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Celebrity Crush: Five Famous Pot Lovers on their Favorite Weed Products

From Instagram stars to the force behind ‘High Maintenance,’ we talked to weed aficionados about their top ways to get stoned

Five Famous Pot-Lovers on Their Favorite Products

Ben Sinclair, co-creator of 'High Maintenance'; Caroline Goldfarb, a.k.a. @officialseanpenn.

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It’s no secret that the cannabis market is booming, and in a more mainstream way than ever. Which means that there are more ways to package, consume, and enjoy weed than ever. With such a vast array of products to choose from knowing what’s worth spending your green on can be tough. So we enlisted five famous pot-lovers, from social media superstars to the creators of HBO’s High Maintenance, to help navigate the weed wonderland we’re living in now. 

These interviews have been edited and condensed for clarity. 

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Ben Sinclair

Ben Sinclair is the co-creator of the HBO phenomenon, High Maintenance. His starring role as “The Guy,” a weed deliveryman, has positioned him as a modern day stoner icon.

What’s your favorite low-tech product of the moment? Hepburn ice-hash pre-rolls – I don’t usually opt for pre-rolls, but these little guys come in a cute little tin and they really pack quite the punch. I think I first saw them at Buds & Roses in [Los Angeles,] and then again at MedMen. At the end of the day, just a few hits off of one of these little dudes will do you fine.

And any high-tech products? Those Dosist Pens are really fun to hold and look like Apple products. These guys understand capitalism, narrowing in on the most reliable dose possible, one that won’t lay you out on the couch but still gets you stoned. I see people all over with them now. Very mellow, functional highs – and the the smaller, less mellow ones get me blazed in ways that many pens fall short.

What strains have you been into lately? I aim to smoke locally, New-York grown flowers – most lately it was Sour Chem. I always trying to get local, Veganic, sun-grown weed. Try to find local growers while they still exist. But also, I’m not that picky and pretty much toke what’s handed to me. In my home now there’s Chem 91, Gorilla Glue #4, and Cookies.

Are there any new products you want to try out? I don’t know what’s coming, but I’m excited for the initial excitement of legalization to wear off, so that people might stop chugging weed like they’re at frat parties and to start enjoying it more deliberately and consciously.

Any new trends in weed on the horizon? “People chugging weed like they’re at a frat party.”


Katja Blichfield

Katja Blichfield, also co-creator of HBO’s High Maintenance, is a weed-fueled force. She writes, directs, produces and has starred in the hit series.

Do you have a favorite product at the moment? I don’t know if this is a low tech or a high tech item, but I’m really particularly fond of the Dosist pen. I discovered these pens when I was out in L.A. last time. They’re great, they’re tiny and sleek, they almost look like a tampon which is great if you’re trying to be low-key about your vaping. They come in a variety of types that produce specific desired effects. The ones I like the best are Passion and Calm. The Passion one purportedly has a bit of an aphrodisiac effect and I find it pleasantly energizing while still relaxing and the Calm does… exactly that.

What about any strains? Living in New York, one doesn’t have much of a say in what strain one is able to purchase or smoke. I just tend to smoke whatever strains are available at any given time by whoever’s selling it to me. I do really like the strain Girl Scout Cookies when available – I have a lot of laughs when I’m on that.

Are there any new trends in weed you expect to see soon? I’m hoping that organic weed is a trend that strengthens. It’s definitely something I desire. Like I said, living in New York – there’s not many options. Even so, I’ve noticed that when I’ve gone to recreational weed retailers in Washington and California, there’s still way fewer organic options than I would expect or want to see.


Her real name is Caroline Goldfarb, but most people know her as @OfficialSeanPenn, Internet culturati extraordinaire, boasting an ever-growing, meme-loving audience of over 400,000 on Instagram.

Are there any low-tech products you love? One low-tech thing I’ll always love are those Juicy Jay flavored rolling papers that have the pictures of the fruit on them. I think they’re illegal now because it unintentionally markets itself to kids, so it’s really hard to find them. But those are some of my earliest, happiest memories of smoking. And I think they are gorgeous, with like cherries on them, or cotton candy. I think they are to die for. Stunning. I would wallpaper my whole house in them if I could.” [Editors note: Flavored rolling papers are only illegal if they’re being presented for use with tobacco – strangely, if they’re being sold for marijuana, it’s fine.] 

What’s your favorite high-tech product right now? They’re called Dosist pens. I think they have a finite amount of hits in them and then you can throw them away. They’re like the Apple of vape pens. They vibrate once you’ve had a full hit. It’s very scientific. They look like tiny, skinny dildos. I’m very into them. They vibrate, the whole thing is very erotic and technical. It makes me think of Steve Jobs the whole time even though he has nothing to do with them. But I think they could tip their design hat a little bit to Steve.”

