but its worth it if he was convicted of a felony.

      But because your son broke the law and made his life a bit more difficult doesn't mean pot should be illegal. Pot ruins lives because of its legality, not because of what it can do.

      I don't smoke pot anymore, I just don't have the time to smoke something that kills my motivation, but I don't have anything against it or the people that smoke it, although it is never ok to be high while driving.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • redhead mom

      Ray, my point I was trying to make is the pot is not always the fun innocent drug it is made out to be. It can cost you alot both finanically and emotionally. I am not condoneing what my son did and he is more then taking responsiblity for what he did.....but we are sending mixed messages to these teenagers about this drug. It should either be legal or not leagal and should be the same whatever state you go to...

      November 1, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Redhead mom

      I agree he should not have broke the law. What they charged him with were simple misdemeanors..I wish we lived in a state where your records could be expunged, but we do not..So these will stay with him his entire life and effect his chances of getting any kind of a good job.. What I want to try to get across to people, especally young kids, is if you chose to smoke pot, and get caught, and yes nobody thinks they will but you do, it could effect your entire life..

      November 1, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • BobInIrvine

      Redhead, I'm still confused by your post. If anything, your post shows that the reason pot ruined your son's life is BECASUE IT IS ILLEGAL. Thus, by passing Prop 19, it won't be illegal (at least as far as California is concerned) and all of those things your son got busted for would not have happened, unless he was actually driving under the influence. In the latter case, it wasn't the pot – could just as easily been booze – that caused your son's bust.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marky

      Look carefully, everyone, redhead mom doesn't ever say her son lives in CA. It is entirely possible he lives in one of the other 49 states. She says his record can't be expunged, therefore will follow him the rest of his life; that's true in lots of states.

      November 1, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  154. citizenUSA

    Most of you don't realize that he'd be in more trouble for smoking anything in a non-smoking area than for smoking pot wherever, (except Texas).

    November 1, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Andru

    Hilarious. Though if you're watching on TV you can't actually say for sure if it was weed. This is show business remember.

    November 1, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  156. The Dude

    Good for you Zach! I just wished I'd been there for the contact high! Seriously though, it took guts to spark that puppy on TV. It's time for legalization.

    November 1, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  157. rkabrx

    I could not care less about smoking a J on the show, but I bet the FCC will have something to say about it!

    November 1, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • ricedreams

      The FCC regulates broadcast channels, but not subscription-based channels like HBO.

      November 1, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Ann

    I am very much against pot smoking, never done it ever. (so yeah I know don't knock it till you try it...) Though I don't really care what others do in their own time and place, I think something like this stupid. I probably will still find some of his stuff funny, but now I just look at him and don't think the same.

    November 1, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  159. fidelity

    Two idiots behind a desk.

    November 1, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • srichey

      3 if you count the idiot behind the computer screen commenting on it.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Ray

    One other thing that I find hilarious about this issue is that one of the main opponents of the proposion is the city of Humboldt. They are famous for being a stoner town with people growing everywhere and are worried there "way of life will be ruined". It's hilarious to read and hear people have sympathy for them considering they are career criminals.

    November 1, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  161. specter

    People don't go to jail for being alcoholics they go because of stupid decisions they made while drunk. The government has no place dictating morality. If weed was legal the same people who now make a choice not to smoke will still not smoke when it's legal. I don't need the law to enforce the teachings and morals I pass on to my boys. Raising good healthy people is not the governments job. As parents that's our job......prohibition failed long ago and our government continues to lie to us.....stop the madness YES ON 19!!!!!!!! CA

    November 1, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • bindu

      Not true. People that are law abiding citizens don't smoke pot now because it is illegal. Legalize it and you will see an increase in its usage. I have never read a report that suggests that pot is worse than or better than alcohol, that wasn't paid for by someone with an agenda. I have smoked pot as a teenager and would do so again if it was legalized. I would much rather take a few hits off a joint then drink a six pack.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  162. NoSuchThingAsAnOpinion

    Think you can outsmart someone who placed 74th in the world in intelligence? NoSuchThingAsAnOpinion
    http://nosuchthingasanopinion.weebly.com/1/post/2010/10/whats-the-deal-with-hate-crime-punishment.html

    November 1, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  163. PhoenixRising

    Just fired one up in your honor, Nate!

    November 1, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Ray

    To all you that state "if he has a prescription he's legal" you all conveniently ignore the fact that a prescription DOESN'T make it legal. Federal law ALWAYS trumps state law and marijuana is still ILLEGAL in the United States regardless what the state law says. Furthermore, I live in California and I can tell you that the whole "medical license" thing is a big sham. I know dozens of people with "prescriptions" and not a single one of them has a real health problem that requires they smoke dope to cure them. Anxiety, and minor muscle pain does not require you to smoke weed to feel better.
    Persoanally, I hope the proposition does pass because all the weed smokers are living a dream if they think the federal government will allow one state out of 50 to have it legal. I guarantee if it passes the DEA will start sweeping the state of all the criminals that think they can smoke weed to cure there "anxiety". In the end prop 19 will ruin what they have right now in the "medical allowance".

