They say love is in the air on Valentine’s Day, but for many, they prefer the alluring scent of popcorn and the intoxicating aroma of cannabis.
While grand gestures and fancy meals might be the idealized version of Valentine’s Day, let’s be real, V-Day is on a Wednesday, and we have stuff to do. I am sure we would all love to spend the day entangled in the arms of our beloved, but after a long day of work, most of us would prefer to grab some take-out, slip into something comfortable and watch a movie or television. So this Valentine’s Day, go out and get some candles, wine, your favorite take-out food and your cannabis of choice, and check out one of these great cannabis-friendly films you can stream from the comfort of your own home. And of course, unlike the movie theater, clothing is optional, and often discouraged.
Billed as the spiritual successor to Richard Linklater’s cannabis classic Dazed and Confused. Whereas Dazed centered around high school in the ’70s, Everybody Wants Some!! brings us to college in the ’80s, as we follow a college baseball player who has to deal with transitioning from being the king of his high school and town to being part of a team. The film focuses on the relationships of the team members as they navigate their way through the treacherous waters of college life and the fairer sex.
Jonah Hill and Michael Cera play best friends at the end of their high school lives, trying to juggle the pressures of teenage life while also secretly dealing with their slow drift apart as they find themselves destined to split up for college. Throw in their spastic friend McLovin and a duo of cops played by Seth Rogen and Bill Hader and you have a great evening ahead of you.
Looking for a long-term relationship? While most entries on the list will get you in and out in under two hours, That ’70s Show has 200 episodes to enjoy. Taking place in Wisconsin in the 70’s, the show follows seven teens throughout high school and beyond. The show features a diverse group, and CULTURE cover celebrity Tommy Chong makes several appearances as Leo. It is a great show to put on in the background when you are—otherwise occupied. The show became famous for its “circle time” where the cast sat in a circle to enjoy their cannabis of choice, while the camera swiveled around to capture the exchanges. For some real fun, you can light one up and join the circle.
Cinemax has a lot of cannabis-friendly content (see list below), but no list of cannabis flicks would be complete without this Coen Brothers classic. Jeff Bridges delivers a career-defining performance as “The Dude,” a man perpetually in the wrong place at the wrong time. Throw into the mix is an unforgettable supporting cast that includes John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore and John Turturro, and you have yourself one of the all-time greats.
While Kevin Smith gets more credit for his avant-garde works, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is easily his most rewatchable film. It finally gives the popular duo their moment to shine, while injecting too many cameos to name, including the late George Carlin and Carrie Fisher. The absurdity of the premise is matched only by the lunacy of the characters, and the audience is left with a tale as endearing as it is inappropriate.
National Lampoon’s first foray into filmmaking, also remains its best. Animal House follows the worst fraternity members on the planet, as they party and cavort their way through a year. It is notable as John Belushi’s entrance onto the big screen, following his success as one of the original “not ready for primetime players” of Saturday Night Live. Once you see it, you’ll never enter a cafeteria without the briefest thought of “FOOD FIGHT!”
Broad City is the brainchild of Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. It is billed as the duo’s “real life friendship, and their attempt to ‘make it’ in New York.” The pair do not hold anything back, and the show excels when they are pushing the limits, be it a relationship with a co-worker, or sexual fetishes like pegging. The show is sometimes raunchy, sometimes heartwarming, but always hysterical.
It appears that Cinemax Go may be turning into a cannabis-film destination. Here are a couple films streaming on the service: Super Troopers, Blow, EuroTrip, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Friday, Dude, Where’s My Car, Neighbors 2, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.