Bill Maher: 'I Sold Marijuana Back When It Was Illegal'

When people talk about dealers selling marijuana on the street, many picture guys in hoodies wearing dark shades while handing out dimebags in dirty alleys. But not all street dealers are shady characters lurking around seedy environments. In fact, some are household names - like Bill Maher. Yesterday, the comedian and political commentator revealed that he used to sell marijuana a long time ago.

"I sold marijuana before it was legal. And some of the pot came from Florida," he told Andrew Gillum, the former mayor of Tallahassee. 

Maher has never hidden his love of marijuana. In fact, he actually smoked a joint during an episode of 'Real Time' before recreational cannabis became legal in California. But this is the first time that he's admitted to dealing cannabis. 

Maher brought up that aspect of his past while discussing the injustice of barring convicted drug dealers and other former felons from voting, which happens in many states across America. Check out his thoughts on the issue in the clip above.

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