What’s your favorite edible? “There’s this company called the Venice Cookie Company. And there’s this one cookie, it’s the holy grail of edibles, it’s called the Chipster. The thing that’s amazing about it, is it has 250 mg of THC in the cookie, pure THC. It’s an unheard of amount. I’ve never seen anything like it on the market in my life. Someone gave me this cookie a year ago and I’ve been slowly picking away at it. A literal nibble will get me so fucked up. I’m talking mouse-sized bites. It’s vegan which, is also amazing. But I cannot express this enough, I’m a micro-doser, like I want it to feel like I took half a xanax. So I’ve been picking away at this cookie for years. Like I’m going to pass it on to my kids.

Kelly Oxford

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Kelly Oxford

Kelly Oxford is a New York Times best-selling author and screenwriter. She’s gained over a million combined Twitter and Instagram followers, mostly by eating edibles and going on brilliant stoner tangents. 

What low-tech products are you loving right now? I really like the Lord Jones CBD [products]. Just because it totally relaxes in a way that you sort of feel relaxed after you do a strenuous workout, but you don’t have to do the strenuous workout, which is great. And they have these delicious CBD gummies with sugar all over them. I tend to go to those a lot. The ones with the THC are good too but sometimes I get a little too high from edibles. They are actually delicious candy – it’s kind of annoying how good they are because you would eat them all if you didn’t know they were going to do anything to you.

And what about high-tech? There’s this company called Jane West, based out of Colorado, and she makes these like, original dugouts, but it’s really elevated. She has one called “The Wand” that looks like a mascara wand and the pipe is on one end and then the other end opens up and all of your flower is in there so you can just get it out. It’s the exact same thing as a dugout but it’s new and it’s sleek, and it’s pretty. It’s really smart to travel with.

Any other products you’ve been fond of lately? Select CBD drops. They’re really good. There’s like lemon, lavender and peppermint flavors. And they work pretty fast actually. It takes like 30 minutes for them to kick in. I’ve never taken a sleeping pill but I’ve taken Melatonin, but it’s better than Melatonin. It’s such a natural good way to get your body to sort of release itself if your exercise didn’t work that day or you’re just too wired to fall asleep. It’s just the best natural way I’ve found to actually get a good deep sleep. I like the lavender one before bed because I buy into all that hippy shit.

What’s the most out there product you’ve tried? Lord Jones also has a CBD cream. It actually has taken away three of my headaches, you just put it wherever the pain is. I read that some actresses have been using it on their feet when they wear heels for a long time and it takes the pain away. I put it on my temples – it’s worked for a couple hangovers!

Abdullah Saeed

As the host of Viceland’s Bong Apetit Abdullah Saeed has a professional taste for weed. He can also been seen on the latest season of HBO’s High Maintenance and heard on his podcast “Great Moments in Weed History.”

Any favorite low tech-products at the moment? My all-time favorite cannabis accessory is king-sized Raw Organic hemp rolling papers and perforated crutches, which look like they’re made of ancient papyrus. I love handling them, folding up the little perforated edges into a zig zag shape, and squeezing it between my fingers while I smoke. The crutch is truly the foundation of any good joint.

What about high-tech products? People send me and hand me all kinds of zany ganja gadgetry and what have you, and just about all of it sits in a box under my bed. I have what I’m told is the world’s most powerful Volcano, overclocked by Storz and Bickel to fill a 65-foot balloon. And right now, it’s sitting in the trunk of my car in L.A. I’ve used it once! I do dabs, which I guess are high tech, and I have a sweet Plumbus rig (made by Julian Heller), but the second I got back to New York, I just went back to just smoking spliffs. I should say, I went back to becoming a garbage person in nearly every way.

What are the specific strains you’re into? At the house we’ve had some local Sour Chem, and now some GG #4 and some Chem Dawg. Also, I’ll jump on the Gelato bandwagon. I just want gas these days.

Are there any new products coming out that you are excited about? These new technologies that put an easy button on consuming cannabis without the consumer ever having to look at or touch a bud are actually separating us more from this natural supplement. It’s the commodification of cannabis and nothing will stop it. Instead of cannabis having some positive influence on capitalism, capitalism is just sucking cannabis into the machine and turning it into another product. Adult-use cannabis laws are a government scam.

Any new trends in weed you expect to see soon? More assholes coming out of the woodwork who care only about the potential profits from cannabis and not the fallout of prohibition; more politicians paying lip service to an issue constituents think they care about but barely understand; and more useless products that no one needs but everyone will buy anyway.

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