    November 1, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • citizenUSA

      About 3-4 months ago the DEA made a public statement that would NO LONGER spend time, money and other resources on prosecuting crimes involving pot. Then just last week they said they would. Which one is true? If this sticks in California, other states will follow and the DEA will be DOA.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • mycatsbreathsmellslikecatfood

      I remember when the same was said about gay marriages not being upheld. this may not be the final nail in the coffin, but its a start in the right direction. the dispensaries around me charge 9% tax, have cooking, growing and general education class to inform the public. Weed has had so much propaganda over the years that it needs to overcome. i love living in northern cali – i have the best wine and the best weed so suck on that other states

      November 1, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Thinkforyourself

    Arrested? Seriously? Ok well let me put this out there for you.. Oh yeah, I am quoting numbers and facts so I guess I am a pothead? (From a previous poster)
    Let's say we put this guy in jail for smoking a joint. To place someone in jail for 1 year costs 35k to 40k depending on the state. Yes I know no one would be in jail for a year on a simple pot bust, but I think the point is clear. Why spend our tax dollars to put a person in jail for simply consuming a plant? It is a choice, just because you do not like it does not mean it should be prohibited for everyone. By the way (another number fact) over 800k people were busted for pot last year, why don't you put that in your pipe and smoke it!!!

    November 1, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ray

      The point is it is ILLEGAL at this point in time. Anyone that chooses to defy a current law, regardless if they think it is right or wrong, is a criminal. I personally don't care if it's illegal or not. What is ridiculous is hearing about people who choose to break the law and then whine about being charged with a crime.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • cmnutt

      Following Ray . . .So, since our forefathers broke the law in creating this country we should all be punished.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • MKing

      @Ray, anyone who chooses to follow an unjust law, merely because it is a law, is a coward and a fool. This country is based upon defiance. Have the balls to make your own decisions, and live with the consequences.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  166. GREG

    Watched the whole show and that part was HILARIOUS...thought Maher was gonna take a puff too but I think he figured he shouldnt since he was "working" lol..Pot is one of those things that is always gonna be taboo to some in the US but 20 years from now it will probably be legal for medical use in a majority of states its only a matter of time

    November 1, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Bong Water

    I grew up outside of Boston. Back in 1970 we could walk down the street with a lit doob
    and nobody cared as long as you where behaving yourself.
    Times sure are different.

    November 1, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  168. rs

    It sure would be an advantage in the job market for the non users. Puff away fools!

    November 1, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  169. SteelCityGirl

    Actually, who cares if he did smoke weed? Who else is it affecting? Please save me the whole chain reaction, "he's supporting drug lords, blah blah blah..." trite redundancy. MIND YOUR BUSINESS!!!! The world would be a better place if everyone did

    November 1, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • kukate

      Because he has is prescription, he is purchasing from the state, and not supporting the drug cartels. He is generating taxes for California and helping their economy. Just to put it out there....

      November 1, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Denizen Kate

    I didn't like Zach much, because I see him as a personification of a double standard (men in Hollywood can be fat and slovenly, but not women). After watching him light that spliff, I like him much better. Even if it wasn't really pot, it was both funny and made a point, that point being "lighten up, folks, what is the big deal?"

    November 1, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate is a dummy

      You are a complete fool. Anyone who does not know the damages that pot creates is a completely stupid. I know plenty of kids who have been killed over pot. Get your head of out the sand stupid.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob Dole

      @ DK is a Dummy

      You do realize that violent crime around drugs is a function of prohibition don't you? If the drugs were legal, those kids probably would not have died.

      Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

      November 1, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      Dear "Denizen Kate is a Dummy" - you are obviously the same bone head who signed in comments above as "POT HEADS ARE LOSERS" - I can tell by your "tone" and your bad grammar. Once again, let me state that I hope you are not a teacher. Children get enough misinformation already.

      Cannabis is far less damaging biologically and emotionally than alcohol or tobacco, yet these substances are legal. How are kids being killed by pot? Could it be because they must acquire it from drug dealers, who are usually unsavory characters? Because alcohol and tobacco are legal and therefore regulated, it is easier for kids to get pot. Do you really not see the benefits of legalizing it?

      November 1, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marky

      Cenizen Kate, I don't know where you live, but where I live, kids are dying frequently because of the use of marijuana. One reason is that it is not their grandma's MJ; it is stronger and mixed with other things to make it give a bigger "high". Sometimes that high results in death–around here, about once a week. Also, the kids start smoking weed and next thing you know, they are either dropping out of school, and/or stealing from everyone they can to support their habit. They drive high and die in accidents and we bury them. You people can say it doesn't bother anyone and it's harmless, but that's just not what a lot of the families around here see. We see our kids lives destroyed and ours, too. Kids who were once successful and happy ending up sitting on a sofa, dropped-out losers, or dead. Don't tell me I don't know what I'm talking about; I've seen it in every school I've worked in.

      November 1, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  171. thinker

    I smoked it as a kid and when I was still a young adult without responsabilities. I have friends who still do. Some are squared away and manage thier lives well, some are not. I hope it gets legalized. Not because I want a bunch of stoned people driving around feeling lazy and happy. But because I think it will reduce crime, especially on the border. Its already here, the prisons should keep cells open for violent criminals, we could keep the money here instead of other countries.

    November 1, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  172. GaryRay

    Zach Galifianakis – you are the man!!!

    November 1, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  173. richard

    Legalize the crap out of it and tax the living crap out of it!!!!

