"One thing we have in common is we were both named Stoner of the Year by High Times magazine," Maher began with Rogen. "I think we would argue that marijuana, which has a reputation for making people lethargic, makes some people better. Wouldn't you say that you owe your career to the thoughts you've had from marijuana?"
Rogen: "Maybe. I've had a lot of them while I was high on marijuana. I can't definitively say I wouldn't have had them if I wasn't, but I had a lot more fun having them when I was. It makes me much more OK with working, honestly. I think like when you smoke weed it makes working much more enjoyable. And therefore I work a lot more than I would if I was waiting to go home and smoke weed after I worked."
Maher: "Do you smoke in the day?"
Roland Martin: "It's a work incentive?"
Rogen: 'No, it's a work fuel - I think it fuels the fire, in some ways. It makes it that I don't care that I'm working. Who wants to work?! People who are stoned.'
Maher: "Well, you're lucky that you're in a job that allows you to be stoned."
Rogen: "A lot of people get drug tested and shit and that sucks."
Maher: "And their work doesn't lend itself to being stoned."
Rogen: "If you drive a truck or are a nurse or something I don't recommend it either. But every other job…" (drowned out by laughter).
Real Time returns Jan. 9. Rogen's next movie, The Interview, opens Dec. 25.