In recent years, cannabis consumption has undergone a dramatic transformation. Gone are the days of hazy bong smoke and piles of crumbs on coffee tables. Today’s cannabis consumers are more likely to enjoy a discreet vape session or weed-infused gourmet meal than to roll a joint.
This shift is due in part to changing social norms, but it is also a result of the increasing availability of sophisticated cannabis devices. From high-end vaporizers to sleek portable wax pens, which you can see here, today’s cannabis consumers have more choices than ever when consuming their favorite herb. As devices become more popular and socially acceptable, more people will likely begin to explore the world of cannabis consumption as well.
Cannabis has been a popular topic in comic books for decades, playing a role in everything from cannabis-themed satire to more serious stories about the plant and its effects. In many ways, cannabis consumption is the perfect subject for comic books, and here are the five best cannabis-themed comic books around.
There are so many different comics on the market these days; some just happened to be far better than others. The first cannabis theme comic book that we will look at on our list is MarijuanaMan. This comic was created by the son of Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, and it was launched on April 20, 2011. The 20th of April is also known as national weed day.
This comic follows the story of a man who has come from a planet that is far away to preach about weed. Marijuanaman is a superhero who fights the title character, an alien who wears this chemical sign of THC on his chest. While the story is not exactly subtle, it is still a fun one that is very enjoyable.
The next popular cannabis-themed comic book is the Swamp Thing. Swamp Thing made its grand debut in the early 1970s and is based on a swamp plant imprinted with the mind of a scientist who had passed away.
The Swamp Thing is supposedly the real secret to growing the perfect weed, and rather than another story of a man being trapped in another body coming to the surface, this comic follows the story of a creature trying to protect the environment with his scientific knowledge. The Swamp thing is far more than just your average comic and is very enjoyable.
This is a comic strip rather than a comic book. It is created in the style of modern-day meme drawings and is one of the most ridiculous yet accurate comic strips you will ever come across today.
The idea behind the Africa comic strip is that a man buys weed that he has no idea where it comes from, from a dodgy man on the side of the road. When consuming the weed later that night, he ends up watching an animal show on television that goes far beyond his expectations and takes an unexpected turn. This comic is bizarre but well enjoyed by those who like a good comic strip or meme.
‘Bluntman and Chronic’
Continuing down our list, the next comic book we will look at is Bluntman and Chronic. This comic book was created in 1997 and became popular in 2001. Kevin Smith was the creator of Bluntman and Chronic, and they are heroic renditions of his favorite characters, Jay and Silent Bob. In 2001, a film named Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back was released, where Bluntman and Chronic became a major plot point.
Last but not least, the final cannabis-themed comic book on our list is James Bong. Taking inspiration from the James Bond movies, James Bong is a member of J.O.I.N.T, also known as Justice Organization Involving Nugget Technology.
Throughout the comic, Bong serves as an activist who fights for the legalization of marijuana and the rights of cannabis users. This is a fantastic comic if you want a play on words and something fun.
With cannabis becoming increasingly popular, so many cannabis comics are making their way to the entertainment world, and choosing one you would actually enjoy can be tricky. With so many options such as Bluntman and Chronic, James Bond, Swamp Thing, and Marijuanaman, there is sure to be something for you to enjoy.