    November 1, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Geoffgio

    Whooo, hoo, yeah! COOL, man! How "progressive"! Real statement ya made there. Can't wait to see someone shoot up next. At least I want to see a news anchor sipping a double bourbon on the rocks during a broadcast.

    November 1, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • cmnutt

      Ever seen coverage of the Kentucky Derby. Held in a place where gambling is illegal. Who's your pic? Anyone want a Mint Julep?

      November 1, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  175. sharky

    uh yeah that looked pretty stupid. Ah yes so because we have an actor, like this, he is worth listening to. I love how dolts think those in the entertainment world, and well the entertainers themselves think this as well, are the voice of reason. And just how many in the entertainment world are addicts, in and out of rehab, on whatever drug, sniffing, snorting, shooting, popping, oh yeah they are truly the beacon and enlightenment. LOL Lets all be like that. Such role models.

    November 1, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed Dunkle

      Agreed. Just look at Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Why anybody listened to those bad actors I'll never know.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • drageo

      pot, cocaine, heroin... all that stuff is illegal, so why don't we finish the job and make alcohol and tobacco illegal, too? are you for that, sharky?

      November 1, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Tara

    For the retards posting *it's not illegal if he has an Rx* – while that might be true – you have to PROVE that he had an RX, from the context of the show, I'm not buying that he did. And IF he did – then do the rest have RX for the joint? You know the RX that he so gladly offered a hit to? Because if not, then that is distro of a controlled substance.

    Regardless of your stance to dumb down ppl by making this legal (and yes, I'm on the bandwagon to get it legal – because of verious reasons) today, it's not legal to everyone. Therefore, it is hypocrtical of him to say anything to anyone that does illegal things, regardless of how badly the instance might be.

    November 1, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • BriDawg

      Again .. what happened to innocent until proven guilty? Are we in Iran?

      November 1, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      I've never heard of anyone getting an attempt to distribute charge for offering someone a hit. The one thing he may have done that was illegal is smoke inside, I know where I live it's illegal to smoke anything inside anywhere in public (including outdoors in many parks)

      November 1, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Top Cop

    As a former police officer I would like to see pot legal. It waste' too many man hours for something that is less dangerous than cigarettes or alcohol. Let the police go after the pill and crack dealers with the time saved.

    November 1, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • sharky

      Well why don't we just legalize everything. *shrugs* Why stop at pot.

      November 1, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • drageo

      @Sharkey, that is a total straw man argument. why can't give a straight answer on the question of marijuana legalization? nobody is talking about other drugs at the moment.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • BobInIrvine

      Sharky, your argument runs parallel to "if we allow gays to marry, polygamy and beastiality are sure to follow" logic.
      In other words, complete rubbish.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      @Sharky,

      Using your logic I could state the opposite. Just about everything can be hazardous and cause harm. Cars in general but also even over consumption of water can kill you. Too much refined sugar? diabetes anyone? So tell me why shouldn't everything be illegal and only available via subscription? Hmm maybe thats where we should head. People can only do and consume the things authorized by a 'professional'. sounds good doesn't it?

      November 1, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  178. SteelCityGirl

    Isn't it ironic that the headline from CNN.com this morning read, "Alcohol is most harmful drug" when there's a vote to legalize marijuana tomorrow...Agenda setting much?

    Anyways, to all the morons who are suggesting Zach Galifianakis was doing something illegal...where is this show filmed? Does anyone else think he probably has a medical marijuana card? Duh.

    November 1, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  179. steve505

    LOL @ Nate.... you should be arrested for being a pompous d00sh and having no respect for personal freedom.

    November 1, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Nate

    I keep seeing people say it's not illegal if he has a prescription. Well does he have a prescription? Have you seen it? If he can't produce something that shows his name and a prescriber then it is illegal and he should be arrested.

    November 1, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      So there! Neener neener neener!

      What are you, 12?

      November 1, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • PTM

      Nate, who cares man? How would ANY of us know if he has a scrip or not, lol. It's a joint, not a gun, not a bottle of Jack, (which should be illegal in my book).

      November 1, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • BriDawg

      Guilty until proven innocent, eh? What country is this again? I don't think I recognize it anymore.

      November 1, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kook

      You're not a cop and can't ask for someone to show you the prescription. Mind your own business. You're no one special. ROFLMAO!

      November 1, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nate

      The Law is the Law and from what I see it's still illegal to possess pot without a prescription. As for everyone saying Pot should be legal, it's just as bad as alcohol. Have you ever seen anyone driving while being high on pot? I have and it's not safe because reaction times are close to the same as being drunk. And as for the guy saying I'm not a cop to mind my own business, how do you know I'm not?

      November 1, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred Evil

      Nate – I could care less if you were a cop, just as I could care less if he has a prescription. When someone takes a Xanax, do you stop them and ask if they have a prescription? What business is it of yours what others do with THEIR bodies? Now, I DO agree that folks shouldn't smoke and drive, simple. It's NOT as dangerous as drinking and driving, but it is substantially impairing, which means it should stay illegal to drive while using.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      "What I say I saw I saw!
      I know my rights!
      I know the law!"
      - Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz.

      Nate, honey, lighten up. Even if a cop were on set at the time and felt duty-bound to enforce the law, a citation less than that issued for speeding would have been the result. We're long past the days when a joint would get you arrested and put in jail.

