As Will & Grace demonstrated in the late ’90s and early 2000s, TV can be a harbinger of cultural change. Today, public support for decriminalizing and/or legalizing weed use is on the rise, and TV has responded to Americans’ changing attitudes toward the drug with a shrug and a flick of the lighter. Characters on TV now regularly smoke up without fanfare, and I’m not just talking about twentysomething stoners like Broad City’s Abbi and Ilana: on Mozart in the Jungle, a member of the New York Symphony is a habitual toker.
Some of my favorite weed moments on TV use the drug as a kind of time-out, a shared moment between a two or three characters away from the din of the ensemble — like on Sunday’s two-part season finale of Girls, when Hannah reunites with her college frenemy Tally and the pair trade insecurities over a joint. Below, we’ve compiled ten great weed-bonding moments on TV.