As marijuana legalization runs rampant, the topic of cannabis consumption is becoming far less taboo than it once was. Celebrities, athletes and even politicians have become increasingly candid about their past and present use of the plant, and that doesn’t look like it will change anytime soon.
Weed has become so commonplace in pop culture and mainstream media, that hardcore tokers are even beginning to consume cannabis right in plain view. Such was the case on New Year’s Eve when a CNN reporter filmed with (legal) marijuana on national television.
While the move was met with some scrutiny, it represented a monumental shift in the public’s perception of the plant. Another incident took place over All-Star weekend during the celebrity game, albeit, with much less fanfare. Fans with a keen eye might have noticed musicians Chris Brown and The Game smoke weed on live TV.
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Smoking In Plain Sight
Chris Brown was spotted on the bench during the Celebrity All-Star game in L.A. last Friday. He appeared to pass something to The Game, who was sitting two spots away from him. As The Game grabbed the small ‘object’ with his index finger and thumb, (the go-to grip for any toker), The Game appeared to put the object in his mouth an inhale.
Certainly, we don’t need to explain what was going on any further. The two were most definitely smoking weed.
Final Hit: Chris Brown and The Game Smoke Weed On Live TV
While neither artist has confirmed nor denied smoking at the Celebrity competition, it’s pretty clear the duo was smoking in plain view.
The two could be trolling their viewers. However, with the small amount of discretion being exerted and the fact that both have been smoking in the past, it seems unlikely.
And with California legalizing recreational weed on January 1st, this act isn’t nearly as crucifiable as it once was. Smoking weed in public places still remains illegal, (especially in an indoor arena like Staples Center). However, it’s fair to assume two big name celebrities could certainly get away with such an act.
Not to mention the fact that, according to one former NBA player, most players in the league smoke weed regularly. Even ex-commissioner David Stern, a once-notorious stickler, believes that cannabis should be allowed in the league. Current commissioner Adam Silver has even said he would consider it for medical purposes.
They might not be NBA players or medical patients, but weed was certainly a big part of their All-Star weekend festivities.