Watch: Estelle Getty's Tough Talk On Marijuana

Pop culture doesn't have many better stories of perseverance than the late Estelle Getty, who achieved TV stardom at 62 as the blunt matriarch on The Golden Girls (1985-1992). Over the show's run, Getty - who was born 93 years ago today - offered salty remarks on just about every topic. Even marijuana.

In the season 3 episode Blanche's Little Girl (1988), Sophia has difficulty organizing a labor strike because one of her fellow  protestors is a bit too 60s for 1980s America. At one point, she has to talk tough to the elderly hippie on the phone.

"Edna, bring some sherry. Nobody bought that glaucoma story when you whipped out that reefer last time. No, you can't put it in brownies. I said no reefers, okay?"

It wasn't the last time Sophia brought up marijuana on the show. In a later episode, she insulted Rose (Betty White) by calling her skunk weed. White, incidentally, had her own run-in with pot brownies on an episode of The $25,000 Pyramid gameshow, but that's another story.

Here's Getty talking tough about cannabis.

Banner Image: Estelle Getty arrives at the 40th Prime Time Emmy Awards in 1988. (Photo by Alan Light / Flickr)


On Flatbush Avenue, tucked amidst the nexus of four iconic Brooklyn neighborhoods (Park Slope, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, and Prospect Heights), medical cannabis company Citiva opened up their newest location at the turn of the new year. Walking through the shiny glass door, you’re first struck by the sleek tidiness of the front lobby. Both the dispensary's resident pharmacist and receptionist greet visitors as they clear patients (as does any medical dispensary in the country) before allowing them through to the retail room.

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