The anti-marijuana campaign “Stoner Sloth” has gone viral, but not in the way that the Australian government wanted it to. The campaign, shows a sloth being stoned in a variety of social situations, but it does not represent cannabis consumption accurately. Sure, consuming too much marijuana can make you tired or a bit slow, but the video disregards all the medicinal benefits and a holistic view of the plant’s side effects.
Stoner Sloth has people everywhere laughing uncontrollably and has already inspired several parody videos. Despite the humor behind the campaign, it is also a bit offensive to those who use the plant for medicine. Thankfully, studies are helping to get rid of ridiculous and outdated stoner stereotypes such as this.