Woody Harrelson will judge at the Emerald Cup while waiting to open his dispensary

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The famous American actor Woody Harrelson, known for his roles in True Detective or Hunger Games, will be a judge at the 18th edition of the Emerald Cup, rewarding the best organic weeds in California.

An honor but not a surprise for Woody Harrelson, historical activist in favor of the legalization of cannabis in the United States.

In 1996, Harrelson was arrested in Kentucky after symbolically planting four hemp seeds, to show that the law did not distinguish between industrial hemp and “marijuana”.

Addressing LA Weekly, Tim Blake, Founder of the Emerald Cup, said, “Woody got into cannabis activism when it wasn’t popular. People thought he was crazy or he was an eccentric with strange beliefs. He didn’t care. He was passionate. »

Harrelson said: “It’s quite amazing because, to be honest, I never thought we would get to this point. I never thought it would be legal, let alone that I could go and buy it in a store. So it’s very exciting. I don’t take much credit for it, but a lot of people worked really hard to make it happen. »

The next Emerald Cup awards ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on May 14, at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood.

“The Woods”, Woody Harrelson’s cannabis dispensary

The 60-year-old artist will soon open his dispensary, The Woods, in West Hollywood. Woody Harrelson will serve as CEO and Devon Wheeler, founder of ERBA Markets dispensary, as COO.

The interior of The Woods dispensary

The interior of The Woods dispensary

“The Woods” will allow different types of business to be carried out in one place: the dispensary, on-site consumption and a place to organize delivery operations.

“He has everything, but above all, he is incredibly handsome. We have an amazing outdoor space with a koi pond,” Harrelson told LA Weekly.

Meanwhile, Woody pointed out that his dispensary will sell organic, outdoor-grown cannabis.

“Most people want indoor cannabis. We’ll have it at ‘The Woods’ because I don’t want to turn away potential clients. But my dream is to promote and help people see the essence of sun-kissed grass. »

Referring to the “great THC run”, the actor, who had quit for a while, said he preferred less THC, rather than feeling a very strong high.

“I don’t know why you need 30% THC. For me, 15% THC is just awesome. If you just want to take a puff on a joint and lose your balance, what’s the point of that? Won’t you smoke some? Most smokers I know don’t want to take a single puff on a joint. »

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