The story of a talking teddy bear fighting for civil rights didn't go over well with audiences, but the 2015 comedy 'Ted 2' did have its high points - including the best marijuana moment in the career of Mark Wahlberg, who turns 46 today.
While searching for firewood, John (Wahlberg) finds a stray cannabis leaf floating through the woods, reeking of the best (and most elusive) strain he'd ever puffed in his life. He gushes about that bygone joint until Ted (the bear voiced by Seth MacFarlane) interrupts his marijuana monologue by grabbing John's head and pointing it toward the source of that leaf - a field of flowering pot plants blowing in the distance.
For the icing on the pot brownie, the 'Jurassic Park' theme played in the background as John, Ted and their attorney (Amanda Seyfried) gaped in awe of the cannabis crop.
Aside from cracking pot jokes on set, the cast also used the film as an opportunity to speak out in favor of legalization.
"I'm not going out there and campaigning to legalize marijuana, but I think if you're doing it in the privacy of your own home and you're not harming anybody, then it's perfectly fine," Wahlberg said while promoting the film. "There's lots of worse things you could be doing."
MacFarlane agreed. "Pot legalization seems, to me, completely logical," he said. "It's not more harmful than alcohol - and actually less harmful, so it would make sense to me."
"Why is it not legal? That's what I want to know," Seyfried added. "Pot should be legal."
And it is now in Wahlberg and MacFarlane's home state of Massachusetts. So don't be surprised if we see a 'Ted 3' featuring Wahlberg, MacFarlane and Seyfried running a dispensary in Boston. Maybe they can help Liam Neeson understand the laws around cannabis as well as cereal.