      Also, according to the police officers of my acquantance (yes, I have friends in low places), nearly all DUIs are issued to people under the influence of alcohol. Pot smokers generally stay home, order a pizza and pop in a Sci Fi movie. If they do go out, and their driving makes it obvious that they are inebriated, they are subject to the same DUI laws as those driving drunk.

      November 1, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • GOzack

      Maher just told Wolf Blitzer, "If it was a real joint, Wolf, I would have smoked it... but it was, I think, cloves or something"

      So it was just a prop – but it looks like it worked as an attention-getter!

      November 1, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • yoi

      Denizen Kate,
      I think that quote is from "The Little Princess", with Shirley Temple.

      November 1, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  181. eric

    You are supposed to pass the dutchie 'pon the left hand side. Not the right

    November 1, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Normally you should pass to the right, but he was reaching across the aisle. hehe

      November 1, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  182. steve505

    This was on reddit days ago.... welcome aboard, CNN.

    November 1, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  183. rushhead79

    It's about time!!!

    November 1, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Brian

    Harry Seaward- Seriously, you really classify abusing a woman whether verbally or physically in the same position as smoking a J? C'mon, abuse hurts way more people than smoking a J does...

    November 1, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Cheshire Cat

    This must have just about killed Maher who is an avid pothead. I'm sure he would have loved to take a hit too. As you will recall, Maher smoked a joint on camera in his Religulous film while he conducted an interview in a pot cafe in Amsterdam. Additionally, I know this is not my imagination–Lawrence O'Donnell had that "Hey! I want a hit, don't bogart that joint, my friend written all over his face. He looked like he was about to crawl over the table top to get to it.

    OMG!!! LOOK AT ALL OF THOSE DRAGONS!!!

    heh, heh, heh! Good stuff....

    Marijuana: Totally legal in my pad for half a century and still going strong!

    November 1, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  186. OKx3

    He's just so whacky.

    November 1, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Fir_Na_Tine

    It wasn't real people. I watched the overtime part of his show online. As soon as they were about to start you could hear the woman say, "Oh thats why is smells like it". if was a prop and skit for the show nothing else.

    November 1, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  188. MarkR

    Loser.

    November 1, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Danof the darwin

    I think that was kind of a silly move. Kind of an in your face move that hurts more than helps. Similar to causes like gay marriage – Adam Lambert in your face silliness. You might be completely OK with it – but to others it is a major shock to the system. Just use care and over time you'll eventually win change.

    November 1, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      I sort of agree. It was a obvious shock jock (only for TV) sort of thing that I don't think had the effect they were going for. I understand what he was trying to prove. I just don't think he really did that. People have already pretty much already decided their view and changing views (even ones not based on fact) are not going happen based on one incident and done in such a manner.

      November 1, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Old timer

    I remember some actor doing the same thing on the Johnny Carson show in his final season. Bill Hurt maybe? Johnny took the joint, looked at the camera, said 'What the heck, I'm quitting!", and took a long drag!

    November 1, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bindu

      Johnny Carson died of emphysema. Kind of takes the funny out of your comment.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred Evil

      Not really Bindu, cannabis does NOT cause emphysema.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Eric Ericcson

    I quit smoking pot when I grew up and realized how dumb it was making me and how it negatively affected my health. If I could live my teen and young adult years over, I would make better choices on how to spend my time and money. Life is short, getting high just wastes what little you have.

    November 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      Do you occasionally drink alcohol?

      November 1, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      I bet you were sorely disappointed when you realized that its not pot that makes you dumb.

      November 1, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick

      Yeah, we heard you the first time.

      November 1, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • PTM

      Well good for you Eric. I guess it affects some differently. I've been doing it for 25 years and am now retired at 47, so not too shabby. I surf, go to the gym, (many body builders smoke), and run 3 miles a day, and of course NEVER around the kids, but it hasn't affested me adversely at all.

      November 1, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • sharky

      Good for you Eric,

      @Bill

      "I bet you were sorely disappointed when you realized that its not pot that makes you dumb."

      I bet you will be sorely disappointed when you realize your comment was dumb given not everyone is the same and drugs affect people differently. But nice bullying tactic against Eric because he quit. I guess you must know Eric intimately to know exactly what he was like when he smoked up.

      Dumb comment on your part all right.

      November 1, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • amanda

      The argument that smoking pot makes you dumb or lazy is absolutely ludicrous. I know plenty of people who do it and are perfectly functioning members of society: intelligent, successful, active – it in no way effects their ability to function. In fact, the valedictorian of my high school class was an avid weed smoker. However, I know plenty of people who don't smoke it and are mind-numbingly lazy, not to mention dumb as rocks. While it is true that there are pot smokers who are lazy, to say that they are lazy because of weed is idiotic.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • POT HEADS ARE LOSERS

      Good Job Eric. I work at a high school and see dozens and dozens of kids every year drop out for marijuana usage. It wreaks havoc on your body. I have seen kids get killed over pot. It is NOT a joke. Any moron like Denizen Kate who tries very pathetically to lump it in with occasional alcohol use is a complete tool. You know NOTHING about the damages of pot use. Please do not procreate because we don't need any more losers like you around.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd A

      @ Sharkey, so it's ok for Eric to talk bad about a substance that he no longer cares for but does help a lot of people cope with pain and other issues?

      Bottom line: the pot didn't make him dumb, I think he was already fairly dumb to make a statement like he did.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd A

      @ POT HEADS ARE LOSERS. Care to show us any data or reliable studies that show how dangerous pot is?

