Roseanne Barr Is Opening A Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Former presidential hopeful Roseanne Barr has moved on from an aspiring political career to pursue a much chiller one. She's opening a pot shop.
The O.C. Register reports that Barr will be an investor in a medical marijuana dispensary in Santa Ana that will be called "Roseanne's Joint." The shop will feature all kinds of consumables, from special strains to other products, including the THC-laced chocolate-covered macadamia nuts that are grown on Barr's Oprah-approved Hawaiian nut farm. If only Oprah's show were still around to include these dank nuts in her "favorite things" episode.
In a statement, Barr said,
I'm proud to be a cultural pioneer at the forefront of another wave of progress! And we're proud of the city of Santa Ana as we continue to move into the era of recognizing cannabis as the natural, therapeutic, herbal substance medical science has proven it to be...Roseanne's Joint will be a responsible, contributing member of, and addition to, the community.
.Barr's business partner (and Barr's former attorney) Aaron Herzberg said he believes Barr's involvement in the dispensary is good for legalization efforts. "We think it will bring credibility and a good name and frankly, good values," he said. "But we also hope that it will create within the community a sense that marijuana is here to stay in California, that it's getting legitimized and that serious names are coming to the table."
Last year, Barr told The Daily Beast that she used medical marijuana to treat chronic (heh) pain. "I have macular degeneration and glaucoma, so it's good for me for that because I have pressure in my eyes," she said. "It's a good medicine for a lot of things."