Despite its controversial motivation, Kingsman doesn’t portray pot users as silly stereotypes. Eggsy’s loyal girlfriend, Princess Tilde (Hanna Alström), succumbs to the drug after the two have a bitter argument that could mark the end of their relationship. His friend Liam (Thomas Turgoose) is just chilling at home minding his business, looking to take his mind off things for a bit. Clara (Poppy Delevingne), a woman who tries to hook up with Eggsy on his way to Poppyland, is hanging out at a Woodstock-type concert, so when in Rome, amirite? And Tequila (Channing Tatum), the Southern charmer working with Kingsman competitor Statesman, which teams up with Kingsman in the film, is stricken just when they're about to set off on their mission. I mean, no decent person would let anything happen to Channing Tatum, right?
But the film’s most crucial statement comes when we learn that Chief of Staff Fox (Emily Watson), right hand woman to the US President (Bruce Greenwood), becomes afflicted with Poppy’s mystery drug. Turns out POTUS is working with Poppy to annihilate drug users everywhere, and Fox’s diagnosis is a nuisance to him. The revelation, however, comes after Fox somberly tries to explain that she resorted to the drug in order to remain steady in her stressful job trying to keep the Oval Office in check. She didn't just smoke for pleasure, but self-medication. The Commander-in-Chief still banishes her with the others to extended quarantine in an incubator.