Inherent Vice (2014)
> Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston
Based on Thomas Pynchon’s novel, this noirish thriller takes place in a California beach town circa 1970. Fueled by a steady marijuana diet, private investigator Larry “Doc” Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) looks into the disappearance of a former girlfriend. Director Paul Thomas Anderson drew inspiration from Cheech and Chong when creating the work and its stoner milieu.
Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2006)
> Starring: Jack Black, Kyle Gass, JR Reed, Ronnie James Dio
First introduced in “Clerks,” stoners Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) break out on their own in this raucous comedy. Upon learning that they’re the subject of a major film, the duo embarks on a road trip to Hollywood. Excessive pot use and crazy antics ensue.
Bong Appetit (2016)
> Starring: Abdullah Saeed, Vanessa Lavorato, Ry Prichard, B-Real
Host Abdullah Saeed invites viewers to the world’s most enjoyable dinner parties, where talented chefs create appetizing edibles. Each culinary cook-off features a rotating panel of guest judges, many of whom are well-known celebrities and cannabis advocates.
> Starring: Krishna Andavolu, Jason Cranford, Catherine Lewis, Alan Amsterdam
One of the earliest shows on Viceland follows host Krishna Andavolu into every possible corner of the cannabis industry. It aired for three seasons and featured an infamous segment, during which Andavolu lit up a joint while interviewing Uruguay’s President José Mujica.
Grandma’s Boy (2006)
> Starring: Allen Covert, Linda Cardellini, Shirley Jones, Peter Dante
Reviled by critics, this Happy Madison production nevertheless holds a special place in the hearts of many viewers. Allen Covert co-wrote and also stars, playing a 35-year-old video game tester who moves in with his grandma. Marijuana use abounds.
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