Actor Woody Harrelson wants people to get “higher” as he opens his own cannabis dispensary.
Harrelson just opened his own cannabis dispensary in West Hollywood, California earlier this month.
The former Cheers actor has been vocal in his support of the legalization of marijuana and industrial hemp, way before it gained traction and caught the eye of government officials.
The dispensary, dubbed The Woods WeHo, was opened alongside Erba Markets founder Devon Wheeler. The pair worked with comedian Bill Maher, Jay Handal, and designer Thomas Schoos to bring the store to life.
The legal cannabis apothecary will also include a consumption lounge in its backyard.
Harrelson held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the streets of West Hollywood last week. The get-together was attended by the city’s mayor, Lauren Meister, and the head of the city’s Chamber of Commerce, Genevieve Morrill.
“Hopefully, we’ve added more beauty and more good times here. Hopefully, we can make the West Hollywood Citizens a little bit higher. It’s the greatest day that I’ve had in a long time,” the three-time Academy Award nominee said at the ceremony, according to WeHo Times.
The Woods is one of 16 cannabis consumption lounges that will be licensed in West Hollywood, according to Eater LA.
Harrelson said he would continue to support legalization of cannabis on a federal level and legal reforms, especially for those imprisoned on cannabis charges.
“If advocacy means shooting my mouth off, then I’m going to continue to do that,” he told High Times. “It’s absurd … To me, if you’re not hurting someone else or their property, you should be able to do whatever the hell you want.”
“The government tries to say, ‘We’re going to put you in jail,’ which they have done for so many years, ‘because you like marijuana.’ That’s pretty absurd and I think it’s pretty much of an overreach,” he added.