      You work at a high school? As what? A janitor?

      November 1, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • neimad

      Hate to break this to you, but Marijuana will not make smart people stupid. You probably started out stupid. I know many geniuses personally who smoke it regularly (PhDs, engineers, etc). I know people who make millions, who smoke it regularly. I smoke it regularly and I'm doing just fine. Alcohol will dumb you down significantly, but marijuana can open minds, make creative people more creative, but lazy stupid people will probably get lazier and dumber.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • blah

      @amanda the only people I know that smoke pot are complete idiots, and they smell bad, probably because they get high and then forget about things like hygiene. There may be a few smart people that smoke pot but if you see a smelly loser then theres a 90%+ chance that they do drugs, its pretty much guaranteed, you simply cannot find a smelly loser that isnt a staunch pot supporter. The whole "I know productive people that smoke pot" excuse is a myth, they may be productive by pot head standards but not by normal people standards. I know people that support legalizing it that arent losers, but they dont actually smoke it.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Einstein

      I know rocket scientists, billionaires, and nobel prize winners that smoke weed, they seem to be doing fine. If youre wondering how I know such a wide variety of important and exceptionally rare people that also do an illegal drug not very popular amongst adults its because I lie about people I know just to make a point.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      @POT HEADS ARE LOSERS: I sure hope you're not a teacher.

      November 1, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • fiveTeeOneVee

      @PTM : affested ?

      November 1, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marin

      @blah -" all the people you know who smoke pot?" You dope (pun intended) – if you know they smoke pot and are so self-righteous, find new friends.... real simple. Even you should be able to figure it out! No one that I know who smokes pot forgets to bathe. I think it's more the type you hang with than it is that they might smoke pot. Have you sniffed your own pits lately? Maybe it's you.

      November 1, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      All drugs can have different effects on some people. Eric obviously had many adverse symptoms that he felt were negative and made the proper and informed choice to avoid them. I have problems with caffeine that most don't and have come to a simlar conclusion about it. that is called making a mature and informed decision. Those that are bashing him for realizing the detrimental effect it had on him isuncalled for.

      At the same time, I would NOT advocate that people not use caffeine and claim that my symptoms as the standard which to judge the drugs effect on as many other don't seem to exhibit the same effects. Avoiding caffeine is a personal choice not one I would demand others make. although Eric didn't really seem to be making that statement...it seemed to me he was just sharing his experience and his view on what conclusions he, personally, came to. Unless I missed something from the post.

      November 1, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      @blah

      Ok you forced me to respond. I can't belive people still try this type of argument. Here's another one.

      Did you close to 100% of rapists and murders have been found to have drunk milk? And even had been show to have eaten bread? Many have been show to have eaten pizza or some other food with tomatoes in it. I think you can see where I am going with this. The lack of logic on this and any "hot button" issue is staggering.

      My support from legalization comes from the lack of honest and sound argument for keeping it illegal and not regulating it.

      November 1, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • vman

      You are right. smoking is not for everyone, some of you have addictive personalities, some of you just dont have the right chemical make-up to handle this substance. More power to you dude, but I'll just keep toking, if you dont mind.

      November 2, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  192. fwithpeople

    I hope they arrest him. Not for lighting up the joint, but for playing the same character in every movie. Sellout. Fwithpeople "dot" com.

    November 1, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Victor

    this site has a poll that asks if he should be punished. you win 100 Facebook credits if you can predict the result. http://apps.facebook.com/rocketpolls/Should-Zach-Galifianakis-be-punished-for-smoking-a-joint-on-a-live-talk-show

    November 1, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  194. beeenj

    Fix the fern back

    November 1, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Divedeep129

    If this was filmed in LA... Can't go to jail for smoking a joint in Cali any more dood. Self righteousness problem solved. :)
    It's now a more expensive ticket to get caught on a cell phone while driving than it is to have up to an ounce of weed. So if you'll drive and be on the phone, you're more of a 'criminal' than Zach.
    I'll smoke to that. :)

    November 1, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Max

    Saw it, loved it. The bonde was beautiful even for a conservative

    November 1, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cheshire Cat

      LOL! Yeah, beautiful....but deadly. ;)

      November 1, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • RuFkngKdngMe

      I find right wingers repulsive. I just can't look past their politics of hate, ignorance, intolerance and greed to see any sort of person I would remotely find attractive.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • mobrule

      "can't see past their hate" talk about hate. this board is loaded with hypocracy today.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • RuFkngKdngMe

      My intolerance and hatred towards hate is not hypocrisy. If the world were intolerant towards these people it would instantly be a better place. It is hate and intolerance that is the problem. If they are not spouting it I will not hate them for it. Mine is a reaction to their action.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  197. The Fish

    Now all they need is vodka in the water pitcher!

    November 1, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  198. vman

    He is a Legend! it was about thamn time someone did it. Next time they should just replace the usual mug on the host-desk with a fat one and thats that.

    November 1, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Harry Seaward

    jail for smoking a joint? Come on Cullen...reality check time

    November 1, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Cullen

    If it was any other guy on tv their ass would be put in jail. But no cebs can get away with anything these days

    November 1, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • rasberryrum

      It's not illegal for him to do that in California if he has a prescription.

