did they smoke real weed in pineapple express

You’ll Never Guess Which ‘Pineapple Express’ Star Doesn’t Actually Smoke Weed

The actor opens up about why he hasn’t been high in years.

James Franco likes to do things that shock us from time to time: from posting nude selfies to painting Seth Rogen naked. But we bet you especially didn’t see this one coming: He recently revealed he doesn’t smoke pot.

In an interview with Howard Stern on Monday (Dec. 15), the star of various stoner comedies, including “Pineapple Express” and “This Is the End,” confessed he doesn’t smoke weed at all. Leading us to have the revelation that all the ridiculous, wacky stuff he’s done (see above) isn’t actually drug-induced.

“I just haven’t done it in a long time,” Franco explained. “I don’t know. I guess there’s just no need.”

The 36-year-old’s reasoning? If he were to smoke the herb, he “couldn’t function.” Stern himself agreed and claimed marijuana makes him super anxious.

Of course, working with “The Interview” co-star and notorious stoner, Seth Rogen, means Franco still gets high . in a way.

“I get high by proxy,” Franco admitted. Rogen also revealed earlier this year to Andy Cohen that the duo had never been high together. “This is really depressing for me to say . I’ve never smoked weed with James Franco because he doesn’t smoke weed,” Rogen said of his co-star. “That’s why he’s such a good actor! It’s really sad, actually.”

So how does Franco successfully achieve his stoner look? He told Interview Magazine, “I just pretend the wind is in my eyes.”

You can listen to Howard Stern’s entire show with Seth Rogen and James Franco below.

James Franco reveals why he doesn't smoke weed.

Did they really smoke weed in the movie Pineapple Express?

It looks so real, the smoke, the weed plants. how was the movie legal?

6 Answers

haha thats what i thought too. but no, i was watching this “reel comedy:pineapple express” on comedy central, and James Franco said that they smoked a herb mixture.

Does James Franco Smoke Weed

of route they would not be smoking weed. they could smoke different stuff. I heard some thing about them utilising weed with out THC like interior the luggage and stuff, yet i do not imagine even that is criminal. yet there became diverse behind the scenes smoking with that team and that i’d not be shocked in the journey that they were truthfully stoned in some scenes.

Yeah im pretty sure the scene with the crossing was real. Spice or a herb mixture wouldn’t be so smooth. They smoked and technically speaking if you have a medical card and are on private property is legal. Welcome to California.

of course they wouldn’t be smoking weed. They can smoke other stuff. I heard something about them using weed without THC like in the bags and stuff, but i don’t think even that’s legal.

But there was plenty of backstage smoking with that crew and I wouldn’t be surprised if they were genuinely stoned in some scenes.

Yeah, its actually real. I have no Idea how its legal. When Seth Rogan was on The Tongiht Show w/ Jay Leno he said it was real

It looks so real, the smoke, the weed plants…how was the movie legal?