10 Classic Stoner Buddy Flicks

There are a lot of stoner movies out there that make weed the focus of the plot. But this list is about 10 classic movies to get high while watching. While a couple entries do make that sticky-icky purp the main focus, by all means most of these titles are just great to take a drag to. These films are in no particular order, but they are all certainly top-shelf. And all of the entries on this list have some sort of pairing up of two buddies.

Matrix

“We need guns, lots of guns.”

There is no movie more easily accessible, fun, and heady as The Matrix. Almost every beat in this film is perfect for discussing over a joint. Are we in a simulation? Do you really want to know? Would you give up smoking herb to be programmed to be a martial arts master, even if it was all virtual in the first place? These are all great questions to share over a blunt. Neo and Morpheus make a killer squad too.

The Big Lebowski

“The Dude abides.”

The Dude is such a penultimate archetype for stoners to aspire to that leaving him off this list would be doing a disservice to smokers everywhere. The robe wearing, White Russian drinking, carpet loving protagonist slides his way through life in such a relaxed manner that you can only envy the way he does it. The story unravels and leads you into rabbit holes making it perfect for a lazy smoke sesh. The Dude and Walter are another great duo!

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

“It’s just a flesh wound.”

“Pure Comic Genius” doesn’t do this one justice. The Holy Grail is rolled full of wacky high-jinks, from hilarious characters to ridiculous sets and props. The characters constantly find themselves stuck in absurd situations, from fighting a monstrous bunny rabbit with the holy hand grenade, dismembering an immortal knight who is constantly full of backtalk, and our merry troupe drawing the line at Camelot because ‘it just a little too weird.’ Your mother is a hamster and your father smells like OG Kush. Maybe smoke some of that while you give this one a watch. And while there is not one particular duo, the team is oft broken in to groups of two.

Airplane!

“I am serious, and don’t call me Surely.”

As the cover implies, this is one twisted airplane ride. So twist one up and watch this down to the filter. Airplane is absurdism at its best, never leaving a beat without a joke of some kind. The writers were really masters of wordplay, transforming turns of phrase into hilarious and chaotic skits. Some of the jokes from this movie have sat with my since my childhood. A woman plays the guitar to try and give a sick child some cheer, but as she rocks out to the song she plucks the IV chords from the girl’s arm. The inflight meal is what builds the movie’s tension, causing the entire plane to fall ill, unless you ordered the steak or the lasagna. And the main character has a drinking problem, as he spills his drink every time he tries to take a sip. Ted Striker and Elaine make a hilarious pairing.

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

“Be excellent to each other.”

“Party on dudes!”

Another Keanu Classic. Bill & Ted hit the perfect mix of sci-fi and rock. The variety of chaos this duo gets into is mind boggling as they travel through time to build the best class presentation they could cobble together. As the duo rocks through history they collect figures such as Napoleon, Abraham Lincoln, Joan of Arc, and many more. As they build their A-Team the pair faces new problems that they fix with the power of rock and roll, Wyld Stallyns rock on! I don’t even need to say it, but Bill and Ted are definitely a great pair.

Super Troopers

“I swear to god I’m going to pistol whip the next person who says Shenanigans.”

From the first scene you know this movie is stoner gold. We begin the story with a man stuffing a bag of mushrooms down his throat because he’s about to be pulled over. From chugging bottles of syrup to bulletproof thongs, this movie never misses a beat with its slapstick comedy. Farva is a character you love to hate and is constantly making life harder for himself. From corrupt cops to state patrol with too much time on their hands, this film is perfect for smoking to, hey it’s legal. There’s two different buddy duos, and Farva is on his own.

Tenacious D in: the Pick of Destiny

“Now our masterpiece will never happen because we won’t be fueled by Satan.”

One of the only musicals I can sit through, Tenacious D is chock full of hilarious songs and stoner troubles. The film follows JB and KG as they quest to become the most awesome rock band, and they can only do that if they find a satanic guitar pick, “The Pick of Destiny.” If your aim is true you may end up with a Satanic bong too, through which you can channel the powers of Satan to get your creative juices flowing. Whoever knew Dave Grohl would make such a good Satan? Tenacious D puts the D in Dank, so roll some up and burn through it while you watch this rocking classic.

The Blues Brothers

“There’s 106 miles to Chicago, we’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark out, and we’re wearing sunglasses.”

John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd dance and sing their way through an absurd and chaotic movie full of slapstick comedy and over the top mischief. The suit and black-glasses clad pair find themselves in and out of trouble all while keeping their hats on their heads. This 133 minutes of madness is a perfect watch for someone with good weed and a short attention span. It almost makes me want to go to church.

Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke

“You mean we’re smokin’ dogshit?”

“Gets you high, don’t it?”

Tommy Chong is on the run and bumps into Cheech. The pair clicks and begin a series of sordid adventures fueled by copious amounts of pot. Some real dogshit stuff. It’s nonstop jokes and run-ins with the police. If you haven’t watched this movie make sure you’re stoned when you do, because that what it was made for. This film was instrumental in the birth of the genre we know as stoner flicks, so give it some love.

Friday

“I know ya don’t smoke weed, I know this. But I’m gonna get you high today cause it’s Friday, you ain’t got no job and you ain’t got shit to do.”

Our last duo, Ice Cube and Chris Tucker make for a hilarious pairing. Spending most of the movie on the front porch, the pair gets into over the top messes. Rent is due, Ice Cube just got fired from his job, and Chirs Tucker owes money to his dealer. We’ve all been there once in our lives. Maybe not all on the same day though. How this pair manages to pull it off is incredible and a great to flick to watch with a bong and buddy.

