Explore the curious world of cannabis from the comfort of your couch
Are you curious about the world of cannabis and its impact on society? Of course you are. It’s a fascinating subject, and what’s perhaps even more fascinating (it’s not) is that you have to look no further to learn more, ‘cause we’ve got all the documentaries your little canna-bis-loving heart could desire.
From the critical examination of the war on drugs in “The Culture High” to the heartwarming stories of medical marijuana treatment in “Weed the People,” these 12 popular documentaries offer a diverse range of perspectives on the topic of marijuana.
Whether you want to dive into the history and cultural significance of the plant in “Grass” and “The Union: The Business Behind Getting High” or explore the science behind cannabis in “Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis,” the documentaries on this list will fix you right up.
“The Culture High”
This documentary takes a critical look at the war on drugs, specifically focusing on the criminalization of marijuana and the political, economic, and social impact it has had.
“Weed the People”
This documentary explores the use
of medical marijuana as a treatment for cancer and other illnesses, and follows the stories of several families who have chosen to use cannabis as medicine for their children.
“The Union: The Business Behind Getting High” (2007)
This documentary delves into the history of marijuana, its cultural significance, and the economics of the cannabis industry.
This documentary, narrated by Woody Harrelson, explores the history of marijuana and its impact on American culture and politics.
“Super High Me” (2007)
This comedic documentary, directed by and starring comedian Doug Benson, follows the comedian as he smokes marijuana every day for 30 days to investigate the effects of long-term use.
“Clearing the Smoke:
The Science of Cannabis” (2011)
This documentary explores the science behind marijuana, including its potential medical benefits and the effects of long-term use.
“The Botany of Desire” (2009)
This documentary, based on Michael Pollan’s book of the same name, explores the complex relationship between humans and plants, including marijuana.
“The House I Live In”
This documentary takes a critical look at the war on drugs, specifically focusing on the criminalization of drugs and the impact it has had on communities and individuals.
“Code of the West” (2011)
This documentary explores the ongoing debate over the medical use of marijuana and the politics surrounding it.
This documentary examines the booming marijuana industry in California and the people behind it.
“Reefer Madness” (1936)
OK, while this is not technically a document-tar, this classic propaganda film, produced by a church group, was originally intended to be shown to parents as a morality tale warning them of the dangers of marijuana. Today it is widely considered as a cult classic and a satirical representation of marijuana usage. So, it stays on the list as one of the options you should check out.
“The Legend of 420”
This documentary explores the origins of the term “420” and its significance in the world of marijuana culture.
You really can’t go wrong with these 12 popular cannabis documentaries, which offer a wide range of perspectives on the topic of marijuana and its impact on society. From the critical examination of the war on drugs and the criminalization of marijuana to the exploration of its medical benefits and the booming industry around it, these films provide a comprehensive understanding of the world of cannabis.
Whether you’re a cannabis enthusiast or just looking to learn more, these documentaries are a must-watch for anyone interested in the topic. And, as society continues to evolve and change its perspective on marijuana, these documentaries will serve as a valuable resource for understanding the past, present and future of cannabis.