TOP-11 Must-See Documentaries About Cannabis

TOP-11 Must-See Documentaries About Cannabis

What is marijuana? A dangerous drug or the ultimate cure that can save lives? Trying to find an answer, we picked the 11 most informative documentaries about marijuana, its economic, political and medical significance in various countries. All the selected pictures were filmed during the last eight years. The movies are listed in chronological order.

  1. The Culture High

Released in: 2015
Directed by: Brett Harvey

The Culture High is telling a story of marijuana legalization and gives us a wide view on both sides of this process. First, there is a cast of celebrities who are describing their own cannabis experience, professors and undercover agents who know the real facts about marijuana legalization. Secondly, there are numerous facts of governmental control on growing, producing and selling cannabis.

  1. Cannabis Inc.

Released in: 2014
Produced by: ABC Australia

A short documentary created by the ABC Australia’s “Foreign Correspondent” program takes a look at the process of weed legalization. The correspondent Ben Knight talks with the founders of Privateer Holdings, the very first private equity firm that invests its money in the medical cannabis production.

Still, the film lets you hear out both the anti- and pro-cannabis sides. In this movie, you can find all the different positions on the issue of marijuana legality. The movie ponders the question of whether it is safer to regulate marijuana or to keep it illegal.

  1. Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis

Released in: 2011
Directed by: Anna Rau

The film made by PBS tells about using marijuana for medical purposes. The documentary explains how weed can affect the human body and the brain, and how the plant can become a significant part of new treatments for diseases like epilepsy, chronic pain, and even cancer.

The video focuses on the benefits of using medical cannabis and shows the results of numerous scientific studies as a proof.

  1. A NORML Life

Released in: 2011
Directed by: Rod Pitman

One of the most famous marijuana-related documentaries, this movie is focused on the process of medical weed legalization in the U.S. The eponymous NORML is an abbreviation for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. The Washington-based non-profit is fighting for legalizing not only medical but recreational cannabis, too. A NORML Life tells you about various aspects of using medicinal cannabis in the U.S. in the most coherent way.

  1. Weed

Released in: 2013
Produced by: CNN

This video is not exactly a documentary, it is a CNN special report made by Dr. Sanjay Gupta. The short movie tells us the whole story of the marijuana prohibition, starting from 1937, and dispels the myths about the possible harm of using weed. Dr. Gupta’s attention is turned mainly to the usage of medical weed, and all the obstacles related to it. He tells about patients who found a relief in medical weed and the difficulties of getting access to prescribed cannabis.

There are tons of facts about cannabis effect on the human brain and body, how it can help to handle various diseases, etc. The most incredible and almost miraculous is a story of little Charlotte Figi, who is suffering from a very rare Dravet Syndrome. The girl and her parents found a relief from numerous epileptic seizures not in various traditional medications, but in cannabis oil.

  1. When we grow, this is what we can do

Released in: 2011
Directed by: Seth Finegold

The When we grow, this is what we can do film is focused on the problem of growing, producing and selling marijuana in the U.K. The movie tells about all the aspects of the weed business through a number of interviews with experts who speak about medical cannabis use, producing industrial hemp or choosing the right equipment for growing cannabis.

  1. What if Cannabis Cured Cancer?

Released in: 2010
Directed by: Len Richmond

The documentary focuses on one of the most debated questions on whether or not marijuana can be used as a cancer treatment. The film discovers numerous studies and real-life stories that reveal the truth about the relation between cancer cells and cannabinoids, and a possible impact of that link on treating the disease. If you are wondering about the future of cannabis as a medicine, this video will give you lots of intriguing things to think about.

  1. Marijuana Inc: Inside America’s Pot Industry

Released in: 2009
Directed by: Trish Regan

CNBC’s Trish Regan tries to explore the inner side of the marijuana production process. The main interest of the journalist is in the current cannabis capital of the U.S.―the Emerald Triangle in Northern California. The film tells us about the billion-dollar process of producing legal cannabis, and its correlation with the local laws.

  1. Should I Smoke Dope? (BBC)

Released in: 2008
Directed by: Ross Anderson & Nicky Taylor

This BBC’s documentary will give you the option to look at the marijuana world through the eyes of a citizen of Amsterdam. All the secrets and all the mysteries of Amsterdam cannabis world will be uncovered in the 49-minute video. The journalist Nicky Taylor, who is traveling to the Dutch capital, is investigating the consequences of legalizing weed, including her own experience of getting stoned in the middle of one of the most famous European countries.

  1. In Pot We Trust

Released in: 2007
Directed by: Star Price

The film investigates if cannabis can be a part of traditional treatments for different illnesses. Moreover, the documentary introduces people who are against weed legalization. See the full movie and draw your own conclusions.

  1. The Union – The business behind getting high

Directed by: 2007
Directed by: Brett Harvey

Do you want to find out how the entire marijuana industry works? Watch The Union and you will know that for sure. This video is one of the most informative cannabis-related documentaries that tell about the functioning of the cannabis industry in Canada.

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