Harrelson hosted the ribbon-cutting ceremony for his new West Hollywood pot shop, The Woods, on Friday the 13th, the luckiest of days. The mayor of West Hollywood, the director of the city’s Chamber of Commerce, as well as Harrelson’s wife Laura and his managers, were all in attendance.
“Hopefully, we’ve added more beauty and more good times here. Hopefully, we can make the West Hollywood Citizens a little bit higher,” Harrelson said to a dank-smelling crowd, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “It’s the greatest day that I’ve had in a long time.”
The Woods is a boutique one-stop-shop located at 8271 Santa Monica Blvd. Bill Maher and artist Thomas Schoos are among the group’s collaborators. The business is slated to become one of West Hollywood’s Emerald Village public consumption lounges, where tokers can smoke with other tokers outside of their homes, in addition to selling everything from sungrown flower to edibles to pipes.
“For a long time, I used to think about, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool to have a dispensary, your own dispensary, that’s just like the place you can go?’” Harrelson said to the Hollywood Reporter prior to the dispensary’s grand opening. “But then I never did like the idea that you couldn’t consume on-site, as you can in say, Amsterdam.”
Harrelson won the 18th Annual Emerald Cup’s Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award for being a passionate stoner and devoted cannabis activist later that evening at the Ricardo Montalbán Theatre.