Jane Fonda has revealed that she uses weed to get to sleep, instead of taking medication, but the actress insists that she’s ‘never been majorly into pot’.
The 82-year-old activist, who was just revealed as the newest celebrity spokesperson for CBD brand Uncle Bud’s, explained that she has been using more and more hemp-based products in her life recently – including a weed pen that helps her to get better shut-eye.
‘I use a pen that limits how many doses you get, which is way better than taking sleeping pills.…’ she explained. ‘But I was never majorly into pot to tell you the truth. However, I have osteoarthritis, so things that help with pain and inflammation are good.’
Helping hand: Jane Fonda, 82, has revealed that she uses a weed pen in order to get to sleep at night, explaining that marijuana is ‘way better than taking pills’
Open book: The actress and activist, who was just named as the newest celebrity ambassador for Uncle Bud’s CBD line, has been open about her use of marijuana in the past
Fan: In a 2015 interview, Fonda revealed that she was ‘still smoking pot every now and then’
Fonda – who lives in California, where the use of marijuana is legal – has previously been revealed as a fan of LA-based weed pen brand Dosist, which sells the kind of pens that she is referring to.
The company, which uses recycled plastic to create its products, in line with Fonda’s strong sustainability-focused stance on eco-activism, offers a range of pens that contain THC and are aimed at helping with different day-to-day issues.
For someone like Fonda, who is looking to get better rest at night, the brand has a ‘sleep’ version of its THC and CBD pens – which dispenses a 2.25mg dose per inhale. Dosist also offers bliss, calm, relief, arouse, and passion varieties.
Fonda’s confession that she has been using weed as a sleep aid is not the first time she has opened up about her casual enjoyment of the drug.
In a 2015 interview with DuJour magazine, the Grace and Frankie star revealed: ‘I still smoke pot every now and then,’ while joking that she cannot watch movies while under the influence of marijuana because it impairs her judgment.
‘The number of movies I’ve seen thinking, “This is probably the best I have ever seen,” and then I’ll see it again sober and think, “What was I thinking?”‘
Fonda has also recently begun incorporating more CBD-based product into her daily life – as well as sharing them with her close friends and family, particularly those who need help with ‘pain and inflammation’.
‘I have relatives who are elderly and I have sent them [Uncle Bud’s CBD] products and they have really made a difference for them,’ she shared while discussing her new role for the hemp brand.
Busy bee: The two-time Oscar winner, who has been sharing regular updates from her life in lockdown, described the coronavirus pandemic as a ‘huge crossroads in history’
Joker: In a recent video, Fonda filmed her daily routine, joking that she likes to end the day with a giant martini
The two-time Oscar winner said that he is also looking into the environmental benefits of hemp, explaining that she has been a fan of hemp clothing for two years now, but has recently learned more about the ways in which the material can be used to create other things.
‘I have indigenous friends who grow industrial hemp, and I’m learning a lot about hemp as a viable economic sector we need to foster,’ she said.
‘I found out recently, for example, that Henry Ford made a car out of industrial hemp fiber, and there’s something on YouTube that shows a guy with a sledge hammer trying to make a dent in this hemp fiber car, and he couldn’t. So it was a hemp fiber car that couldn’t be dented that ran on hemp oil!’
Although Fonda has long been an outspoken activist for environmentalism and sustainability, she explained that her time in quarantine has given her all the more motivation to make a change in the world around her.
Describing this time as a ‘huge crossroads in history’, she explained that she ‘feels very motivated’ to impact the way the world deals with the impact of the pandemic.
‘Humanity is at a unique crossroads in history and we need to define what’s happening and make sure the right people are controlling how it turns out, so I feel very motivated to do what I can,’ she added.
While in quarantine, Fonda has been doing her best to spread the word about climate change, regularly calling for people to get involved in the movement on social media – while also documenting her day-to-day life in lockdown.
Funny girl: She also documented her lockdown workout routine, joking around that she did the same squats in jail after being arrested during a public protest
‘Now this pandemic is causing terrible suffering and changing what we can do in this time of social distancing,’ she wrote in a recent issue of People.
‘But it’s also an important teachable moment for the other pandemic that confronts us: the climate crisis.’
‘COVID-19 is teaching us how dangerous denial is and how important science and preparedness is. It’s also proving that we are able to take massive collective action when the stakes are high.
‘Clearly we are capable of fundamentally changing our behavior to protect the health and safety of our families. We’re also seeing how nature can heal when we take action.’
Her partnership with Uncle Bud’s is also something that aligns perfectly with her activist ideals, with the actress explaining that if the products weren’t eco-friendly and animal-kind, ‘she wouldn’t have gone near them’.
‘[The brand] reached out to me thinking the alignment between them and me made sense,’ she explained. ‘I wasn’t so sure in the beginning. Then I tried the products out for a few months, and I really like ’em.
‘I like the skin creams, I like the aching muscle creams, I like the lip balm, I like the hand sanitizers, I like the fact they were giving free hand sanitizers to a homeless youth organization. And I think they work. If it wasn’t a U.S.-made product and eco-friendly and animal-kind, I wouldn’t have gone near them.’