Realistic Smoking Weed Stock Photos Finally Exist, Because Not Everyone Who Gets High Wears Tie-Dye — SLIDESHOW

There was a time in my life when every April 20 filled my text inbox with holiday greetings: "Happy 4/20!!!!" Unfortunately I have not gotten a single puff puff pass challenge so far today. It seems instead this year's gift from the pot smoking universe this year came in the form of realistic marijuana user stock images. Usually—despite the true widespread reality of weed smokership—people smoking marijuana are depicted as concentric circles around a bunch of bongos or blazing a blunt just after looting some cars in a wealthy neighborhood. Basically, they aren't even borderline authentic. It's a little bonkers, especially considering the rapid state legalization and rabid success of shows like Broad City (in which two gals get high but also get shit done, which isn't too off base). Marijuana is going more mainstream legally and colloquially and that's pretty dope.

The Drug Policy Alliance made an official nod at this forward progression by rolling out a whole heap of open license stock images of folks who toke (or at least are positioned as such during the time of said photo). It's a valiant effort to remedy the goobery, dreadlocked alternatives available this holy holiday (4/20, the annual stoner celebration). Hallelujah! As a human who is often tasked to find such images but cringes when forced to perpetuate stupid stereotypes for a tribe I consider myself a part of (I am seriously this bubble bath lady three nights a week), I am overjoyed.

Image: Sonya Yruel/Drug Policy Alliance

Coffee Table Toking

She might be even listening to something that isn’t reggae, jam band, or gangster rap!

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Experimentin'

Testing some products at a dispensary in a state where it’s all legal and chill. About as scandalous as shoe shopping.

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Chilling With Fido

You know how Hank Hill liked to unwind from work by cracking open a beer at home? Puffing a peace pipe can have the same relaxing effect without murdering their liver. I’m also especially obsessed with the dog detail in this photo.

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Hair As Your Co-Pilot

This guy gets it.

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Chilling With Buds

Friendship!

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Meditating Like A Boss

Having a nice little smoke sesh before practicing yoga at home is one of the world’s sweetest #blessings. (Before class, though, it’s much more terrifying…at least for me.)

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Cooking

Listen, a little THC is a reliable inspiration while cooking, I promise.

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Inbox Clearing

Just catching up on emails, as you do.

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Wink Wink

Relationship goals, TBH (ignoring the fact they don’t seem to require pillows, which is really weird and not OK).

Image: Darrin Harris Frisby/Drug Policy Alliance