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Grandpa's Marijuana Handbook (The Movie)

James Kent

Movie review

There's no denying that marijuana culture is weird, but few things are wierder than Grandpa's Marijuana Handbook (the movie). This video is, as you may have guessed, an introduction to marijuana for the elderly. Hosted by the slightly cantankerous Evan Keliher, this low-budget video covers everything the novice toker will need to reap the benefits of the magical healing herb. You'll discover how to find pot, how to roll a joint, how to choose a pipe, how to smoke it, and even how to get away from sticky situations you may encounter on the street.

While the production of this video is nothing to write home about, the sheer novelty of watching a grey-haired Keliher extoling pot's many virtues is enough to make any stoner sit back in awe and remark, "Is this old dude for real?" Grandpa's Pot Video makes a great late-night party diversion and would be a perfect way to introduce the concept of elderly pot smokers to your otherwise straight-laced parents. I mean, they exist right, so why should they stay in the closet?

Although the veteran pot user may find little new information in this video it is still a fun little cult classic and a true one-of-a-kind gem. While some of Keliher's jokes are a little stale there are still enough tounge-in-cheek crack-ups delivered with such deadpan authenticity that it is often hard to tell when Keliher is kidding and when he is not. And even if you don't find Keliher himself all that amusing, there is one truly hilarious scene about halfway into the video where HIS CAT STARTS EATING THE POT PLANT! It's like, whoah dude, that cat totally wants to get baked! It was the fucking funniest thing I ever saw! Like, dude, whoah. I could barely maintain. I still have tears in my eyes. Sheez. That cat was the bomb. Now that's humor.

Tags : psychedelic
Rating : Teen - Drugs
Posted on: 2001-03-05 00:00:00