Better Know a Stoner Song – Ganja Babe by Michael Franti


From Soul to Reggae, from Spoken-word hyper political works to catchy pop, Michael Franti has his toes in a lot of different tastes. You might know him best from his song “Say Hey.” But what I know him best from is cannaballad, “Ganja Babe.”

Franti was born in Oakland, California 1966 to a mixed couple. His mother put him up for adoption because she feared her child would never be accepted by her racist family. He was adopted by a couple in Oakland who had four kids, three biological and one adopted. He started writing in 9th grade, and quickly picked up poetry as a lifelong art. Franti picked up music after he purchased a bass from a local pawnshop, taking influence from reggae, punk, and hip-hop.

He started a band in 1986, the Beatnigs, stylized after industrial spoken-word. The band released an album Television that garnered a bit of attention but struggled to break out of the city.

His next move was to form the band The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, a collaboration with Ron Tse, Charlie Hunter, Mark Pistel, and Jack Dangers. They put out an album with Island Records titled Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury. After this signing they eventually opened for U2. The band was very political and championed anti-war messages, took shots at Exxon Mobile, the role of television in our daily lives, homophobia and misogyny, and many other progressive takes. The album even made appearances in a few academic articles. One called Franti’s work, a song that, “promoted treating women fairly in relationships an exception” to the misogyny that pervades mainstream hip-hop.

Franti formed a new band in 1994, Spearhead. The band pushed Franti away from the more politically charged music he made prior, moving into music inspired by Funk and Soul. After two releases the band split with Capitol records, and formed their own label, Boo Boo Wax. Their song “Sometimes” was featured in the movie Mystery Men, their cover of “Roxanne” made an appearance in the movie Good Burger.

Franti moved back to his political roots with the release of their album Stay Human. They covered subjects such as the prison industrial-complex, media monopolization, and corporate globalization.

In 2003 Franti released an album Songs from the Front Porch, primarily acoustic renditions of old works, and a few new songs. This is where today’s Stoner Song to Know comes from. Ganja Babe is a lyrical drag of some top-shelf vibes. I first heard it featured on the TV show “Weeds” (which ran about 6 seasons too long.). Its got a bit of everything that makes Franti lovable: Funk, Reggae, proactive and smooth flowing lyrics, and a fantastic whistling intro. Give it a listen while you are taking a toke!

Intro To Joints

For many smokers, its the last resort. For many more stoners its a skill that they never picked up. But knowing how to roll a good joint is the key to stoner heaven. Whether you are hiking through the mountains or chiefing on a walk, a joint is the perfect companion, and great for sharing (not right now though.). While there are going to be a few ‘doobies’ rolled on the road to a perfection, a little practice and a little patience will get you a home-rolled joint burning between your fingertips in a second. So we put together a simple 12 step guide to help you perfect your joint rolling skills.

Whether you’re rolling your joint on your dinner table or on a book while you’re at the beach, its always helpful to have a wide, clean, smooth surface to roll on. If you plan on making joints a habit you might invest in a weed tray with tilted edges, but you can make do with a book or a bowl just as well.

Grab a few nugs, try to aim for about 3/4 of a gram. Don’t grind it too fine or it will be harder to roll with. You’ll start to get the amount you need down, but even if you over shoot by a little, you would be surprised by how much weed you can pack into a well rolled joint.

Bend one end of the papers between your pointer finger and thumb of your non-dominant hand. The paper has a glue edge, make sure it is putting up, and towards you.. At this point you can place a crutch on the paper under your pointer finger, but they aren’t necessary.

Pour your ground weed onto your paper, starting at your finger tip and working up. Try to leave as few gaps as possible so the flower is dense, even if that means cutting your joint a little short. Gaps will cause your joint to canoe, burning poorly and wasting weed.

Using both thumbs, massage the weed with a rocking pattern. Start at the edges, and work your way in, slowly and lightly massaging the weed. Tails will begin to form as you do this. The shape to aim for is a cone. Don’t compress the weed too much because it will be hard to draw through when smoked.

As the cone shape forms, stop rolling and fill in any gaps in the roll. Massage the weed into the cone shape. Well rolled weed is fluffy, rather than densely packed. Although if the weed is too lightly rolled it will burn unevenly. Any gaps in the weed will cause it to canoe and can ruin your joint.

With your non-dominant thumb, push the paper tip of the paper closest to you under the thin section of your weed. If you have trouble tucking, you can bend the paper so that it is flush with other-side. Use your finger to jam this section down so there is no gap.

From the bottom up, lick the glued edge. From the bottom up apply the now wet edge to the dry paper. Run your finger over the seam and leave the joint be for a minute so that it can dry. You do not need to use much saliva to make the seal, but be sure there are no air gaps.

Any weed left on your plate can be packed into the top of the joint. Twist the open paper shut, pressing down the weed. A pen or pencil eraser is a great tool for packing. Don’t pack too much, because the weed can become too dense to smoke through and the paper can tear. But you would be surprised how much you can get in there.

Grab a business card or some card-stock and cut it to about the width of your fingertip. Any paper can work, but something tough gives the joint a little structure. You can tear it too, although frayed edges can clog up your joint.

Bend a short zig-zag into your crutch paper. Wrap the rest of the paper around the zig-zag so that you form a cylinder. It shouldn’t be too tight or too loose. It is meant to catch weed from falling in your mouth, and to give you something to hold on to and pass around.

Tighten your crutch slightly and slide it into the unsealed side of your joint. You’ll probably be pushing weed, so be slow in pushing the crutch into your joint so that you do not tear the paper or pack the weed too tightly under your crutch. Now it is…

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