Marijuana Depicted Negatively
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Conservative Trope Examples
- The Big Lebowski (1998) | Marijuana Makes You LazyThe Dude is depicted as a quintessential caricature of a lazy stoner. He has no job nor desire to get one and would rather spend his time smoking pot, drinking White Russians, and bowling with his friends.
- Half Baked (1998) | Marijuana Gives You the MunchiesKenny (Harland Williams) asks the guys what munchies they want him to pick up at the store right after they finish smoking some marijuana together and Brian (Jim Breuer) says he wants "some sour cream and onion chips, man. Some beef jerky. Some peanut butter" and proceeds to list a whole bunch of other random items stoners are caricatured as craving after smoking pot.
- Steve (Jon Lovitz) smokes "a doobie" and then devours a plate of food before ransacking Monica's (Courtney Cox) kitchen where he grabs random foods like taco shells, sugar cereal, macaroni and cheese and gummy bears.
- The crew at Bayside High were chosen to make an anti-marijuana commercial starring (fictional) teen heartthrob Johnny Dakota. They spend an inordinate amount of time doubling down on the dangers of marijuana and fearmongering that trying it even once can ruin your life. Later on Johnny Dakota has the crew over for a party at his house and - spoiler alert! - starts smoking a marijuana joint with his friends. He even casually offers it to Kelly (Tiffany Amber Thiessen), who is then cruelly mocked for not wanting to smoke by everyone at the party. Thankfully, Zach (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) comes back to the party and saves Kelly. The crew is demoralized to find out their icon is a pot-smoking loser and wonder how they could ever make the anti-marijuana commercial. Thankfully, Mr. Belding swoops in to save the day and produces none other than the actual president of NBC to step in for the disgraced Johnny Dakota and help make the commercial a reality.