HBO host Bill Maher and former Donald Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone shared a marijuana cake on “Real Time” on Friday night after finding common ground on marijuana policy.
“There’s an issue we agree on — marijuana. You think [Attorney General] Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits McCabe wins back full FBI pension after being fired under Trump Overnight Hillicon Valley — Apple issues security update against spyware vulnerability MORE is wrong ... to be such a hard-ass on marijuana," Maher said before asking, "Is that because you yourself are a Roger Stoner?”
“Only when I’m in the states where it’s legal," Stone quipped. "Candidate Trump said we should let the states decide. He was absolutely right."
Maher was referring to a Friday op-ed Stone wrote for StoneColdTruth.com that urged President TrumpDonald TrumpGrant Woods, longtime friend of McCain and former Arizona AG, dies at 67 Super PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump Glasgow summit raises stakes for Biden deal MORE and Sessions to make marijuana an issue states decide on individually.
"Jeff Sessions states his position plainly: 'Good people don’t smoke marijuana,’ ” Stone wrote.
"This plainly false statement, made in all earnestness, clearly demonstrates how far from the mainstream Sessions is on this topic.”
Maher later noted that it was the 420th episode of "Real Time" and asked Stone to bring out what he referred to earlier as a "420 cake."
420 is often used as a code for marijuana users, and April 20 — 4/20 — is a day advocates recognize as a national holiday for cannabis culture.
“I need to get high. ... Roger, will you bring out the cake?” Maher asked.
Stone carried out a large white cake with a confectionery marijuana leaf as a decoration.
“We’re going to share this after the show, Roger,” Maher said. “I know you say you’re not a stoner … this cake is completely baked with pot. It is totally edible. Gentlemen, may I cut you a piece?”