Does the Recent Surge of Stoner Movies Mean America is Going to Pot?

Boston Phoenix | August 14, 2008
Marijuana movies are a hot genre right now -- Knocked Up, Harold & Kumar (both Go to White Castle and Escape from Guantanamo Bay), and Superbad have made piles of green at the box office. Just this past week, Pineapple Express topped the box office at $12.5 million, a record for a Wednesday opening in August. And those are just the obvious offenders.

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