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February 04, 2018 | PacerStacktrain

Highly Likely: Highlighting amazing Cannabis pioneers who helped pave the way to greater herbal acceptance.


Readers will recognize Ilana Glazer from her role on the hit Comedy Central series Broad City, in which she co-writes and stars in with her friend Abbi Jacobson.

Even though they use their real names on the show, Glazer and Jacobson are quick to point out that their characters are fictional versions of themselves, with some similarities. If you’ve ever seen the program before, you know that the two of them like smoking Cannabis, especially Glazer. Nearly every episode features a different take on the Cannabis culture.

ilana-glazer-quote.jpgBut, for those of us who care about these things, that begs the question. Do they actually consume Cannabis in real life? I’m happy to report that the answer is yes.

Glazer admitted to the New Yorker during an interview that she smokes Cannabis daily, but seldom drinks alcohol. The same article refers to a 4/20 party she threw, which her parents attended.

On Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2016, Glazer proudly talked about her Cannabis shopping regimen in ultra-behind-the-times New York City where she buys from a clandestine delivery service.

“I get it from a full-on business man, like a restaurateur—it’s a whole market! This guy is so successful, and he’s got garbage bags of weed.” The statement was met with rousing applause from the audience. Glazer is a deliberate normalizer for Cannabis—and that’s desperately needed now.

One sad thing is that the Cannabis they’re consuming on the show is fake. Standards and practices at the network prevent them from consuming the real thing on camera—instead they consume a fake herbal blend that both Glazer and Jacobson describe as “harsh.”


In different interviews, Glazer admits freely that she’s a daily Cannabis user, and that her favorite method is smoking, not vaping. But when it comes to smoking on camera she told the Verge in an interview that “During shooting, I cannot blaze. Like, last week I did Snoop Dogg’s [online] talk show. First of all, he was smoking a blunt in the morning [so] I was like, ‘I must.’ But it scares me to look down the barrel of a lens and be blazed. I hadn’t been high on camera in a long time. I was like, ‘Right, right. This is why I never do this!’ So never with shooting, because it freaks me out.”

As to how Cannabis inspires her for her profession—she notes that she has started to smoke in some capacity with Broad City.

“But with editing this year, I’ve gotten more into it. Earlier with Broad City, I was like, ‘I can’t! I can’t! It’s bad!’ even though I’m this face of weed and I represent some section of stonerdom. I even have my own stigma against it. But I’ve been getting a little more high. I guess it’s a hit here and there for writing. Usually 80 percent of the day I’m straight, and then by the end of the day I could use a ‘mind plane change.’ I’ll take a little hit after lunch or something out the window of this midtown editing office. It’s so banal. It’s interesting,” she said.

“It feels silly to say, but I like the idea that women carry their own weed and buy their own weed. I like that, because it’s me.”