This 1936 exploitation film preaches the extreme dangers of marijuana. It was made by a church group to scare adults into scaring their children — just one hit of weed will make you commit a hit and run, murder and sexual assault. It’s still used by mostly GOP legislators to keep weed illegal.
Up in Smoke
Every stoner film you’ve ever loved was inspired by Cheech and Chong’s 1978 comedy. This is the genre’s Citizen Kane.
After getting fired on his day off, Craig (Ice Cube) and his dealer best friend Smokie (Chris Tucker) have an adventure-packed day in their South Central neighborhood. There’s weed, sure, but there are also lessons about friendship, standing up to bullies and saying goodbye to Felisha.
Pound-for-pound, this Seth Rogen/James Franco movie may offer more weed smoking than any other film in history. Franco is Rogen’s clingy drug dealer, and after the latter witnesses the former’s boss commit a murder, they go on the lam.
Dazed and Confused