Rachel McAdams took marijuana to help her sleep, but ended up hallucinating

Rachel McAdams on Jimmy Kimmel

Rachel McAdams learned the hard way that a grocer is not the same as a pharmacist.

The star of The Notebook told Jimmy Kimmel she was complaining to her grocery store attendant about being unable to fall asleep.

“He said ‘I’ve got something for you.’ So he takes me to the back and he pulls out this little bottle with no label and it’s full of this dark green substance,” McAdams recalled. “And he lifts it and says take a whiff of that… And it’s marijuana.”

At first, McAdams said she was resistant: She didn’t want to get high, she just wanted to sleep. However, the Canadian actress was so desperate for some shuteye, she took the sketchy substance.

“I take the tiniest little teaspoon, brush my teeth, by the time I’m getting into bed I’m like, my brain, what’s happening? I wasn’t thinking normal thoughts,” she explained.

Not only was she unable to fall asleep, but she also suffered through hallucinations of a guy singing opera for five hours.

Shortly after the incident, McAdams returned to the grocery store to complain.

“I really looked at him and his eyes were like this big. I was like ‘You’re a stoner,'” she said.

Rachel McAdams Describes Taking Marijuana

The active ingredient in marijuana, THC, may result in hallucinations. However, the liquid McAdams took likely included some other chemicals. Without any real regulation, the purity of a pot potion depends entirely on who’s dealing.

Next time, McAdams is probably better off with some Lunesta.

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  • Wowzers

    Taking drugs from random people you don’t know… not a good idea tbh

    • JDF

      Yes cause everyone is best friends with their drug dealer. Your dumb tbh.

      • YOURE and idiot


        If you’re going to insult someone’s intelligence at least use proper grammar.

      • Yep

        LOL.. the few occasions I have smoked weed, I got it from a good friend of mine who works on a medical marijuana farm, who I am very close with and trust. So yeah, some people do know who they’re getting it from.

      • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.keller.125 Lisa Keller

        If you are smart about it yes it is a friend someone you trust.

  • DeeDeDee

    Sounds like it was laced with PCP, which would cause horrid hallucinations. =/

    • http://twitter.com/GumballGiggity GumballGiggity

      She was dumb enough to take the green from some random stranger she just met.

  • http://twitter.com/denisekathryn Denise Kathryn

    hmmm, maybe cuz you ate it instead of smoked it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.keller.125 Lisa Keller

    First rule of being a smoker is know who and where you are getting it from. Isn’t that common sense? And yes your dealer is always a friend if you are smart and safe about it.

  • Dr me

    She probably hallucinated from LACK OF SLEEP rather than from actual marijuana. After several days of not sleeping, hallucinations and psychosis are almost inevitable. Also, it’s illegal to distribute any kind of controlled medication without a license. It’s really stupid (and illegal) to receive controlled drugs — especially ones like edible marijuana “syrups” — because you don’t know their actual contents. They could be anything. The truth is, she really has no idea what she was given. She only knows what he told her. Stupidity.