Sunday, August 18, 2019

Every stoner loves a good stoner flick. Just like every stoner loves a great marijuana quote. So why not mix the two?

Pothead movies are full of outstanding dialogue about weed and the lifestyle that goes with it. So here, in no particular order, are the most quotable movies featuring dope and the people who smoke it.

Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express may be the single most quotable stoner movie ever made. The plot centers entirely around pot, so good lines aren’t hard to find. And with James Franco and Seth Rogen on the bill, you know they know what they’re talking about.

Franco: “This is like if that Blue Oyster shit met that Afghan Kush I had, and they had a baby. And then, meanwhile, that crazy Northern Lights stuff I had and the Super Red Espresso Snowflake met and had a baby. And by some miracle, those two babies met and fucked – this would be the shit that they birthed.”

Franco: “I wish I had a job like that. Where I could just sit around and smoke weed all day.”
Rogen: “Hey, you do have that job. You do sit around and smoke weed all day.”

Saul: “It’s almost a shame to smoke (Pineapple Express). It’s like killing a unicorn . . . with, like, a bomb.”

 

Up in Smoke

Cheech and Chong set the standard for stoner movies with their classic Up in Smoke. And the quotes are fast and thick. As the pothead duo cruise around Los Angeles, they spout some wisdom for the ages.

Cheech: “Man, what is in this shit, man?”
Chong: “Mostly Maui Waui man, but it’s got some Labrador in it.”
Cheech: “What’s Labrador?”
Man Stoner: “It’s dog shit.”

 

Dazed and Confused

Dazed and ConfusedHigh school can be great, and it can also be downright awful. Dazed and Confused captures that double-edged sword, and in the process produces some outstanding weed-related lines.

Wooderson: “Say, man, you got a joint?”
Mitch: “No, not on me, man.”
Wooderson: “It’d be a lot cooler if you did.”

Slater: “Behind every good man there is a woman, and that woman was Martha Washington, man. And every day George would come home, she would have a big fat bowl waiting for him, man, when he came in the door, man, she was a hip, hip, hip lady, man.”

 

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

It’s been 12 years and a few more movies since Harold and Kumar journeyed to the home of the greasy Slider. But the quotes they uttered are timeless. When you smoke pot at every conceivable opportunity, you gain some real insight on the subject.

Kumar, in surgery: “Hang on a second, nurse. What we should probably use is marijuana. That’ll sufficiently sedate the patient for surgery.”
Nurse: “Marijuana? But why?”
Kumar: “We don’t have time for questions. We need marijuana now, as much of it as possible! Like a big bag of it.”

 

What’s your favorite stoner movie quote? What’s your favorite stoner movie? Comment below.

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Movies go better with marijuana. It’s no secret that America’s cinemas are packed full of potheads, many of who have no idea what’s happening on the screen.

When it comes to film, sometimes you want action flicks, sometimes rom-coms, and sometimes sci-fi. And sometimes you want a great documentary, especially if it’s about your favorite drug. So here’s our list of the five best weed docs. Prepare to be enlightened.

Weed 3 (2015)

CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta made this insightful documentary about the state of medical marijuana in America. It shows how patients get doctors’ recommendations, how they get the drug, and how the country launched the disastrous war on drugs. That conflict, Gupta reported, is “based on lies.”

But the report’s heart lies in the story of Charlotte, a young girl who suffers from severe, intractable epilepsy. Cannabis quickly restored her to the life of a normal child, something Gupta described as a medical miracle. The story moved him so much he dropped his longtime opposition to marijuana reform and wholeheartedly endorsed MMJ.

Watch Weed 3 below.

 

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007)

This informative documentary is packed full of facts on the history of marijuana prohibition. One of the biggest obstacles to reform, the movie says, is a massive pharmaceutical industry that could lose money if cannabis is legalized.

There are interviews with cultivators, law enforcement, doctors, politicians, economists, and celebrities. The movie also explores the many benefits of legalization – and does it better than the vast majority of weed docs.

Watch The Union: The Business Behind Getting High below.

 

A NORML Life (2011)

This profile of the country’s most famous marijuana advocacy group proves the effectiveness of medical marijuana using interviews with patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers. A NORML Life also pushes hard for legalization.

