If you believe the most recent poll, Proposition 205, which would legalize marijuana in the state of Arizona, is slightly behind in the polls.
That means it's going to be a wheezy, uphill battle for pot smokers who wish to come out of the hot-boxed closet and enjoy a toke in their homes. On the plus
It all might come down to turnout, much like the presidential election. The more young people that stop catching Pokemon and checking Reddit and vote tomorrow, the more likely Prop 205 will pass and that Hillary Clinton might siphon off Arizona's electoral college votes. If Arizona elders get out the vote, the opposite will likely happen.
So in the case that Arizona voters take the historic step and legalize marijuana tomorrow, here's are some songs for the celebration.
Dylan Kelly - "All My Friends Are High"
Choice lyric: "I think they're getting hungry / 'Cause AJ's got the munchies / He wants Jack In The Box tacos /He says they're super crunchy"
There's no better victory dance than putting on this Dylan Kelly number. It's a dumb, fun song — basically tailor-made for marijuana consumption.
Bob Marley - "Kaya"
Choice Lyric: "I'm so high, I even touch the sky / Above the falling rain / I feel so good in my neighborhood"
Man, how high must Bob Marley have been when he wrote this feel-good marijuana classic? Those lazy lyrics could not have been written under anything than a heavy, stoned stupor. This song came out in 1978, and dozens of professional rappers have rhymed "high" with "sky" and "good" with "neighborhood" since.
Peter Tosh - "Legalize It"
Choice lyric: "Doctors smoke it / Nurses smoke it / Judges smoke it /Even lawyer, too"
This line is a lot more of a bold assertion than the previous lyric, which says, "Singers smoke it /And players of
Sublime - "Smoke Two Joints"
Choice Lyric: "I smoke two joints in time of peace, and two in time of war."
We bet a lot of residents will smoke a lot more than two joints should Proposition 205 pass in Arizona.
Black Sabbath - "Sweet Leaf"
Choice Lyric: "Straight people don't know, what you're about / They put you down and shut you out."
This song inspired an entire genre, stoner metal, and is certainly spacey enough to please even the most discerning stoned ear.
Beatles - "Got To Get You Into My Life"
Choice Lyric: "Ooh, you were meant to be near me / Ooh, and I want you hear me / Say we'll be together every day"
Ice Cube - "Smoke Some Weed"
Choice Lyric: "I don't give a fuck what you bitches drinkin' /smoke some weed."
A key argument made during the legalization campaign was that weed should be regulated like alcohol, and advocates presented marijuana as a safer alternative to booze. Ice Cube apparently agrees with the latter.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - "The Weed Song"
Choice Lyric: "Every time I smoke good reefer that
This song is basically a sexy slow jam for Mary Jane. It's surprisingly optimistic. That's all you really need to know.
Choice Lyric: "Damn I'm swervin' / Puffin' on the magic wand like I was Merlin / Picture that, beanie look a magician hat/ kickin' back, with a sack, blowin' clouds of urban."
You'll be able to smoke weed,
Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg - "The Next Episode"
Choice Lyric: "It's California Love, this California bud got a nigga gang of pub"
This song isn't necessarily about weed, besides the iconic ending line from Nate Dogg and a few nods from Snoop and Dre. In fact, it's not really about anything at all, but it's got a classic beat and Nate Dogg's legendary exhortation at the end to smoke weed every day.
Cypress Hill - "I Wanna Get High"
Choice Lyric: "Yes I smoke shit, straight off the roach clip / I
B-Real's flow is smooth like the greenest ganja on this classic stoner track. Almost every line of the single verse on this song contains a buttery rhyme that blissfully flows over the lackadaisical beat. He also throws a Clinton reference — "My oven is on high, when I roast da Quayle / Tell Bill Clinton to go and inhale," so this song is double appropriate today.
Redman - "How to Roll A Blunt"
Choice Lyric: "Purchase a Phillie, not the city of Philly / Silly punk, I'm talking 'bout the shit called the Phillie blunt"
This song is so
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Pink Floyd - "The Great Gig In The Sky"
Choice Lyric: "Woah-oh, oh-oh, oooooh
Dark Side of the Moon is, of course, a quintessential stoner album. But one shouldn't indulge in this song until after the festivities end should legalization occur — you don't want to derail the celebrations with a prolonged discussion on mortality and
Here's the complete playlist, with a few bonus tracks that didn't make the main list. Enjoy.