Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op
Appearing recently on Jimmy Kimmel Live, DeGeneres reported that she is no fan of weed, but ended up driving her ailing wife Portia de Rossi to hospital after earlier consuming three infused drinks.
DeGeneres recounted how Portia , in March, said she wasn’t feeling well and planned to go to bed at 7:30 p.m. On the recommendation of Chelsea Handler, that same night DeGeneres had decided to try some cannabis drinks.
“They have CBD or THC, I don’t know what the good thing is,” she told Kimmel. After drinking one, she said she didn’t feel anything, so drank two more and took two melatonin sleep pills before heading off to bed.
“I’m laying in bed and I realize she’s not in bed. I say, ‘Are you okay?’” DeGeneres said, adding that Portia was moaning.
“I get out of bed and she’s on the ground on all fours and I say, ‘You’re not okay… unless you’re playing Twister by yourself, you’re not okay.’”
DeGeneres then rushed Portia to the local emergency room. Saying her adrenaline must have kicked in, she admitted it might not have been safe to drive after consuming the drinks and pills. “I shouldn’t be saying any of this.”