Another year, another opportunity for the cannabis industry to flood the Oscars with marijuana treats. Yes, in what’s becoming an ongoing trend, top Academy Award nominees will receive a luxurious swag bag, reportedly worth close to $100,000, that will include THC-infused chocolates, CBD skin care products, and more.
By the way, this is not a ringing endorsement of cannabis from Hollywood. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has nothing to do with these swag bags that nominees receive. The party favors are instead put together independently by Los Angeles-based company Distinctive Assets, which was actually sued by the Oscars for copyright infringement a few years back.
Here’s a list of the cannabis-related items nominees in the acting and directing categories will receive, per The Independent:
- Coda Signature premium cannabis-infused edibles, topicals and concentrates
- Age Interventionist Renee Lynn’s CBDRxSupreme protocol
- High Beauty High Five Cannabis Facial Moisturizer and High Expectations Cannabis Facial Oil Instytutum skincare products
- An annual VIP membership to MOTA, LA’s first cannabis-friendly social club
“With our California debut just a few months away, Coda Signature is thrilled to partner with Distinctive Assets and take part in this classic Hollywood tradition,” Mark Grindeland, the Co-Founder and CEO of Coda Signature, said in a statement. “We celebrate creative artistry in everything we do at Coda Signature, and we hope that the nominees enjoy our products as much as we enjoy their exceptional contributions to the world of film.”
But who do we expect amongst the nominees will indulge in the cannabis products. Not sure if Bradley Cooper would, but his A Star Is Born character Jackson Maine definitely would. We all know Lady Gaga gets down with the weed. Sam Elliott, in a role where he was basically playing himself, toked up with Nick Offerman in The Hero, a movie that was actually marketed in many California cannabis dispensaries.