When asked if medical marijuana helps ease symptoms of his cerebral palsy, Denver-based comedian Josh Blue delivers a punchline.
“People ask me if (marijuana) makes me feel better,” he says. “It actually makes me feel worse. I just like getting high.”
More Josh Blue news on The Cannabist
Weed news and interviews: Get podcasts of The Cannabist Show.
Subscribe to our newsletter here.
Watch The Cannabist Show.
Peruse our Cannabist-themed merchandise (T’s, hats, hoodies) at Cannabist Shop.
Blue, who won the fourth season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” reality show, is mostly joking, he tells Cannabist editor-in-chief Ricardo Baca during a visit to The Cannabist Show.
“The way I look at weed is it doesn’t necessarily make me feel better when I smoke, it just makes me forget that there’s anything wrong and then I’m less afraid to just go do whatever I want to do,” he says.
As Baca notes the recent passing of Jack Splitt, a teenager with cerebral palsy who went before the state legislature to change medical marijuana laws, Blue says the advancement and availability of cannabidiol and other cannabinoids have been positive for him. CBDs have helped relax the intense muscle tension and twitches associated with the congenital disorder, he says.