For those who don’t know, NORML stands for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. It was founded in 1965 and has worked tirelessly for legalization ever since.

A NORML Life

 

420 – The Documentary (2013)

Hypocrisy is the focus of this probing movie: government hypocrisy, police hypocrisy, medical hypocrisy. The story includes footage from past 4/20 celebrations and tells the stories of college students, young black men, and other people whose lives have been destroyed by overzealous law enforcement.

420 – The Documentary tracks the history of cannabis policy, starting with the advent of prohibition in the 1930s, and presents several interviews with retired police who describe the horrific marijuana policies they now regret enforcing.

420 the documentary

 

The Future of Weed: High Country (2013)

Marijuana culture, history, and medical treatments are covered in detail in this 2013 documentary, which explores the background behind legalization efforts and the many ancient medical uses of the drug.

Cannabis was listed under schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, making it completely illegal under federal law. The Future of Weed digs into the folly of this decision, which has landed countless people – mostly black men – in prison.

Watch The Future of Weed: High Country below.

 

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Music and weed go hand in hand. A pair of headphones, an overflowing bowl, and a few hours worth of The Allman Brothers Band make for a perfect morning, afternoon, or evening.

Musicians know this. That’s why so many of them smoke up. But not every artist is made equal, so here’s a list of the best musician potheads of all time.

Snoop Dogg

Snoop DoggEver since his early days with Dr. Dre and The Chronic, Snoop Dogg has served as the de facto celebrity spokesman for marijuana in America. God knows he uses the stuff: If his claims are to be believed, he has toked more than almost anyone else on the planet.

There are strains named after him. His raps make frequent mention of the “indo.” He brags that he once lit a joint in the White House, with the Secret Service a room away. Best of all, though, his music is the ideal soundtrack to a life spent loving weed.

 

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson

Marijuana use is surprisingly common in the country music scene. Even Toby Keith has shared a J with Willie Nelson – and written a great song about it.

But nobody plays the role of country stoner quite like Willie. He’s been toking for decades, he’s notorious for using more of the strongest weed than anyone else in the business, and his music is probably better than anything else in country.

 

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

The greatest jazz troubadour of all time credited cannabis with saving his life, or at least keeping him away from booze. He was arrested, once, but managed to carry on with his favorite drug for the rest of his life.

Miles Davis, himself a heroin addict, famously accused Armstrong of selling out to please white audiences. Ironically, Davis, jazz’s No. 2, may have lived up to Armstrong’s legacy if he had gone with pot instead of smack.

 

Bob Marley

Bob Marley

No musician is more linked with marijuana in the popular mind than Bob Marley. The reggae genius viewed the drug as a sacrament and pushed for the religious right to use it in Jamaica.

Of course, the best thing about Marley is his music. He all but created modern reggae and infused it with a deep social conscience that has kept it relevant for decades. With an eye on the poor, a feeling for justice, and a love of his countrymen, Marley has long since become an icon of musical rebellion – and of marijuana.

 

Amy Winehouse

Amy WinehouseThough usually associated more with hard drugs such as crack cocaine than with marijuana, Winehouse was also a frequent toker. Had she stuck to this as her drug of choice, she might still be alive.

But she was an addict, she used heroin, and that was what killed her. Thankfully, her tragic death left the world with some of the best popular music of the last quarter century. She may not be remembered for using marijuana, but she will always be a welcome member of the stoner world.

 

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Honestly, is there ever a situation that doesn’t call for a few rips of marijuana?

Black Marijuana SmokerWell, yes, there is. Try taking a college exam while stoned and you’ll see what we mean. Or get behind the wheel baked (please don’t) and you might see what we mean from the inside of a jail cell. Even a relaxing afternoon with friends or family can turn south if they both know you’re baked and think weed is an evil gateway drug.

But that doesn’t mean your chosen pastime is inappropriate for many other places, times, and circumstances. In that vein, here are four times when cannabis is an absolute must.

At the Beach

We know, it’s January, and thoughts of warm sand and warm water are hibernating just like all of us. But winter fantasies can keep the cold at bay, so allow yourself to daydream of an ocean beach and the coming summer. The side of the United States really doesn’t matter, though the culture of beach toking is stronger on the West Coast.

