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Chelsea Handler Shares Her Own Experiences With Drugs In "Chelsea Does"

Check out the new trailer for Chelsea Does Drugs, exclusively on BuzzFeed.

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In her new Netflix show, Chelsea Does, Chelsea Handler is doing a lot of drugs in one of the 4-part series. We chatted with her about her own highs and lows. Check out the trailer exclusively on BuzzFeed.

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"I’ve done pretty much every drug — besides, like, heroin and crystal meth — I’m pretty versed. I did a lot of drugs in high school," Handler told BuzzFeed.

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"Acid and mushrooms, I would still do mushrooms if someone would give them to me."

Handler first smoked pot when she was 16, and only after some persuasion from her friends.

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"I was really judgy about my friends who were smoking pot. I’d always be like, 'It’s wrong! Drugs are bad! Drugs are wrong!' Finally they made me take a bong hit, and I coughed for like an hour, but [then] I was like, 'Oh, this is totally fun, let’s do this all the time!'"

In the series, Handler travels to Peru to try ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic brew, with a shaman guide.

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"I had really cool imagery, I had all these memories of my childhood... There were all these memories of [my sister] and the water and our summer house and Martha’s Vineyard, tipping kayaks over, tipping the sailboat over... and just laughing and laughing and laughing. It was really beautiful, it made me cry."

Handler also got a medical marijuana card specifically for the documentary. "You just tell them, like, your foot hurts. Seriously, that’s what I said... You just have to say anything and they give it to you."

She still smokes weed, and thinks it should be legal. "A lot of people are much better when they’re stoned. People should be allowed to do whatever the fuck they want, everything should be legal."

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"If you want to go do cocaine all day long, that’s your business. Nobody should decide if that’s illegal or not. If you act like an asshole when you’re on it, yeah, then you get in trouble. Whatever you want to do, do whatever you want."

Handler still prefers a good alcohol buzz to being high, so why drugs? "Everyone mixes sleeping pills with alcohol and Adderall and everything, it was just to demonstrate."

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"I was with a neuroscientist while I was doing it, and we did all these mental acuity and physical tests with all of them, just to show what it looks like."

And though she doesn't smoke a lot, she's personally never had a bad trip.

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"I don’t have that kind of disposition. I’ve always had a really good time... I don’t smoke a ton of weed. But I have weed in my drawer right now. I don’t come home and toke every night, I rarely do, I have to remind myself to because it’s good, it’ll put me to sleep and that’s a good thing."

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