In a few days, California voters will decide on Proposition 19, which would legalize marijuana and allow the local government to regulate and tax the drug. The federal government has warned that no matter what the voters decide, federal law will remain the same and smoking marijuana will be a problem. Comedian Zach Galifianakis, meanwhile, voiced his support for the ballot proposition on last night’s Real Time With Bill Maher by, uh, smoking.
“I think that maybe people see it as taboo still,” said Galifianakis, sitting right next to noted marijuana enthusiast Bill Maher. As MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell started speaking about the upcoming vote, Galifianakis pulled out a joint and lit it.
He passed it to his right, to Fox News’ Margaret Hoover, who did not take a hit, but smelled the joint and nodded. “Oh, it’s real,” she said, convincingly amused. And the crowd goes wild.