Marijuana’s relationship with Hollywood award shows is a rich, if semi-discreet one.
Remember Susan Sarandon admitting she was high at all of those high-profile award ceremonies? And what about a seemingly stoned Sarah Silverman at the 2014 Emmys, showing off her vape pen to E! red carpet host Guiliana Rancic? (The video of Silverman is so worth the 150 seconds.)
When the 2015 Oscars land on Feb. 22, all of the best actor/actress, supporting actor/actress and director nominees will walk away with Oscar gift bags that include marijuana vaporizers, vibrators and more valued at $125,000, according to niche marketing firm Distinctive Assets, which assembles the gift bags separate from the Academy.
From Variety’s report:
In addition to the usual smorgasbord of luxury skincare products and high-end accessories associated with these annual goodie bags, this year’s giveaway includes a number of jaw-dropping highlights: a three-night stay at a resort in Tuscany valued at $1,500; a luxury train ride through the Canadian Rockies worth more than $14,500; natural French Mediterranean sea salts worth $1,500; a custom silver necklace inscribed with the latitude and longitude coordinates of the Dolby Theater from Lat & Lo at $150; a “glamping” trip valued at $12,500; a $800 gift certificate for a custom candy and dessert buffet; a $250 vaporizer; a $250 vibrator; a Wellness 360 gift pack worth $1,200; a year’s supply of Silvercar rentals valued at $20,000; a Reset Yourself lifestyle makeover package worth more than $14,200; and so much more.
The most highly valued item in this year’s bag, according to the press release from Distinctive Assets, the bag’s creator, is a $20,000 gift certificate to have Enigma Life founder Olessia Kantor fly out to meet with each nominee “to discuss their 2015 horoscope, analyze dreams and teach them mind control techniques.”
A $250 vaporizer and a $20,000 astrological exercise? It reminds us of what Sarah Silverman said at the 2014 Emmys after her vape pen show-and-tell and, later, actually winning an Emmy (for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special): “We’re all made of molecules, and we’re hurtling through space right now.” (UPDATE: We got official word it’s a Haze vape after first guessing it was a Pax.)