Bill Maher on the Munchies, Health Food, Booze and Weed

Real Time host Bill Maher dispenses his unique brand of weed-soaked wisdom in a recentĀ Los Angeles Times interview.

Maher: 'There's no doubt about it: If you smoke (pot), you're going to get a munchie attack. But I try to keep nothing in the house that I could tear into. I combat it by not having bad food around. I definitely eat more when I smoke pot. But I don't smoke that much. I'm not saying pot is health food. I'm not Snoop Dogg.'

He continues: "I got my diet in order 10 or 12 years ago. Before that I tried to eat well but don't think I knew what I was doing. I always make a giant glass of fresh vegetables (juiced) every day. I haven't had fast food in 15 years. If I'm out to dinner and someone gets dessert, I might have one bite because it satisfies that desire. In general, sugar is the enemy. When I was in my 30s and 40s, I drank a lot more. Not like a drunk, but like an Irishman. Now I have about seven drinks a week. I save my sugar allowance for liquor."

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.