      November 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • JayM

      Wow... I don't even smoke pot, and I'm aware that Marijuana possession is a misdemeanor in every single state, even if he didn't have a prescription. Get a clue buddy. I also support the legalization of marijuana. The revenue will help small local businesses and the taxes (much like many other vices) to help the local governments. (Example: In Illinois, cigarette taxes go directly to supporting education funding.)

      November 1, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • jon

      Yeah tell me about it...*cough* OJ Simpson *cough*

      November 1, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • nate dogg

      What are you smoking? The majority of other guys on TV are celebrities.

      November 1, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Erin

      He was not smoking in public, he was in a private television studio. Prescription aside, wouldn't anyone in that situation only get in trouble if the studio called the cops on him?

      November 1, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Bubba

    I just lit one in solidarity.

    November 1, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  202. Harry Seaward

    MattK needs to smoke a J...better yet Mel Gibson should, then He wouldnt be such an angry, abbusive racist

    November 1, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  203. nick

    heroic move! really makes all the political arguments moot when someone lights up and you realize how harmless it is.

    November 1, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • vr13

      And I light a tobacco cigarette on the show and no one will die, will you agree it's harmless too? Meanwhile the guy willingly violated the existing law while doing it on the national TV, which only shows how stupid and disrespectful the pothead is.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred Evil

      No, not HARMLESS vr, just a lot LESS harmful than it is portrayed as. Using cannabis responsibly is FAR safer than alcohol OR tobacco. Pot cannot kill you! Tobacco can, AND WILL!
      The illegality of pot is as sensible as the laws preventing women from voting 100 years ago. They're archaic, anachronistic, and totally counterproductive. The VAST majority of cannabis aficionados are hard-working, tax-paying, America-loving CITIZENS, who simply want to relax with a SAFER alternative to alcohol or tobacco.
      Your cigarette would have raised the chances of others around you getting lung cancer, NOT SO for cannabis.
      Though driving should remain illegal if you are high, it DOES affect your judgment, and will endanger others.

      LEGALIZE it, REGULATE it, TAX IT!!

      November 1, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • RE:vr13

      If you took the time to research, he did nothing wrong, he is a legal medical marijuana smoker, and he filmed that in cali. Nothing illegal about that.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Find out the facts before you vote

      @FRED
      Please do some research on what pot can and can not do to the body before encouraging people to vote for this law. Granted
      much research is still be done on the long term effects of marijuana use. Here is what we know now: the fact is that pot is a complicated drug with a mixture of more than 400 different chemical components, where alcohol has a single drug molecule. 60 of the components are THC cannabinoids which is the main drug that effects the body & brain (i.e. the feel-good chemical), but once this chemical hits the brain, it breaks into 80 different byproducts before it can be eliminated from the body, which could take 3-5 days or weeks if you are a heavy user b/c it gets stored in fatty tissue mostly. It’s unknown right now what these chemicals are doing while sitting in the body that long. A bigger threat IS the irritation to the lungs and respiratory airways since users tend to inhale pot deeply & hold it in the lungs for as long as possible. Pot DOES indeed contain cancer-causing chemicals (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons). Please b/4 encouraging others to vote for this, find out the facts for yourself.

      November 1, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Harry Seaward

    I wonder what happened to The Hippie from Letterman way back when...I think He was Manny the Hippie. Anyone else remember that whole situation?

    November 1, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thomas in Vancouver

      Are you talking about Lyle the Intern?

      November 1, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      that guy was "digity-dank" and all people who appose prop 19 are "schwiggity-schwag"

      November 1, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  205. MattK

    WOW!!.. This moron will whine and complain that he does not want Mel Gibson in Hangover 2 because of his tyrades and such... But yet he will blatantly do something totally illegal on a Nationally televised show like smoking a joint? Pot calling the kettle black...

    November 1, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill Rogers

      While I see your point, it's comparing something completely harmless to a violent, raving lunatic who is much more hurtful to those around him, than a joint can or ever will be.

      November 1, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buster Bloodvessel

      Right, because smoking a joint and beating up your mistress are exactly the same thing. You should definitely avoid unprescribed medication.

      November 1, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bev

      I voted to legalize but I'm not hopeful since there are so many hicks that moved to CA.
      And no matter how funny Zach is here, I won't pay to see a movie that has this whiner in it. I say let the director have the actor he wants. Mel is too talented to be kept down. He is not violent (unless you believe that money hungry beoch) and all of us would sound nuts if we were secretly taped when at our worst.

      November 1, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • rasberryrum

      It's not illegal in California if he has a prescription. That's why he could get away with it.

      November 1, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • TK

      It's cute and all that you got to use the line "pot calling the kettle black" but its more like pot calling the wife-beating, jew-hating megalomaniac what he is, a wife-beating, jew-hating megalomaniac.

      November 1, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • steeve-o

      It may still be illegal to smoke it on TV, didn't Dean Martin have to drink apple juice?

      November 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nodack

      Pot calling the kettle black? Smoking pot and beating up your girlfriend are the same thing?

      November 1, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cato

      In reply to Bill Rogers:

      Sure, the two are quite different. I'm not saying Mel's a good guy or Zack's not, but before you tout Galifinakis' high moral standards too loudly, understand that this man, who supposedly didn't want to work with Mel Gibson (who hasn't been convicted of domestic abuse or anything related to it) apparently has no problem working with Mike Tyson, a convicted rapist.

