You’re probably wondering: does Ellen DeGeneres smoke weed? The comedian and lovable talk show host seems pretty down to earth, so it’s fair to wonder whether or not she smokes the good stuff. Her personality paints a picture of someone who at least dabbles with the green, but it’s not so cut and dry. Don’t worry, we’re here to uncover the mystery for you. Take a look at what we found.
Who is Ellen DeGeneres?
Degeneres started her illustrious career as a stand-up comedian. Born in Metairie, Louisiana, Degeneres began performing in various nightclubs in New Orleans. She began touring in the early 1980’s and by 1982, Degeneres was named the funniest person in America by Showtime. She got her breakout gig on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1986.
Degeneres eventually made her way to the small screen, with varying degrees of success. She first earned the role of supporting characters in two sitcom duds– Open House in 1989 and Laurie Hill in 1992. She eventually got her own sitcom in 1994 titled These Friends of Mine. It was then changed to merely Ellen after its first season. The show ran until 1998 but was canceled due to Ellen returning to the stand-up circuit. Degeneres was able to land another self-titled sitcom called The Ellen Show in 2001, but it was canceled after one season due to poor ratings.
Ellen found her new television niche in 2003 as a talk show host on The Ellen Degeneres Show. The show was met with massive acclaim and won a whopping 15 Emmy Awards in its first three years in syndication. The show still remains massively popular to this day.
Degeneres is also noted for her voice work, providing the voice of Dory in Finding Nemo and its sequel, Finding Dory.
Puff or Pass?
So back to the question at hand– does Ellen Degeneres smoke weed? Let’s take a look at some things that would lead us to believe so.
One example came this past 4/20. Ellen decided that the notorious stoner holiday was the perfect day to sell her merchandise on the show. In the hilarious bit, DeGeneres tried to market each of her items to a way a prototypical stoner might find appealing.
‘If you are high and watching my show right now, you are going to trip out on all the cool new things I have in the Ellen Shop, you are going to trip out, all you high people out there,’ DeGeneres said in her segment.
She went on to list items like a t-shirt with her face on it, a bag with her name on it, and an Ellen mug in ways only true stoners would appreciate. Sounds like she knows a bit about the culture.
In that same episode, Degeneres renamed children’s books with weed-themed titles. Needless to say, it was downright hilarious.
DeGeneres also once took to twitter to put her two cents in about the legal weed sales in the U.S. While she didn’t outright say she supported the legalization of weed, she strongly hinted at it.
US marijuana sales might top $2.3 billion this year. I'm not saying I support it. I'm just saying it's now available in the Ellen Shop.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 22, 2014
I think we’d all buy some dank weed from the Ellen Shop.
Final Hit: Does Ellen DeGeneres smoke weed?
So Does Ellen DeGeneres smoke weed? While she hasn’t outright admitted to it, it appears as if Ellen has at least dabbled in the sport. And if not, she certainly isn’t criticizing people that do. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. So while we may have to give this one an “incomplete”, at least we know Ellen supports us stoners either way.