The Simpsons predicted Canada's legalization of cannabis in a 2005 episode with Ned

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It seems 'The Simpsons' has once again been ahead of its time, predicting Canada's free usage of cannabis 13 years before the country's dispensaries ran out of supplies by the second day of legalization.

In a 2005 episode called 'Midnight Rx', filmed during the show's 16th season, the conniving Mr Burns starts a chain reaction making prescription drugs affordable in Springfield, Illinois.

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Homer and Grampa Simpson start smuggling cheaper drugs from Manitoba, Canada, and find that they've been lauded as heroes. On one of their future runs, they are joined by Apu and Ned.

While in Canada, Ned meets the Canadian version of himself - set with a curly afro - but instantly takes a disliking to him after his counterpart tries to give him a 'reeferino.'


Reeferino appears to be a doobie - also referred to as a joint.

'It’s legal here,' Canadian Ned tells his American counterpart. Ned quickly retorts: 'They warned me Satan would be attractive. Let's go!'

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