Joan Rivers

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Joan Rivers in 2010

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."[1] 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."[2] Rivers also said she hadn't smoked marijuana since the "dark ages" when she got high with Betty White.[2]

In 2014, The Cannabist included Rivers in their list of "15 Famous Marijuana Moms".[3]

Additional Resources


  1. 5 Celebrity Moms Who Smoke Pot by Jen Bernstein (May 12, 2014), High Times
  2. 2.0 2.1 Joan Rivers Talks Smoking Pot With Betty White (January 31, 2012), The Huffington Post. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  3. 15 famous marijuana moms by Brittany Driver (November 6, 2014), The Cannabist. Retrieved November 13, 2014.