10 Throwback Marijuana Moments From 80s and 90s Sitcoms

Throwback to Roseanne Stash from the Past

Need a little comic relief? Then enter our throwback machine and check out these hysterical clips from marijuana-themed sitcoms of the 80s and early 90s. Back then, pot and the American public were not the best of friends—according to Gallup, between 1980 and 1997 only about 25 percent of Americans favored legalization (compared to 58 percent today).

It wasn’t until That 70s Show’s infamous high circle sessions that marijuana moved past being routinely portrayed as a scourge on society; and that didn’t premier until the summer of 1998.

Cannabis users during the last few decades of the 20th century had to deal with a lot of stereotypes and stigmas, but 30 or so years later, and now the judgmental tone of these shows only look, well, wonderfully awkward. Oh yes—A TV show wasn’t complete until someone righteously equated getting high with the overall destruction of society, being a slacker, or just repeatedly made bad puns on the word “dope.”

So, grab your smoking apparatus, sit back and enjoy a trip to a time when Punky Brewster had a little run in with the “cool girls,” Bill Cosby had moral leverage and even Roseanne Barr had to insert a few bad stereotypes into the cannabis conversation.

1—Roseanne, Stash From the Past (Air date: 5 October 1993)

2—Blossom, The Joint (Air date: 30 September 1991)

3—Home Improvement, What a Drag (Air date: 24 February 1998)

4—The Cosby Show, Theo and the Joint (Air date: 7 February 1985)

5—Saved by the Bell, No Hope With Dope (Air date: 30 November 1991)

6—Punky Brewster, Just Say No (Air date: 27 October 1985)

7—Diff’rent Strokes, First Day Blues (Air date: 5 November 1981)

8—Facts of Life, Dope (Air date: 11 June 1980)

9—Dinosaurs, A New Leaf (Air date: 5 February 1992)

10—The Golden Girls, Blanche’s Little Girl (Air date: 9 January 1988)

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