What are some of the best cannabis documentaries available to watch in 2021?
Good thing for you, we have compiled a list of interesting and eye opening cannabis documentaries to watch while smoking some buds. You will find some are available on Netflix & Hulu, and others are available on Youtube. Have fun and enjoy!
The Union: The Business Behind Getting High
The film explores the growth, sale and trafficking of cannabis. The documentary examines the underground market by interviewing growers, police officers, criminologists, psychologists, economists, doctors, politicians and pop culture icons, revealing how the trade is booming despite being a criminal enterprise. The history of cannabis and the reasons for its present prohibition are discussed, often comparing it to the prohibition of alcohol in the United States in the 1920s, suggesting that gang drug warfare and other negative aspects associated with cannabis are a result of prohibition, not the drug itself.
Weed The People
Cannabis has been off-limits to doctors and researchers in the US for the past 80 years, but recently scientists have discovered its anti-cancer properties. Armed with only these laboratory studies, desperate parents obtain cannabis oil from underground sources to save their children from childhood cancers. “Weed the People” follows these families through uncharted waters as they take their children’s survival into their own hands. Some of their miraculous outcomes beget the unsettling question at the heart of the film: If weed is truly saving lives, why doesn’t the government want people to access it?
Emperor of Hemp: The Jack Herer Story
This documentary chronicles the life of Jack Herer and his struggle for awareness and enlightenment of cannabis sativa, a.k.a. marijuana or hemp. His research into this plant culminates in his writing The Emperor Wears No Clothes: The Official Hemp Bible. He has dedicated his life to educating people about the history and many utilizations of hemp, the conspiracy against it, and ending marijuana prohibition.
The Culture High
The Culture High is a 2014 feature-length documentary film directed by Brett Harvey. It is about the marijuana prohibition and the war on drugs in United States. It is the sequel of the 2007 The Union: The Business Behind Getting High. It premiered at the 2014 Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival. The Culture High won Best Documentary and was nominated for Best Screenwriter Non-Fiction, Best Overall Sound and Best Narrator at the 2015 AMPIA Awards. It was also nominated for Best Feature Length Documentary Program, Best Cinematography in a Documentary Program or Series, and Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program or Series at the 2015 Leo Awards, and for Best Documentary at the 30th Warsaw International Film Festival.