Intro: Documentaries about Weed
There are so many documentaries about weed and cannabis. If you’re looking for some more info on the plant, this list is for you. These documentaries discuss the culture of cannabis and its legalization all over the world. They also explore the medical benefits of marijuana and how it can be used to help people who suffer from chronic illness. So read on to find a documentary that will interest you!
1. Kings of Cannabis - Documentaries about Cannabis
You might not know who Arjan Roskam is, but you've probably smoked his weed. For over two decades, he's been breeding the most famous marijuana strains in the world- like White Widow and Super Silver Haze- to name a few.
In 1992 he opened his first coffee shop in Amsterdam and since then he's won 38 Cannabis Cups for his skillful marijuana breeding. He has dubbed himself the King of Cannabis, raking in millions of dollars a year from Green House Seed Company.
VICE joins Arjan and his crew of strain hunters in Colombia to look for three rare weed strains. They trudge up mountains and cross dangerous military checkpoints to find these strains - landraces that have been genetically pure for decades. As the world continues its trend away from criminalization, Arjan is poised at the forefront of the legitimate international seed trade.
2. Cannabis: A Lost History - Cannabis Documentary
Cannabis was used by various ancient civilizations, such as the Mesopotamians and Hindus. In China’s Shang Dynasty (1600-1100 BCE), people chewed cannabis seeds for a euphoric effect from the tetrahydrocannabinol in them that caused feelings of giddiness or lowered inhibitions. The Hindu god Shiva is shown smoking it on many occasions through sculptures and paintings depicted during temple visits all over India.
We'll explore the longstanding relationship between human beings and cannabis, dating back to ancient Asia up until the 20th century when it was banned.
3. Jamaica Cannabis - Documentaries about Weed
In this video, we explore marijuana culture in Jamaica. We'll talk about the history of cannabis in Jamaica and the current laws, then meet some Jamaicans who are making ganja-infused products.
We'll also take a tour of the island to explore how cannabis is impacting the society and economy.
4. The Power Of Cannabis - Medical Marijuana Documentary
Cannabis is an important resource for Canada. One of the most profitable industries in Canada, cannabis can be worth more than $20 billion a year! With such large profits, it's no wonder that organized crime starts to take notice and commit crimes to get their hands on these massive amounts of money from the marijuana industry. Nowadays it's not just ignored but also vitally needed by our national economy as well- so much so that we have decided to investigate this absolute documentary about bud production starting at where weed was first grown in BC Kootenay Mountains back when draft dodgers planted "BC Bud" there during the 1960s.
5. Grassroots: The Cannabis Revolution - Medical Marijuana Documentary
‘GrassRoots: The Cannabis Revolution’ is a feature-length and one-hour documentary exploring the medicinal use of cannabis, the patients involved & their campaign to change UK law. Over 3 years, ‘GrassRoots’ character driven, vérité approach explores our subject's lives and why they seek this change in legislation. With unrestricted access we lift the lid on those within the UK cannabis movement - a subculture of politically motivated campaigners who are forced to break laws for their medication choice. Clark French is 30 years old with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Every day he battles against his debilitating condition but also social stigma and prohibitive legislation that stops him from accessing what could be most effective treatment for MS sufferers like himself; marijuana aka 'grass'. A hunger for helping similarly afflicted people birthed an urgent need to fight against these restrictive laws - which have been enforced since 1971 when smoking was considered bad no matter what your ailment or age.
We follow Clark and other campaigners as they fight on the front lines to protest in various places around the UK. We also investigate Britain's drug laws, and show how negative perceptions of cannabis is changing when we go behind-the-scenes into California, Colorado, Holland 'n' Spain. Where people are committed to fighting against the odds even with their ill health or a criminal conviction - for what they believe in!
6. Cannabis Rights: Weed or Die - Documentaries about Weed
Cannabis Rights is a documentary that explores the rights and the legacy of cannabis in America, what it means to them today, and if things will change with its legalization.
7. Marijuana: A Second Class Addiction - Documentaries about Weed
Marijuana is considered a second class addiction. The film sets out to investigate the popular misconception that it is not possible to become dependent on or addicted.
MASCA, however, does not have any intentions of tackling the debate around marijuana's national legalization-it just wants people who are unaware of its addictive properties and how it can harm them and their loved ones to be aware from watching this documentary.
8. Marijuana Victims: Colorado. The legacy of cannabis legalisation - Documentaries about Weed
In contrast to the old days, marijuana has become as popular and accessible as ever in the US. But many studies and evidence show that cannabis can be dangerous. In 2012, Colorado became one of the first states to legalize weed for recreational use which led to more cannabis use by young people like Johnny Stack who committed suicide at only 19 years old after using a high-THC product with very potent levels of THC--the primary psychoactive compound in marijuana. In recent times, modern strains have increased from 2% THC up until 25%.
The long-lasting adverse effects of cannabis include addiction and mental illness. It was found that Johnny developed psychosis, something his mother attributes to marijuana abuse. "He just couldn't stop," she says in the RT documentary's report after going to Colorado and meeting parents whose children have died because of weed as well as young people who are fighting their own addictions.
Conclusions: Documentaries about Weed
Hopefully this list of documentaries about weed will give you a new perspective on cannabis from the cultural, medial and legal perspectives. If you want to learn more about cannabis and its history, these documentaries will give you all the information you need.
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