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    Zach Galifianakis Lights Up (and Smokes!) a Joint on Real Time With Bill Maher

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    After a week of anti-Mel Gibsoning all over the Due Date press tour, who wouldn't need to light one up?!

    We kid! But not if your name is Zach Galiafinakis. And not if you're stopping by for a chat on mega-marijuana support system Real Time with Bill Maher...

    MORE: Zach riffs on Mel Gibson.

    Love 'em or leave 'em, Zach (and host Bill Maher) are longtime proponents of weed. So what better time and place to light up a joint than during the Real Time round table discussing this week's vote in California to decriminalize the drug.

    "It's a tricky thing politically to jump on that bandwagon," The Hangover star mused of the legalization of pot before pulling the marijuana out of his sport coat and puffing away. "Because I think that maybe people still see it as taboo."

    The risky stunt was met with lots of laughs from the panel, but surprisingly, the biggest and most amused response came from Conservative panel guest Margaret Hoover. The reporter actually grabbed the blunt from the funnyman, sniffed it for herself, checking that it was the real deal, then passed it back across the table, all the while laughing hysterically.

    Californians will have to wait until Tuesday's election to see in Galifianakis' Proposition 19 ploy was successful—or not, depending on which side of the debate you fall on.

    (Originally published Oct. 31, 2010 at 10:46 a.m. PT)

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