Charlize Theron Called a 'Junkie' After Admitting Her Mom Bought Her Weed

Charlize Theron
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Pot. Cannabis. Ganja. That ooh-wee. No matter what you call marijuana, it will forever be a controversial topic, especially when you add a mom into the equation. Charlize Theron recently revealed her mom, Gerda, bought her weed. And of course, the interwebs are having a field day -- going as far as calling the South African beauty a "junkie" for daring to light up.

  • Charlize disclosed her 420 moment on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" that involves her mama, a pot store, and a good night's rest.

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  • "I have really bad sleep [patterns] and so does my mom," the actress admitted. "We do take sleep medication and I was saying to her, 'Maybe we should try a sleeping strain, something that could help us with sleep.'"

    Charlize Theron with mom Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz
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    The 42-year-old mom of two continued in her Kimmel interview:

    "I really thought I would be the responsible one to have to go and get that. Last week she showed up at my house, literally drove in her little tennis outfit and brought me a little container and just left it on my kitchen table. She was like, 'So I got some blueberry covered chocolate ones but if you want it faster acting you should go for the mints, those you suck and it works faster.' 

    "I assumed because she was in a tennis outfit she had scored with one young tennis friend. Because she plays tennis with these really cool young girls. She said, 'I went to the store by myself.' I have this image of her in the store. She's just not this kind of person and buying marijuana she had like a full experience."

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  • People are in love with Gerda "the dealer" and think it's awesome she's spreading the grassy wealth.

  • But others are puzzled as to why a mom would want to light up with her child -- even if she is an adult, and an Academy Award winner (in case that matters).


  • If Perez Hilton is dumbfounded, you know we're in a special place.

  • And some think Charlize is a "junkie" because of it.


  • Um ... what?

  • If y'all don't let these mamas with their *legal* edibles live.

    Charlize Theron and Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz
    London Ent / Splash News

    No one says you have to agree with being able to acquire marijuana legally. But calling people names like "junkie" because they decide to indulge -- or use it for medical needs of any kind -- is a bit much.

    Calm down.

  • Check out Charlize's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" interview here:

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