There is something almost inexplicable about the combination of pot and saltwater. Hell, a lake shore will do. Even a riverbank gives you that mix of water, sand, and fine marijuana. Whatever your local options, find fine sand, drop a blanket, lie on it, and smoke to your heart’s content. The quiet sound of waves or running water will lull you into a deeply relaxing experience. Plus, it connects you to nature, and that’s always a good thing.

On a Hike

Speaking of nature, where better to suck down a joint than in the great outdoors? Whether surrounded by forest, mountains, or endless prairie, the blend of unpolluted air, moderate exercise, and unspoiled vistas provide the perfect backdrop for a refreshing day with your favorite drug.

Be cautious, though. Almost all if not all public parks in the country explicitly ban smoking of any kind, including both tobacco and marijuana. And the government doesn’t take these rules lightly. More than a few unlucky souls have been fined and even prosecuted for lighting up on public property. This is especially true in our national park system.

At the Movies

cannabisDoes it really matter what movie you see after a few rips from the gravity bong? Pretty much any film goes better with weed, unless maybe you’re dealing with Schindler’s List or otherwise depressing material.

But certain choices are more ideal than others. Getting blasted before seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens may be a great idea, but it’s probably an even better idea to see it sober first. Still, almost anything with real imagination works. The point is, marijuana can enhance almost any story – even the tripe that typically comes out of Hollywood.

On the Ski Slope

High mountain air. Powdered virgin snow. Steep, challenging runs. The ski slope is the perfect place to tuck behind some trees and light up.

And you won’t be alone. Skiiers are notorious for their love of the icky, and you can expect to smell that wonderful smell during any ski trip in the Rockies. Plus, odds are good you’ll be in Colorado, where cannabis is legal. That almost makes the whole thing too easy, but not so easy you shouldn’t try it at least once.

Naturally, there are plenty of other opportunities to smoke up, but these are at least a few of the mandatory experiences. So pack up for a lovely day, and whatever you do, don’t forget the weed!

The retail marijuana industry already has Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson. Is Rihanna joining the club?

Rihanna Marijuana ShirtWell, actually, no. Despite what you may have read recently, there is little chance the 27-year-old hip hop icon will be peddling her own line of retail cannabis anytime soon. Still, it makes for a great urban legend, doesn’t it?

Tell that to the journalists who fell for it. USA Today and New York Magazine were among the mainstream media outlets taken in by the claim that Rihanna plans to create a company called MaRihanna (get it?) with which to sell three distinct strains of marijuana: Haitian Haze, Karibbean Kush, and Jamaican High Grade.

Suspicious-sounding marijuana strains

If you’ve never heard those names, it’s because they don’t exist. Rihanna was born in Barbados, but that’s about the only connection she has to these fictional strain labels.

The story apparently started at a High Times Cannabis Cup event in Negril, Jamaica, where Rihanna allegedly spoke to a crowd of potheads. CelebStoner, a marijuana-related gossip site, reported the artist announced her intention to go into the legal marijuana business in Colorado.

“MaRihanna by Rihanna is truly the first mainstream cannabis brand in the world and proud to be a pioneer,” she was quoted as saying. “MaRihanna is blazing a trail for the industry.”

There’s just one problem: Rihanna said no such thing. According to her publicity people, she wasn’t even in Jamaica at the time. And she definitely has no plans to launch any kind of marijuana-related business.

An unlikely story

buds in jars pot shopIt’s not clear why major news outlets bought into the story. It wouldn’t be out of character for Rihanna to promote cannabis, but it’s unlikely a celebrity could successfully crack the Colorado market and sell her own product. State law limits outside marijuana investments, so she would probably have to move there first – and Colorado isn’t exactly known for its hip hop community.

There were some obvious signs from the beginning that this was an urban myth. For one thing, the supposed strain names are suspicious. Who exactly is smoking cannabis from Haiti these days? And “Jamaican High Grade” sounds like something Cheech & Chong would say, back in 1979.

Also, there are better places to launch a major retail line than a Caribbean stoner festival that attracts little attention from the square media. And unlike Willie and Snoop, who lend their names to legal strains, Rihanna allegedly planned to sell the stuff through her own company; few celebs are likely to take that kind of risk – at least not yet.

