The 90th Academy Awards was a historic moment for cannabis culture, as celebs were treated to marijuana swag bags backstage at the Oscars. The cannabis freebies – which were provided by the artisanal cannabis distributor Flow Kana – included apparel, paraphernalia and, last but not least, cannabis.
Unsurprisingly, the giveaway was a huge hit with the lucky celebs who got swag bags, which were offered to presenters and performers like (but not necessarily including) Jimmy Kimmel, Dave Chappelle, Matthew McConaughey and other stars. Flow Kana couldn’t tell us exactly who accepted the cannabis freebies, but they did say that there was no shortage of takers at the Oscars.
“While we are not allowed to discuss the names of specific performers/presenters, we can say that [Academy Award] producers had texted us during the ceremony to ask if there was a way to get more gift packs, as many celebs who did not receive a box requested one,” Clement Baptiste of Flow Kana told Civilized. “We gifted 50 individuals and were unfortunately unable to provide more.”
Baptiste added that the swag caused a huge buzz backstage during the event last February.