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)


Few other entrepreneurs in the cannabis space have their hands in quite as many ventures as Lorne Gertner. Currently dubbed the "godfather of the Canadian cannabis industry," Gertner told Civilized, "If we could live through normalization, we could change the world." Hailing from the fashion industry, this Toronto native says he's on a mission to "make the world a better place through cannabis and design excellence." The only catch is, well, normalizing cannabis — and that's where Gertner's keen eye for style comes in. "In the old days, you were going to be different or you were going to be normal," said Thom Antonio, Gertner's friend, creative director, and collaborator of 35 years.

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