Family Feud Goes to Pot

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This Family Feud segment has been spreading across the internet faster than wild weed on Kentucky highway median:

The laughs, of course, come from acknowledging the pervasiveness of pot in the kind of mainstream “family friendly” environment that dares not speak its name. As far as pothead culture goes, it’s a major breakthrough. It kind of reminds me of what happened when I was visiting my conservative extended family in Texas over the Christmas holidays, having just published a few marijuana-related stories in Mother Jones. An aunt of mine who’d read them not only confessed that she was a pot smoker; she pulled out a giant bag of weed and asked if I wanted some. Go figure. Sometimes the battle lines of the culture wars are only in our heads.

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