Of course, the idea behind MaRihanna isn’t so far-fetched. She plainly loves toking, and it’s probably unwise to rule her out when it comes to he future of legal marijuana. Stranger things have happened.

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Whether you like to keep your Netflix to yourself, chill to it with a special someone, or share it with absolutely everyone like the relationship whore you are, few things go quite so well with a fat bowl. Stoner flicks, cop movies, sci-fi – Netflix has everything the average pothead needs to bunker down indoors and waste a weekend.

In that vein, here are six movies you should definitely stream while baked. Chilling is optional.

 

Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke

Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke

Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke is one of those movies every stoner has seen at least once. If you haven’t, you can’t really say you’ve come of age yet. But like most such films, this one is even better on repeat.

The plot is pointless. Cheech & Chong buy drugs. Cheech & Chong use drugs. Cheech & Chong outwit idiot cops. But the humor is much more subtle than it might seem at first: Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong are anything but blundering idiots in real life – and they proved it with this pothead gem.

 

The Naked Gun

Leslie Nielson in The Naked Gun

This isn’t really a stoner classic in any sense, but it’s the best the Zucker brothers ever produced (with the debatable exception of Airplane!), and it’s always good for at least a few belly laughs.

Leslie Nielsen, once known strictly as a B-grade action extra (see The Poseidon Adventure), surprised everyone with his mastery of Lt. Frank Drebin, a bumbling character he developed in a short-lived but brilliant TV sketch, Police Squad!. You really can’t come away from this without a loopy smile.

 

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Matthew Broderick in Ferris Bueller's Day Off

With the exception of his later, less remembered works, John Hughes made movies that fit well into the national conversation about cannabis. Some of his teenage characters smoked it on camera and some talked about it, but it was never entirely off the table.

Weed plays little part in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, but it’s still unending fun to get lit and watch Matthew Broderick charm his way through youth. Don’t you just want to give Cameron a J?

 

Planet Earth

Planet Earth

Sometimes you just want to zonk in front of the tube with a bong, a family size bag of Chex Mix, and something you can watch without having to think at all. Planet Earth is perfect for that.

This British docu-series explains the breathtaking natural wonder of the globe, from the poles to the tropics, from the smallest life forms to the largest. It’s great for days when you just want to watch animals be animals, documentaries be documentaries, and Sir David Attenborough be Sir David Attenborough.

 

Pulp Fiction

John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction

If there’s one great movie you can always count on at Netflix, it’s Pulp Fiction. Other titles come and go, but this 1994 classic has always been on the roster. We’ll admit, it gets old after the 10th viewing or so, but it still has just the right blend of drugs, sex, and violence to make it worth watching over a smoldering blunt.

 

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First of all, let me start by saying if you haven’t already watched both installments of the Ted movie series, this article contains some real spoilers. After a successful launch of the first part of this movie, Seth MacFarlane decided that the world wanted another.

Ted 2 Bong SceneAfter we learned the whole story about Ted and his human buddy John in the first movie, the sequel had to take a different angle. After Ted hooks up with Tami-Lynn, the two lovebirds decide to get hitched and have a baby. One problem becomes apparent though; Ted is is not recognized as ‘human’ in a court of law, and is consequently denied the right to parent a child. Ted and his best bud John (Mark Wahlberg) set out on a mission to change this.

The HVY Glass bong scene

Ted 2 is jam-packed with hilarious scenes, with weed references throughout. One scene in particular had me in stitches.

Lawyer Samantha Jackson (Amanda Seyfried) is sitting in her office with Ted and John, discussing their legal issues. The two buddies are initially a little apprehensive about the lack of experience that the 26-year-old lawyer has behind her. However, this uncertainty goes straight out the window the moment Samantha pulls out a HVY Glass bong and takes a massive pull.

Samantha quickly explains that she smokes pot to help her deal with migraines, and it quickly becomes clear that Ted and John are not the slightest bit phased about her marijuana use, and are in fact more interested in trying out her bud. Ted and John love to smoke and get high, so they are only too happy to work with a lawyer who shares their passion.

