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If You Want to Explore Cannabis Culture, Check Out These Cannabis Comedies

April 12, 2021 10:30 am ET
If You Want to Explore Cannabis Culture, Check Out These Cannabis Comedies

Back in the day, when it came to cannabis comedies, you pretty much only had Cheech and Chong. Cheech and Chong pioneered an era of cannabis comedy that helped to break down a stigma, or did it? The Cheech and Chong movies led to the making of other iconic stoner comedies. Some of these movies were actually really good, and others, let’s just say you would have to be stoned to enjoy.

Regardless of the quality of the cannabis film in question, one thing is certain. That is that comedies about cannabis are loved by the masses. While these comedies often poke fun at the stoner lifestyle and stereotypical image of what people think a stoner is, they also touch on subject matters that hold real truth. Instead of having an angry viewpoint about it, they just get high and make fun of it.

These Movies Show That Support is at an All-Time High

A great example would be the movie Half Baked. This comedy looks at a group of childhood friends that grew up with one lady in common throughout their lives, Mary Jane. One of the friends gets arrested and thrown in jail for killing a diabetic horse by feeding it a horde of munchies. The friends then have to figure out how to get their buddy out of jail and end up entangled in a police sting to bust a big-time cannabis dealer named Samson. While the movie has extreme comical aspects to it, it also helps bring lightness to a very serious situation. That situation is, of course, cannabis prohibition sucks and needs to end. It doesn’t always turn out with a happy ending like it does most of the time in the movies for people in real life.

Cannabis legalization has happened in more places in the United States than ever before. For the first time in history, our nation is starting to make right the wrongs of the past by ending continued support of federal cannabis prohibition. Many states have chosen the route of legalizing cannabis against the advice of the federal government. States are listening to people and allowing citizens to make a choice by voting for or against cannabis legalization.

The federal government can learn a good thing or two from this. The people have wanted cannabis legalized since the beginning of prohibition. This has been made evident on numerous occasions. Current support for cannabis legalization, according to Gallup polls, is that an all-time high of around 68% of adults in America favoring the legalization of this widely misunderstood plant.

Can’t We All Just Get a Bong and Laugh?

It’s easy to get caught up in all of today’s politics and drama surrounding cannabis legalization. One of the things that can cause you to forget is the simple joy of how good cannabis can make you feel. It can uplift one’s demeanor, increasing their mood allowing smiles and laughter or rest and relaxation. These effects usually come accompanied by a spike in your appetite called the munchies. When you want to sit back, relax, and enjoy the effects of your high, a great way to do it is to sit back and watch a cannabis-themed comedy. Something about partaking in some good herb and watching something funny is just healing for the soul.

Check Out These Cult Cannabis Classics

Not everyone is familiar with the cannabis culture and the movies that pay homage to it. In case you’re one of those out there who aren’t familiar with the popular cannabis comedies, let’s take a look at some that you might find to your liking.

Of course, the cannabis cult classic Cheech and Chong comes to mind when people think about cannabis comedies. These are great movies and a staple of their time. Cannabis comedies didn’t stop there, though. There are all kinds of comedies out there orientated around and themed off of the cannabis culture. Some of the more popular stoner comedies are Super Troopers, Pineapple Express, Fearing and Loathing in Las Vegas, Friday, Your Highness, We’re the Miller’s, How High, High School, Jay, and Silent Bob Strike Back, Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, and Grandma’s Boy. I’m sure I left a few favorites out, but this opens the door for you to explore. Then there’s a whole other list of off-the-wall stoner B-comedies that range from cheesy to funny, stupid, and even mildly scary like Bong Water or Evil Bong.

If you haven’t seen all of these films, then you’re in for a treat. Grab yourself your favorite ganja goods, sit back, relax and get ready for a workout laughing your bum off with one or more of these humorous stoner flicks. If you have a movie favorite, please share it in the comments!

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