      Maybe the dope clouds his perceptions.

      November 1, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cheshire Cat

      Nah. He has a prescription for Medical Marijuana. All beautifully legal, man!

      November 1, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • PTM

      Matt, how is that calling the kettle black? Gibson goes on a tirade cussing and threatening people, and hating on the Jews, and everytime you turn around he's hammered drunk, and making an ass out of himself, and Zach fires up a doob. So again, how is that calling the kettle black?

      November 1, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • mobrule

      he is a hypocrite! see above post, but to refuse working with mel over accusations, yet it's ok to work with a convicted rapist like tyson? double standard anyone?

      November 1, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jon

      He didn't want Gibson because Gibson is a bad, mean-spirited person (and an overrated actor to boot). Not that I do it myself, but I don't see what the problem was with Galifanakis smoking up on Bill Maher.

      November 1, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • steven harnack

      He's in California so if he has a medical use card and if the host doesn't mind, he's perfectly legal.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kristin

      Agree with Bill Rogers.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • juls

      there's a difference between illegal and immoral.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ozzi

      Like Mike Tyson is a saint. Tyson's a wife-beater, rapist, and a racist as well.

      Looks like pot has rotted his brain.

      Vote No.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • kevin

      thats because gibson is a bigot

      November 1, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tl

      So you are saying that hitting a woman, which is felony assault, is the equivalence of smoking marijuana(in CA it's a misdemeanor)?

      Get a life, genius. They're not even in the same universe, unless you're a teabagger.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • ACE

      Maybe you can meet Mel at the next Klan rally

      November 1, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • T3chsupport

      Big difference between smoking some herb and abusing people.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      I totally agree with you! Zach is an idiot and let's see if anyone remembers his name in 10 years!!!!!

      November 1, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      Illegal? Please. Everyone knows how ridiculous the law is, when alcohol and tobacco is legal because of lobbyists. Law isn't always common sense. There's a law on the books that says it's illegal to eat a pickle on Tuesdays in Trenton NJ. That's why there are smart propositions to change laws.

      November 1, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      Cato – you're a dope, without the dope.

      November 1, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  206. toxictown

    duuuuuude. Nice.

    November 1, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Be Quiet

    good for him! I'm surprised Bill didn't take a hit.

    November 1, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jezmundberserker

      I'm not surprised and it's ok. If he'd taken a hit, his behind would have been fired faster than when he made those 911 comments.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • gordo

      the other folks got scared. that was nervous laughter.

      Galifianakis reminds me of Belushi. I don't think he's too worried about what people think of him. That's what makes him so brilliant.

      November 1, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Harry Seaward

    puff, puff, pass

    November 1, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  209. mejazzbo

    At least he did bogart.

    November 1, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • mejazzbo

      correction: At least he didn't bogart.

      November 1, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • steeve-o

      He didn't bogart, he passed it (to the right hand side). They refused it.

      November 1, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • BobMarleyFan

      Don't we "pass the duchie on the left hand side". He made a serious breach of etiquette.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jezmundberserker

      You're right. He didn't bogart it. He didn't Bacall it either ;-P

      November 1, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheBryanJ

      Pass the dutchie pon the left hand side

      November 1, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • umm...

      you people doknow that "pass the dutchie" is about A pot... not about THE pot. its a cooking song. the original song that this is a cover of, "pass the koutchie" is, in fact, about weed. the cute, steel drum-ridden song by Musical Youth is about a cooking pot. the dutchie pot. hence the line "how does it feel when you got no food"
      and now you know.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sorry Slick...

      "How does it feel when you got no food" is the radio version, if you check the version of the album "food" is replaced with "weed"

      November 1, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      "in fact, about weed. the cute, steel drum-ridden song by Musical Youth is about a cooking pot. the dutchie pot. hence the line "how does it feel when you got no food"
      and now you know."

      This is correct, your one of the few people I've met that understands this. I am often explaining this as well.

      (Giving away my general age) I have the original (LP) album and it no the word food is not changeded to weed. I still ahve the album and play the song every now and then and sing along. Listen to all the words and it is rather obvious that they are singing about hunger, whether that is due to "the munchies" can be argued but the song is definately about not having enough to money to eat.

      November 1, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  210. cheefsfury

    DRUGS ARE BAD MMKAY

    November 1, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Askmehow

      "High Time with Bill Maher" I love it! Pass it to Bill, he neeeds it badly.

      November 1, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • mobrule

      this dope's a hypocrite. he's refusing to work with mel gibson over stupid things he said on a voice mail, but it's ok to work with a convicted rapist like tyson.

      November 1, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • DrKnife

      John,
      I wouldn't worry too much. You can barely smoke a cigarette out in public anymore. I am pretty sure that if they legalize marijuana, every place isn't going turn into a cloud of marijuana smoke.

      November 1, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      John,
      did you even read prop 19? It says clearly in the text that prop 19 "Prohibits people from possessing marijuana on school grounds, USING IT IN PUBLIC, smoking it while minors are present, or providing it to anyone under 21 years old."

      November 1, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • TripleA

      Well, this explains a lot of the programming on TV.

      November 1, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      Hey John my son is extremely allergic to peanuts but they seem to be everywhere. Help me outlaw them ok?