Samantha comes out with one of the best lines in the movie at this point. When Ted questions that Samantha, a lawyer, is getting high, instead of “fighting the war on drugs”, her response is pretty spot on:

“Please, the war on drugs is a joke. It’s just a way for the government to inflate law enforcement budgets and lock up minorities for no good legal reason. And you, my friend (Ted), are a minority.”

Here is a censored version of the scene on YouTube. The part when she actually takes a rip of the bong has been removed, but you can see the HVY Glass bong sitting on her desk in the second half of the clip.

 

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Getting blazed and watching movies is practically a time-honored tradition. There are few things better than settling down in front of the big screen with a stash of good bud – company optional. The good news is that it is easier than ever to find the perfect smoke-out flick, and you will find that the internet is a particularly fertile resource. Here are ten stoner-friendly movies that you can stream right now on Netflix.

American Weed

American Weed is a revealing look at the Colorado medical marijuana industry as it comes to terms with legal issues and opposition from local residents. Although the circumstances in the state have changed significantly since the series began, it remains a relevant coverage of the marijuana industry as it struggles through its birth pains.

Degenerate Art: The Art and Culture of Glass Pipes

Degenerate Art is a fascinating documentary of the glass pipe-making industry. A quietly but steadily growing trade, glass pipe-making has remained a largely unknown industry until recently. With the growing popularity of glass pipes brought about by widespread marijuana legalization, Degenerate Art is more relevant than ever.

clerksClerks

Clerks is one of those stoner classics that people just can’t help coming back to. Always good for an entertaining night with friends – or solo – the tale of two convenience clerks as they deal with a host of wacky customers and various life issues should resonate with pretty much any stoner.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

The novel from which Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is based is a classic piece of stoner literature, and it is a good thing that the film stayed pretty close to the book’s feel. In any case, the drug-fueled adventures of the wacky journalist and his decidedly more outrageous lawyer makes for excellent stoner fare.

Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie

No list of stoner movies would be complete without an entry from stoner flick pioneers Cheech and Chong, and Next Movie is one of the most worthy. While Cheech deals with the recent loss of his job, Chong embarks on a wild Hollywood binge, all of which makes for outrageously fun stoner entertainment.

Jay and Silent BobJay and Silent Bob Strike Back

If watching Clerks has left you with a craving for more of Jay and Silent Bob, the offshoot should be right up your alley. Following the travails of the ne’er-do-well pair who previously frequented the front of the convenience store in Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a stonerrific romp from New Jersey to Hollywood involving a host of truly bent characters.

That ’70s Show

Set in 1970s Wisconsin, That ’70s Show is a sitcom detailing the lives of a group of wacky teenaged friends as they wrestle with various coming of age issues. Featuring a host of then-popular actors who have since achieved varying degrees of success, That ’70s Show is still a great choice for a night in.

Reefer MadnessReefer Madness

This one is for sheer entertainment value. A propaganda film that details the evils of marijuana use, Reefer Madness shows just how extreme anti-marijuana prejudice was at that point in history. While much of the hysteric anti-marijuana hype evident in the film has since been debunked, Reefer Madness remains good for a couple of laughs.

The Big Lebowski

A certified stoner classic with just the right blend of heart and whimsy, The Big Lebowski is the story of the “The Dude” who attempts to get compensation for a ruined rug while being mistaken for a millionaire with the same name. Along the way, the Dude and his buddies come across a host of whacked out characters.

Weedsnancy weeds

Weeds is the tale of Nancy Botwin, a recently-widowed mother from the suburbs who finds herself involved in the marijuana trade in order to support her family in the manner in which they have been accustomed. As she struggles to maintain a semblance of a normal family life – and to keep her new career a secret – Nancy realizes just how popular her merchandise is.

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It’s summer; who wants to spend the day indoors? Well, you do, if you’re a lazy, no-account stoner (you are). Parks and beaches are great, but they don’t include plush sofas, and they don’t come with glass indoor bongs.

In other words, sometimes, even in summer, you just want to curl up with a good movie and smoke a few Js. So here is our list, incomplete though it is, of the best marijuana films for the hottest months of the year.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

The original surfer/stoner flick, Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a deeply honest look into the lives of teenagers in the early 1980s. Sean Penn, of course, is famous for his turn as Jeff Spicoli, master California pothead.

