Bill Maher used to hide pot in a Kleenex in his underwear on airplanes
Bill Maher performs at the Chicago Theatre on May 6, 2017, in Chicago. - Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS

HBO host Bill Maher trumpeted marijuana legalization for decades and now that it’s happened in California and in many other states, he is one happy stand-up comic. “I don’t have to stress when I travel like I used to,” said Maher, who has several comedy tour dates over the next month. “I used to travel with the smallest amount of pot I could get away with. I’d hide it in a piece of Kleenex in my underwear. I was so afraid I’d get on an airplane and wind up in jail.” Maher knows recreational pot usage is still illegal in many places, but the fear factor is no longer there. In the meantime, his ...