Did COVID-19 Kill ‘Puff, Puff, Give?’ Seth Rogen Revealed If He Would Share a Joint in the Pandemic

Entertainer and cannabis aficionado Seth Rogen recently chatted with radio host Howard Stern on The Howard Stern Show. Rogen revealed a few little-known details about his film career, plus he weighed in on the practice of sharing marijuana joints during the COVID-19 pandemic. Will he or won’t he? Read on to find out.

Seth Rogen
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Is ‘puff, puff, give’ a thing of the past for marijuana enthusiasts? Rogen shared his opinion

In cannabis culture, many weed smokers share joints with buddies. But the recent outbreak of COVID-19 has given many puff, puff, give practitioners pause. In their frank discussion about work, life, and proper pot etiquette during the pandemic, Stern and Rogen shared some pretty strong opinions.

“During COVID-19, and you being an enthusiast of weed,” Stern began, “Would you share a joint with anybody during these times?”

“Absolutely not,” Rogen declared, shaking his head, “I don’t know if anyone’s sharing a joint again anytime soon!”

Stern dished that a team member of ‘The Howard Stern Show’ recently shared weed with a friend

Gary Dell'Abate of 'The Howard Stern Show'
Gary Dell’Abate of ‘The Howard Stern Show’ | Araya Diaz/Getty Images for SiriusXM

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Stern divulged something relatively surprising about a member of his team. He claimed that his producer Gary Dell’Abate, better known as Baba Booey, shared a doobie with someone during the pandemic.

“He went over to a friend’s house. You know, they were socially distancing, blah, blah, blah blah, blah… I guess they were drinking,” recounted Stern, as show personality Robin Quivers added that Baba Booey was also wearing a mask.

Stern continued, “And he smoked a joint. He shared a joint with a guy. And I go, ‘Are you out of your f*cking mind?’ He goes, ‘It was the stupidest thing I ever did.’”

At that point, Baba Booey jumped in to clarify what exactly happened. “OK, I will give a little context to this if I could. It wasn’t a joint, it was a pipe, and we were drunk.”

“Did you wave the lighter over the mouthpiece first?” Rogen quipped.

“No,” replied Baba Booey. “We wiped the pipe down with an alcohol rub.”

Still, Rogen could not encourage the practice of sharing a joint or pipe with anyone during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Until there is a vaccine, I am not sharing joints with anybody,” said Rogen. “And I’m lacing all my joints with the COVID vaccine as soon as it is available.”

Rogen contributes to cannabis culture through his business ventures

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Although Rogen does not currently endorse sharing cannabis consumption devices with pals, he does tout his personal brand of weed products where it is legal. Forbes reported that Rogen and his partner, Evan Goldberg, introduced pre-rolled joints and soft gel capsules within their Houseplant product line.

The creative team partnered with Canopy Growth Corporation on the venture. Forbes quoted Rogen as saying, “We want consumers to understand cannabis on a deeper level so that they can truly have the best experience possible.”

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