Then, on Monday night, he made history again by correctly answering this prompt:
“On Jan. 1, 2014 in Denver, 1/8 ounce of Bubba Kush was the USA’s first legal sale of this for recreational purposes.”
Holzhauer immediately hit the buzzer and replied, “What is marijuana?”
Other acceptable answers include “cannabis,” “weed,” “pot,” “reefer,” “ganja,” “dope,” “happy smoke,” “Devil’s lettuce,” or “jazz cabbage.”
Holzhauer, a Las Vegas sports bettor, applies his tested gambling strategies on Jeopardy, where he bets big on the riskiest prompts. Since he usually gets the correct answer after buzzing in, his winnings are on track to keep breaking records.
Legalization was destined to push weed into the mainstream, and its “guest appearance” on one of the most popular trivia shows of all time serves as further vindication. Before we know it, Vanna White will be revealing the phrase “I L-O-V-E Y-O-U M-A-R-Y J-A-N-E” letter-by-letter on Wheel of Fortune.
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