Maher to Businessweek: I Dealt Pot to Fund College

Liberal comedian Bill Maher recently revealed how he worked his way through college: pot dealing – according Bloomberg Businessweek. 

In the Sept. 9 issue, Maher admitted, “Selling pot allowed me to get through college and make enough money to start off in comedy.” Maher attended Cornell University to earn an English degree in 1978. The “Business News, Stock Market, & Financial Advice” magazine dedicated a bio page to Maher, now a comedian, producer and host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” 

Maher clarified his pot stance when he divulged earlier this year that not only was President Barack Obama “the first pothead president,” but also marijuana was “the new gay marriage.” 

“Gay barriers fell when Americans realized gays are their neighbors, their friends, their family members, their co-workers, certainly that must also be true of potheads,” Maher explained, before referring to the president: “We all know at least one [pothead]. In fact, I bet there’s one pothead who you all know.”

Maher exhibited pot limitations, however; such as when he instructed Snoop Dogg to slow down his smoking habits.

Katie Yoder
Katie Yoder
Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture at the Media Research Center