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Weed3: The Marijuana Revolution (2015)

”I see signs of a revolution everywhere.

I see it in the op-ed pages of the newspapers, and on the state ballots in nearly half the country. I see it in politicians who once preferred to play it safe with this explosive issue but are now willing to stake their political futures on it. I see the revolution in the eyes of sterling scientists, previously reluctant to dip a toe into this heavily stigmatized world, who are diving in head first. I see it in the new surgeon general who cites data showing just how helpful it can be.

I see a revolution in the attitudes of everyday Americans. For the first time a majority, 53%, favor its legalization, with 77% supporting it for medical purposes.”

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The Culture High (2014)

Journeying across the North American landscape, ”The Culture High” is the riveting story that tears into the very fibre of modern day marijuana prohibition to reveal the truth behind the arguments and motives governing both those who support and those who oppose the existing pot laws. With budgets to fight the war reaching billions and arrests for simple possession skyrocketing to nearly a million annually, the debate over marijuana’s legality has reached epic proportions. Utilizing the quirky yet profound nature of its predecessor, ”The Union: The Business Behind Getting High”, ”The Culture High” raises the stakes with some of today’s biggest names, unprecedented access to footage previously unobtainable, and incredibly moving testimonials from both sides of the spectrum. Top celebrities, former undercover agents, university professors and a slew of unforgettable characters from all points of view come together for an amusing yet insightful portrait of cannabis prohibition and the grasp it has on society as a whole. ”The Culture High” will strip search the oddity of human nature and dare to ask the question: What exactly is going on here? (text tagen från filmens officiella sida)

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The Culture High

Weed2: Cannabis Madness (2014)

”After sparking a national debate with his acclaimed documentary Weed, and op-ed ”Why I changed my mind on weed,” CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta delves deeper into the challenges of legalizing medical marijuana.

Weed 2 looks at U.S. federal laws that consider marijuana a drug with no medicinal value and serious scientists who say they’re wrong. It is the politics of pot – the politicians vs. the patients.

Legal in 20 states plus the District of Columbia, limited access to medicinal marijuana has caused significant battles between legislators and qualified patients seeking this type of treatment. Vivian Wilson, a 2-year-old girl suffering from chronic seizures, is one of those patients. Wilson made headlines in 2013 when her father confronted New Jersey Governor Chris Christie pleading ”please don’t let my daughter die” and imploring him to legalize medical marijuana in the state.

In the one-hour documentary, Gupta gets exclusive access to the journey of Vivian’s family who, along with many patients, are willing to do anything to get medical marijuana and face many legal challenges along the way. He meets with dozens of families dubbed “medical marijuana refugees” who have moved to Colorado, where pot is legal, to get medical marijuana for their sick children. Gupta also examines disparities in the U.S. government’s research into the benefits of medical marijuana and reports on groundbreaking discoveries in other countries. Gupta’s investigation takes him around the world looking for answers, including a rare inside look at a pharmaceutical company in the United Kingdom that is the only one in the world turning pot into a prescription drug.”

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Neurons to Nirvana (2013)

Through interviews with the world’s foremost researchers, writers, psychologists and pioneers in psychedelic psychotherapy, we explore the history of five powerful psychedelic substances (LSD, Psilocybin, MDMA, Ayahuasca and Cannabis) and their previously established medicinal potential.

Strictly focusing on the science and medicinal properties of these drugs. The filmmakers understand that this film touches on controversial territory but are committed in their belief in the message:

For the first time in two generations, the use of these drugs is not being presented as harmful or as self-indulgent, but as a rational and valuable addition to therapeutic practice.
Several well-respected researchers are conducting clinical trials to treat a range of afflictions:

PTSD, addictions and the psychological stresses suffered by late-stage terminal cancer patients. The initial results of all these studies are remarkable. Clients of licensed therapists are using psychedelics not as escape routes or addictive crutches, but in a quest for transformation, mental health, creativity, intellectual and spiritual enhancement and insight. (text tagen från den officiella sidan)

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Weed (2013)

”Over the last year, I have been working on a new documentary called ‘Weed.’ The title ‘Weed’ may sound cavalier, but the content is not.

I traveled around the world to interview medical leaders, experts, growers and patients. I spoke candidly to them, asking tough questions. What I found was stunning.

Long before I began this project, I had steadily reviewed the scientific literature on medical marijuana from the United States and thought it was fairly unimpressive. Reading these papers five years ago, it was hard to make a case for medicinal marijuana. I even wrote about this in a TIME magazine article, back in 2009, titled ‘Why I would Vote No on Pot).’

Well, I am here to apologize.”

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How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012)

A shockingly candid examination of how a street dealer can rise to cartel lord with relative ease, How to Make Money Selling Drugs is an insider’s guide to the violent but extremely lucrative drug industry. Told from the perspective of former drug dealers, and featuring interviews with rights advocates Russell Simmons, Susan Sarandon, and David Simon (creator of “The Wire”), the film gives you the lessons you need to start your own drug empire while exposing the corruption behind the ”war on drugs.” (text tagen från filmens facebooksida)

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The House I Live In (2012)

Samtidigt som USA strider på annat håll pågår ett långvarigt och förödande krig på hemmaplan. Efter mer än 40 år har ”kriget mot droger” skördat ett oräkneligt antal liv och slagit sönder hela samhällen. 45 miljoner amerikaner har satts i fängelse. Effekten? Droger är mer tillgängliga än någonsin. (text tagen från svt play)

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Breaking The Taboo (2011)

The War on Drugs has failed. After 50 years of prohibition, illicit drugs are now the third most valuable industry in the world after food and oil, all in the control of criminals. Drugs are cheaper and more available than ever before. Millions of people are in prison for drugs offences. Corruption and violence, especially in producer and transit countries, endangers democracy. Tens of thousands of people die each year in drug wars.

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DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010)

An investigation into the long-obscured mystery of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a molecule found in nearly every living organism and considered the most potent psychedelic on Earth. (text tagen från IMDB)

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The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007)

BC’s illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a business giant, dubbed by some involved as ‘The Union’, Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually. With up to 85% of ‘BC Bud’ being exported to the United States, the trade has become an international issue. Follow filmmaker Adam Scorgie as he demystifies the underground market and brings to light how an industry can function while remaining illegal. Through growers, police officers, criminologists, economists, doctors, politicians and pop culture icons, Scorgie examines the cause and effect nature of the business – an industry that may be profiting more by being illegal. (text tagen från IMDB)

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Sefyr: Sanningen om Cannabis (1998)

Politiskt ungdomsprogram som gick på SVT för ett par år sedan. Gjorde ett väldigt uppmärksammat program om cannabis. Detta blev fällt av granskningsnämnden för att vara för partiskt. (text tagen från Bubblare)

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