The 2019 Academy Awards won’t have a host this year, but the Oscar nominees will be entertained nonetheless thanks to cannabis chocolates included in their swag bags.
A perk of being an Academy Awards nominee, other than the positive press, is “swag bags,” a high-end collection of products that are rumored to be upwards of six figures worth of goods.
This year, Oscar nominees will find included in their goodies an assortment of cannabis-infused products, including chocolates. The candy, which is infused with 10 milligrams tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is made by Coda Signature.
Even if Best Actor nominees Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Willem Dafoe, Rami Malek, and Viggo Mortensen, as well as Best Actress nominees Glenn Close, Yalitza Aparicio, Olivia Colman, Lady Gaga, and Melissa McCarthy, choose not to enjoy the chocolates, there is also a facial moisturizer from High Beauty included in the goody bag, which includes cannabis sativa seed extract, minus the THC.
The bags are sent to all 25 Academy Award nominees in the acting and directing categories by the marketing company Distinctive Assets.
The cannabis-based gifts aren’t the only ones included in the swag bags, however. Other items are reported to be: a Mister Poop emoji toilet plunger, a week at the Golden Door spa in California (worth around $10,000), a vacation at high-end Greek resort Avaton Luxury Villas, an Amazon cruise, Jarritos soda, Closys dental products, Optimum Nutrition pretzel bars, and It’s a 10 Haircare hair dryers.
The Oscars, which will air without a host after original 2019 host Kevin Hart stepped down from the big evening due to the resurfacing of a homophobic tweet he posted years ago, recently announced a new batch of A-list presenters that will take the stage.
The official Oscars site reported that the newest presenters will include Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Emilia Clarke, Laura Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Stephan James, Keegan-Michael Key, KiKi Layne, James McAvoy, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Momoa, and Sarah Paulson.
The 91st Academy Awards will air Sunday, February 24 live on the ABC Television Network, and will be broadcast in more than 225 countries and territories.