But this movie has a lot more to offer than that. It’s an immortal portrayal of high school, and though it doesn’t strictly take place in summer – the action tracks the end of the school year – its Southern California stoner vibe fits the season perfectly.

 

Friday

friday the movie image

Granted, Friday is no one’s idea of an artistic classic. Among other nonsense, it rests on the ridiculous idea that Ice Cube has never smoked up. Right – and Snoop is a Buddhist monk.

Still, this flick is a great take on the local adventures that occur in every neighborhood in every city. Friday may be a momentous day for Craig and Smokey, but it all ties back to the same old grind: Hanging out on the porch and smoking weed.

 

Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused

Every generation has a marijuana-saturated coming-of-age story. Stoners who grew up in the 70s were lucky enough to land Dazed and Confused, a truly baked study of the social liberation that comes with graduation.

Not surprisingly, it being the 70s, almost everyone in this movie is carrying, except Mitch, of course. Really, there’s no better way to celebrate the best of summer break than to roll a fat boy and toke with the gang from Robert E. Lee.

 

Up in Smoke

Up in Smoke

There’s really no telling when Up in Smoke is set, winter, spring, fall, or summer, but the Los Angeles sun makes it a fitting choice for any warm weather.

Cheech & Chong travel the mean streets of L.A. in search of drugs, sex, and rock ‘n roll. They successfully evade the law and other scrapes, all while stoned out of their gourds.

Up in Smoke is easily the best movie Cheech & Chong made. It’s a hilarious celebration of weed and bad behavior, perfect for laying back, packing a bowl, and enjoying the antics of America’s favorite summertime potheads.

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best stoner music

Summer is a great time to be alive and the only things that can make the endless beach gatherings, backyard barbecues, and balmy nights even better are a stash of good buds and some cool tunes to set the mood. There are literally hundreds of chilled out tunes that make for the best stoner music, but these examples in particular stand out for their groovy vibes, and general air of summer chill.

 

“Yung Walter White”  by Marc Goone

One of the best things about Marc Goone is how he can combine almost brutal and painful self-awareness and outrageous nonsensical raps in the same tune. “Yung Walter White” is a perfect example, and in it, Goone showcases his breakneck precision flow and staunch individuality against a backdrop of slick beats. Although it all seems a bit too heady for summer on print, the tune melds smoothly and easily with the laid back groove of a summer day.

 

“Strictly 4 The Jeeps”  by Action Bronson

Straight out of Queens, New York, Action Bronson delivers a smooth, driving flow that is as suited to summer evening drives through the city streets as it is to chilling out in your crib. While the lyrics of many of his tunes may be a bit too graphic for some, there is no denying how well it manages to pull off the ‘summer chill’ vibe.

 

“Floats My Boat”  – Aer

Those looking for the best stoner music for summer chilling should look no further than Aer’s “Floats My Boat”. With a decidedly summery reggae-ish flavor, the tune nevertheless falls squarely into the chill rap category. Calling to mind memories of endless summer days doing absolutely nothing but hanging with your buds, “Floats My Boat” and many of Aer’s other tunes are hands down some of the best stoner music for reinforcing the good summer vibes.

 

“Loaded”  – G-Eazy

G-Eazy is one among the new breed of rappers who love their weed but don’t let it get in the way of getting things done. Apart from rapping, composing, and producing his own music, G-Eazy also recently managed to earn a college degree. In “Loaded”, G delivers his trademark New Orleans-flavored raps over a backdrop of quality beats by Young Gerald. The result is a top-notch track just perfect for a summer party.

 

“All Night Longer”  – Sam Adams

Noticeably more bro-tistic than the other selections on this page, “All Night Longer” by Sam Adams makes it easy to forget that the rapper was responsible for such banging head-nodders as “Boston’s Boy”. Although his newish pop sound may have alienated a lot of his early fans, enough of the swaggering bravado remains to make Adams still one of the top contenders in the summer chill stakes.

 

“Douchebag”  – Skizzy Mars

Every summer chillout needs a douchebag for contrast, and Skizzy Mars is always happy to oblige. In the appropriately named “Douchebag”, Mars lays down impeccable raps with the precision of a skilled surgeon. Combining blinding talent with a rough and ready sound slightly tempered by just the right touch of studio slick, Mars should be standard issue for any backyard barbecue or summer kegger.