Matthew McConaughey’s upcoming film with provocateur Harmony Korine might come with a form of Smell-O-Vision that’s only fully legal in eight states.
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That’s right, Korine has said in an interview with Telerama that his upcoming McConaughey vehicle "The Beach Bum" might best be experienced "in rooms that spread curls of marijuana [smoke]. It is possible in some states, such as California, that have legalized this drug for [medical use]. We already have thirty rooms that have accepted."
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That’s fitting with both the plot of the film ("A rebellious stoner named Moondog lives life by his own rules," according to IMDb) and Korine’s filmic sensibilities (y’all seen "Spring Breakers"? It’s bonkers).
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Later in the interview, Korine also describes the film (which also stars Snoop Dogg) as "in the spirit of ‘Cheech & Chong.’"
If the marijuana smoke rollout becomes reality, Texas theaters still wouldn’t be able to show it in that form; recreational marijuana use is still prohibited in the Lone Star State. However, a Florida firm did recently win a bid to become the first licensed medicinal marijuana dispensary in Texas — provided you are a patient suffering from a rare form of epilepsy.
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"The Beach Bum" is slated to begin shooting soon this fall, with a 2018 release date. Are you enough of a McConaughey/marijuana fan to cross state lines to see it as the director intended? Let us know in the comments.