“Dazed and Confused”… and Surprisingly Poignant: Iconic Movie Quotes About Cannabis

SEPTEMBER 1978: Comedians Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin in a scene from the movie “Up In Smoke” which was released in September 1978. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

It’s hard to describe how cannabis makes you feel because… well, you know, man.

Sometimes, Hollywood says it best. We took a dive into the greatest high scenes in film to find quotes about cannabis that just get it. Take a scroll through these when you’re at a loss for words, or just want to feel better about that thing you said last time you were stoned.

1. From “Dazed and Confused” 1993

“Say man, you got a joint?” – David (Matthew McConaughey)

“Uhhh, no. Not on me man.” – Mitch (Wiley Wiggins)

“It’d be a lot cooler if you did.” – David (Matthew McConaughey)

It would be hard to say “no” to Matthew McConaughey.

2. From “Pineapple Express” (2008)

“Hands down the dopest dope I ever smoked.” – Saul (James Franco)

POV: James Franco as your budtender.

3. From “Dazed and Confused” (1993)… again

“Behind every good man there’s a woman, and that woman was Martha Washington, man, and everyday George would come home, she’d have a big fat bowl waiting for him.” – Slater (Rory Cochrane)

Apparently, there was a lot more going on at Mount Vernon than the history books told us.

4. From “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle” (2004)

“Dude, am I really high, or is this actually working?” – Harold (John Cho)

“Both” – Kumar (Kal Penn)

A valid question when you find yourself riding a cheetah through New Jersey.

5. From “Cheech and Chong: Up in Smoke” (1978)

“Am I driving OK?” – Pedro (Cheech Marin)

“I think we’re parked, man.” – Man Stoner (Tommy Chong)

An homage to the friends who keep us grounded.

6. From “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story” (2007)

[After Dewey accidentally barges in a room filled with cannabis smoke and groupies]

Sam (Tim Meadows): No, Dewey, you don’t want this. Get outta here!

Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly): You know what, I don’t want no hangover. I can’t get no hangover.

Sam : It doesn’t give you a hangover!

Dewey Cox : Wha-I get addicted to it or something?

Sam : It’s not habit-forming!

Dewey Cox : Oh, okay… well, I don’t know… I don’t want to overdose on it.

Sam : You can’t OD on it!

Dewey Cox : It’s not gonna make me wanna have sex, is it?

Sam : It makes sex even better!

Dewey Cox : Sounds kind of expensive.

Sam : It’s the cheapest drug there is.

Dewey Cox : [at a loss and out of excuses]  Hmm.

Sam : You don’t want it!

One of the best arguments for legalization to date.

Elissa Esher is Assistant Editor at GreenState. Her work has also appeared in The Boston Guardian, Brooklyn Paper, Religion Unplugged, and Iridescent Women. Send inquiries and tips to elli.esher@hearst.com.