Pili Valdés of Remezcla wrote this story.
This week Remezcla celebrates Weed Week. In collaboration with Latino USA, we will be discussing all things ganja and its effect on our culture. There’s a lot to dive into — from Martha Stewart to Barack Obama, it seems everyone has a strong opinion on the herb. But, this is the film section of Remezcla, so we’ll stay on topic.
Aside from getting your snacks on lock, having an on-point Netflix queue is key to having a successful 4/20, which is why we’ve come up with a guide to some pot-centric TV shows, movies and documentaries you should be streaming. From mindless classics like Half Baked to high brow documentaries detailing the legalization of pot in Washington State, most of the picks on this list feature Latino talent either in front of or behind the cameras. Bonus: They’ll make you forget all about your W2 forms. Get your piece, get on that UberEats, get your sister’s Netflix login and get your binge watch on.
Weed Week is a cross-platform collaboration with our friends at Latino USA. All week long, we’ll be diving into the many ways cannabis culture and policy intersect with Latino communities – leading up to Latino USA’s marijuana-themed episode “Smoked Out,” airing on Friday.
Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke
Directors: Lou Adler, Tommy Chong
It’s time to get your vintage on. Forget about Instagram filters, this is some serious Sepia entertainment. Listen, it’s 2016 and the trailer for this movie has over four million views. This, my friends, is what we call transcendent entertainment. Two friends end up smuggling a van made of weed (fiberweed) into the states. What follows is mayhem. It includes nuns, a bunch of puns and some questionable fashion choices. Fun fact: this was Cheech and Chong’s first full length feature. I do not know how Paramount greenlit (Greenlit. Get it?) this film, I am, however, jealous of anyone who was at the pitch meeting.