One of the Most Cannabis-Friendly Superheroes Is Getting His Own TV Show

Swamp Thing may not be the biggest name in DC Comics, but he certainly is one of the most cannabis-friendly superheroes around.

Comic books have a long and complicated history with cannabis. Depicting the drug in comic books was outright banned by the Comics Code Authority back in the 1950s. And while the Code doesn't have much real power these days, cannabis continues to be largely absent from mainstream comic books.

However, DC's 'Swamp Thing' comics are a notable exception. Swamp Thing first got introduced to cannabis back in the mid-90s, when the creature is shown using his powers to instantaneously grow a marijuana plant for some party goers to enjoy.

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And, more recently, celebrated comic book artist (and cannabis icon in his own right) Alan Moore gave Swamp Thing a decidedly cannabis-themed makeover for the first issue of 'The Witching Hour.'

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And while there is no indication that marijuana will be featured prominently (or even at all) in the upcoming TV series, it does appear to be taking a lot of cues from Moore's interpretation of Swamp Thing. So we might just see a nod to Swamp Thing's cannabis love, if only a subtle one.

You can check out the new trailer below.

h/t: Bleeding Cool / Bloody Disgusting


With northern California's renowned cannabis festival, the Emerald Cup coming up next month, we're reflecting on all the fun we had last year with cannabis influencer Elise McRoberts interviewing Herbie Herbert, a former Santana roadie and manger for Journey, as well as Steve Parish, who managed the Jerry Garcia Band and went on the road with the Grateful Dead. Back int he day, bands touring the world had to smuggle their cannabis into Europe and other foreign countries. Traveling with equipment and other gear, roadies would have to find secret places to hide the stash.

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