The 10 Most Hilarious Movie Scenes About Weed

We love the ganja, and we love movies. It’s a match made in heaven. Smoking trees can make a person do all kinds of things. It can make you giggly, loopy, paranoid, and needing all the munchies, this makes for comedy gold.

Now, outside the typical “stoner comedy,” it can be hard to find scenes in movies about weed. Despite the fact that 42 million US Citizens blazed up in 2019, it’s not often seen on the big screen. Which is a real shame, it often leads to very funny situations. We’d love to see it featured in more comedies of all kinds.

But for now, here we have our top 10 most hilarious movie scenes about weed.

10. It’s Complicated: Meryl Streep Smokes a Doobie

Look, there’s plenty of great scenes from movies explicitly about the ganje. We’ve got plenty on this list. But good regular movies that contain a scene explicitly about weed can be hard to come by. If that’s what you’re looking for, nothing beats watching the legend Meryl Streep light a doob in It’s Complicated.

It’s Complicated is a fun rom-com starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, and Steve Martin. One of the funniest scenes in the movie is when Streep’s character Jane finds a joint. She decides to smoke some before the party. Hilarity ensues as these folks who haven’t smoked in years spark a little joy from their youth.

It's Complicated is one of the movie scenes about weed

9. Super Troopers: Eat The Stash

Super Troopers is full of hilarious moments, and it kicks off with a classic. It’s every stoner’s nightmare: you get pulled over while carrying something illegal, so you eat your stash. Hopefully the officers won’t try to mess with you like the Super Troopers.

We love this scene because it invokes such a sense of schadenfreude. And of course, it’s the perfect excuse to spark up with your friends and laugh together.

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8. Knocked Up: “You don’t… at all?”

Probably the most iconic stoner image from the movie is Seth Rogan’s gas mask bong. However, that scene isn’t as funny as the rest of the movie. Instead, our favorite stoner scene is when Ben meets Allison for the first time in daylight, and learns she doesn’t smoke at all.

knocked up scene about weed

Adam realizes the party girl he thought he met at the club actually has a much different lifestyle than him. She’s got a lot more going on in her life than he does. This scene is where the comedy of the movie really kicks off.

7. Half Baked: Rituals

Dave Chapelle knows we all have our rituals when it comes to smoking. Half Baked puts every group of stoners to envy. It’s the perfect time to light up when they break out Billy Bong Thorton and assume the position.

half baked scene about weed

Just be careful watching this. The ludicrously long list of munchies Kenny is sent to get can make even the most straight-laced people hungry.

6. How High: Get High Scores

It’s the ultimate college stoner flick. You’ve gotta watch this one in your dorm room. Redman has some sage advice for college kids. “If you study high, take the test high, you get high scores.”

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Ok, maybe that only works for them. Remember kids, real life is not a stoner movie. We recommend you study sober. That way, you can enjoy a blunt as a reward for your high score.

In this movie, Redman and Method Man smoke a deceased homie’s ashes, who comes to them as a spirit guide. Their friend helps take tests and eventually make it to Harvard University. It’s an underrated stoner movie. If you like stoner movies, watch the whole thing. If not, check out the iconic scene.

5. Fast Times At Ridgemont High: That Was My Skull

Fast Times At Ridgemont High is an often-overlooked 80’s highschool movie. If you’re a fan of The Breakfast Club or Pretty In Pink, you have to check it out. You’ll get to see a young Sean Penn blazed out of his mind in this irreverent comedy.

fast times at ridgemont high

Despite its 80’s goofball comedy, it’s strangely progressive. It’s one of very few films to portray a young woman exercising a controversial reproductive choice. Don’t expect this film to be woke though.

4. Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle: Marrying Jane

This is a funny scene in a classic stoner comedy. HArold and Kumar Go To White Castle is about two boy’s quest for the perfect muchie: White Castle sliders. At one point, we are treated to a love story for the ages.

Kumar sees a giant bag of good ol’ Mary J and enters a fantasy sequence. The timeline shows their romance. 

He sees a romantic and innocent beginning that quickly ignites into a passionate romance. They eventually marry, and then become a sad couple that fights and makes up. Still a better love story than Twilight.

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3. The Big Lebowski: The Dude Is Driving

The Dude has a lot of life lessons for us to learn. Rugs are important. You can be right, and still be an asshole. There is a Zen quality to the art of bowling.

In this scene, The Dude offers us a lesson in safe driving practices. Smoking joints is not safe to do while driving… for hilarious reasons.

The Big Lebowski

2. Pineapple Express: The Cross Joint

It’s the iconic joint from the 2008 hit Pineapple Express. Legend says it’s the “apex of the vortex of joint ingenuity.”

We’ll be honest. Our buddy/dealer Blinkin rolled one for us in college. It was cool, but didn’t hit harder than a bong. It was a good time, though.

Pineapple Express

1. Reefer Madness: It Makes Kids Go Crazy!

You can’t go wrong with classic 1930’s anti-drug film, Reefer Madness. Unlike the others on this list, it is completely earnest. This makes it even more hilarious than the other films which are trying to be funny.

The film is filled with misinformation meant to scare people away from “the devil’s lettuce.” Of course, these over-the-top depictions are priceless to anyone who’s ever actually smoked weed.

Reefer Madness

So there you have it, our top ten movie scenes about weed. Which one was your favorite? Let us know!

Casey Luft-Runner

Casey Luft-Runner is a writer and connoisseur of cannabis culture. She hails from the Emerald City of San Francisco, and has lived in many countries before settling down in Europe. She firmly believes that glass is better than paper, and she prefers sativa to indica.

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