Martha Stewart is doing pretty well for herself these days. She’s still making crafts left and right, she’s hanging out with Snoop Dogg on Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, and she’s still sleeping on stacks of cash. But it hasn’t always been easy for Martha. In fact, a couple of years ago the 77-year-old found herself behind bars.
Back in 2004, Martha was found guilty of felony charges of conspiracy, obstruction of an agency proceeding, and even making false statements to federal investigators. Because of all this Martha was handed a five-month term in a federal correctional facility, as well as a two-year period of supervised release. So yes, Martha has a mugshot. And since it’s been almost 15 years since all that chaos, Martha decided to talk about her time behind bars to Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg on their podcast, Skimm’d from The Couch.
Here’s what Martha had to say about her very own Orange is the New Black experience: “I had a legal problem that no one could foresee and no one could anticipate,” Martha said. “I didn’t do anything wrong…and when I write about it, you’ll understand…I survived it very nicely because I took my own advice and said, ‘Don’t let it get you down. And you’re better than this. And the people who are responsible are not good people. And forget about it.’”
Write about it? Martha, we want a movie about it where you’re played by Meryl Streep. Obviously. But Martha is still all about writing a book, saying, “I thought if I don’t write a book, my grandchildren, if I ever have any, will never know what grandma did in her life because catering is so ephemeral,” Martha said on the podcast. “You do it…and the minute they eat the dinner, it’s gone. I wanted to make sure that I recorded my ideas, the beautiful recipes.”
And sure, Martha’s time in prison is interesting, but a lot of you clicked to know if Martha partakes in Snoop’s favorite…um…activity. “I don’t smoke,” Martha said. “I’m allergic to smoke. I hate smoke. But that’s not to say that I am not interested in what marijuana and the other products from marijuana like CBD’s. I recently joined the board of Canopy [Growth] Corporation up in Canada, the first cannabis company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange…It’s the new pharmaceutical and that’s how I look at it.”
All we heard is “I’m interested in marijuana.” You can listen to the entire podcast and all of Martha’s responses right here.