Joan Rivers (June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014) was an American actress, comedian, writer, producer and television host, best known for her stand-up comedy, for co-hosting the E! celebrity fashion show Fashion Police, and for starring in the reality series Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? alongside her daughter Melissa Rivers.
In 2012, High Times included her in their list of "5 Celebrity Moms Who Smoke Pot", saying she "confessed her love affair with Mary Jane during her reality show Joan & Melissa and giggled the rest of the rest episode." She described her experience with medical marijuana following surgery: "Well, I had a very difficult moment there after the surgery and I got medicinal drugs. In California you get medicinal marijuana. You go to a doctor and you say I'm blue and he says here. It's amazing, I was in shock. And I got it and I smoked it and had a great time." Rivers also said she hadn't smoked marijuana since the "dark ages" when she got high with Betty White.
- Joan River at Wikipedia
- Joan Rivers Smokes From A Bong, Gets Stoned On TV by Whitney Jefferson (February 1, 2012), BuzzFeed
- Joan Rivers, 78, gets stoned in a carpark and is unable to drive home... and its all filmed for her reality show by Alanah Eriksen (February 1, 2012), Daily Mail
- PopWatch Here is Joan Rivers smoking weed. Enjoy. by Marc Snetiker (February 1, 2012), Entertainment Weekly
- Joan Rivers Demonstrates Why Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Are Needed in L.A by Dennis Romero (February 1, 2012), LA Weekly
- Joan Rivers Smoking Weed Proves Anyone Could Be A Toker (February 2, 2012), The Weed Blog
- Joan Rivers Smokes Marijuana On Reality Show by Steve Elliott (February 2, 2012), Toke of the Town
- Joan Rivers: 'I Love Marijuana' by Steve Bloom (June 13, 2013), CelebStoner.com
- R.I.P. Joan Rivers, Forever Outrageous by Ellen Komp (September 8, 2014), Cannabis Culture