      November 1, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • we the people

      Ok forst off, why wasnt he told to put it out, considering it's illegal, and second off, why hasnt the DEA reprimanded thid guy for having gotten into their stash?

      November 1, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • George

      Eric Ericcson, you were dumb to begin with, and currently dumb as well thinking that as simple a drug as marijuana can make you dumb. You need to look at yourself, not some plant. People like you are the problem.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jacob Hollygame

      Getting high helps you appreciate what little you have.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • we the people

      Ok first off, why wasnt he told to put it out, considering it's illegal, and second off, why hasnt the DEA reprimanded this guy for having gotten into their stash?

      November 1, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin P

      @Travis

      The law is similar to Alcohol. You have be 21. Its for personal use. And like Alcohol it would be illegal to consume it in public or while driving.

      So, the guy with the allergic wife (funy she's around so many potheads to even find out she's allergic to it.) will be fine. And he is wrong, people wont be allowed to do it in public willy nilly.

      You realize how stupid you sound now, right? I thought not.

      John is right. And so is everyone who voted yes on Prop19.

      Prohibition failed, and the Marijuana prohibition is a failure.

      Its time to legalize it.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • closetiguana

      Oh my god. Lock him up! He's a danger to society!

      November 1, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • RC

      To John with the alergic wife, Read the propostion, you are only allowed to smoke it in your house. So unless you plan on puffing your wife will be fine. By way, how did your wife find out she was allergic to marijuana smoke? hmmm?

      November 1, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • AJerseyG1rl

      @John - I am allergic to smoke in general, but feel that the current laws on smoking and the public's health go far enough to protect me when I am at a restaraunt/bar/work/etc. I completely empathize with you, as I've had numerous ER visits for allergic reactions to smoke. But the benefits of legalizing marijuana, which include reducing crime and increasing tax revenue, far outweight any detrimental effects.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ozzi

      This is the jerk that went off on Mel Gibson then said it's ok to work with Mike Tyson.

      Now, I see the reasoning behind his stands.

      Vote No California. Vote No.

      November 1, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • mycatsbreathsmellslikecatfood

      @ john... i'm sorry for your wife, but there are many people who have severe anaphylactic reactions to peanuts, should we ban those too because .01% of the population is allergic?

      November 1, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • runswithbeer

      So the folks who are allergic beleive that folks who do smoke should go to jail? What about Peanut Butter Eaters. Jail time as well?

      November 1, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • neimad

      coffee, cigarettes, sugar, and many other things are drugs, yet so many people consume them without a clue that marijuana is less harmful than any of these.

      MMKAY??? MMKAY?? who says that??? you sound developmentally challenged.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • AE

      @neimad Obviously you've never seen South Park.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chief Hosa

      @neimad Drugs are bad...mmkay.

      November 1, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • tRuthless

      Life is a Chemical experience, no matter how you look at it!!!!!!!!!!

      November 1, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • aves

      This is great, but it is sad that only a comedian has the gumption to show what the prohibition of marijuana actually is- absurd. The War on Drugs was illconceived and an utter and costly failure. Grow domestic and grow the economy while reducing violent drug crime. The government and the uneducated masses have no right to tell me what substances I can and can't put in my body, just as I have no right to go to your house and tell you what you can have for dinner.

      November 1, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robin

      Here is what I don't get about these pro-MJ people.. First you already know that Holder said just recently that he is coming for your weed growers in CA regardless of whatever laws you pass at the local level.. Secondly, you voted for Barry and in effect put Holder in the position he is now, which will so be the gardens of these medical MJ growers... But when I ask these same people how they feel about Holder... They are like.. He's cool man.. Like he isn't going to go through with what he is saying or something.. It's strange. The democrats are coming for your weed guys.. Not republicans.. Why would you vote for a democrat if that is a fact? How do you explain this to yourselves if you are pro-weed?

      November 1, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michelle Wolfe

      I thought the Clinton era was bad.....Way to go, Obama......There is no class, no rule......Revelation? Uh, yea...just a little bit.....

      November 1, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Georgia

      Lame.

      November 1, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • SaneMan

      Michelle Wolfe

      I thought the Clinton era was bad.....Way to go, Obama......There is no class, no rule......Revelation? Uh, yea...just a little bit.....

      You equate the legalization of Marijuana with the biblical end times? That seems rational. You also blame this on Obama even though the feds have stated they will still conduct raids and prosecute. If this passes it won't be because anybody in Washington wanted it to, but because a majority of voters wanted it. I guess you forgot we live in a Democracy where voters are supposed to decide whats best.

      November 1, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maggie

      [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HxksPWG_ZY&w=640&h=390]

      November 1, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ian

      Who has the mari-juwanna now? Pass it up to the front, mmkay?

      I still think Kenny took it :) Heaven knows he has had a 'troubled' childhood . . .

      And as for John at 9:17 PM, whose kids were watching this garbage? Dude, what were YOU smoking?

      I have known 5 friends killed in separate drunk driving accidents, and know of several others. I also think alcohol is light years beyond dope in any measure of damage to society. How many people made a fool of themselves at the Xmas party because they smoked a joint? How many people go to work with blinding hangovers because of pot?

      November 1, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dirk Diggler

      Vote yes, it will be regulated and taxed, thus, creating nice revenue for the state of California. Keep in mind that it will remove lots of little wanna-be drug dealers from our local schools and streets as well.

      November 1, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |

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