Up In Smoke is the most important stoner film of all time. Without it, some of your favorites like Friday, Half Baked, How High, or Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle might not even exist. With a budget of $2 million and a box office take of $44.4 million, it changed the game by being the first of its kind to show that stoner films could do big numbers in the theaters.
In honor of its 40th anniversary, Up in Smoke has been re-released on Blu-ray for your viewing pleasure. If you’ve never seen it, it’s time to right that wrong and get real familiar with our grandfathers, Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin.
Step 1: Hit the Up in Smoke Facebook page and buy/watch the film for a smooth $9.99, which is cheaper than that weak-ass salad you had for lunch.
Step 2: Watch this short clip where Cheech and Chong discuss their first times getting high. Chong says he got high and quit school because the plant taught him everything he needed to know, while Cheech talks about first getting high in college and realizing it was the answer to all of the questions that he hadn’t even asked. Enjoy.