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The Union: The Business Behind Getting High 2007,  Unrated)
The Union: The Business Behind Getting High
Warning:
Racism
Drug use (marijuana, heroin)
Needles


Covers the subject of cannabis' health effects, medicinal use, and its historical and contemporary relationship with the pharmaceutical industry. Also takes a rarely seen tour of the production industry.

Thorough, covers a lot of information I haven't seen repeated anywhere else.
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Grass 1999,  R)
Grass
A beautifully presented collage of old educational videos, propaganda films, and complete political and legal history of cannabis in the United States. Really acute delivery allow the life history of the drug to be very comprehensive.

Would have liked to see them include more about economic and social aspects, but then we wouldn't need "Hemp Revolution" (1996). Sort of makes it seem like Harry Anslinger was a one man show, and he didn't have the paper industry behind him (b/c we didn't cover economics >_>).
3
Hemp Revolution 1995,  Unrated)
Hemp Revolution
Warning:
Racism


Complete overview of the hemp plant's history and future as a major economic player in the paper and textile industry, and presented as the savior of failing lumber, and fiber industries. Educational.

More interviews should be conducted with people who are shoulder deep in fields.
4
Super High Me 2007,  R)
Super High Me
Totally fails to make a point, but amusing.
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Cocaine Cowboys 2013,  R)
Cocaine Cowboys
Warning
Drug use
Firearms
Blood

Iunno, I wish there was more historical context, and stuff actually about cocaine. It's just about the relationships among the coke cartel.
6
Cocaine Cowboys 2 2008,  Unrated)
Cocaine Cowboys 2
Less interested in seeing this after seeing the first one.
7
Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street 1999,  Unrated)
8
American Drug War: The Last White Hope 2007,  Unrated)
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Heroin Town 2004,  Unrated)
10
Superfly: The True Untold Story of Frank Lucas the American Gangster 2007,  Unrated)
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High: The True Tale of American Marijuana 2008,  Unrated)
12
In Pot We Trust 2007,  Unrated)
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Hemp for Victory 1942,  Unrated)
14
Emperor of Hemp: The Jack Herer Story 2000,  Unrated)
15
Waiting to Inhale 2003,  Unrated)
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Pablo Escobar: King of Coke 2 2009,  Unrated)
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Cocaine Wars 1986,  R)
18
Raw Opium 2011,  Unrated)
Raw Opium
Warning:
Drug use

That was profoundly boring.
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Opium War 2008,  Unrated)
20
The Substance: Albert Hofmann's LSD 2012,  Unrated)
21
Last Hippie Standing 2008,  Unrated)
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What If Cannabis Cured Cancer 2011,  Unrated)
What If Cannabis Cured Cancer
A rare review of the actual medical research being done, that more or less stays away from pot culture, and doesn't sound like it was written as a msg by whiny potheads addressing the government.

Points allotted for: I haven't seen a documentary yet that ever covered what the cannabis plant uses cannabinoids for. Resistence of UV light - UV light is radiation that acts as a DNA solvent and ultimately preforms the same attack as cancers, viruses, and system wasting - the things cannabis has been used to treat.
23
American Meth 2007,  Unrated)
24
Meth: A County In Crisis 2006,  Unrated)
25
Ibogaine 2004,  Unrated)
26
The Shaman & Ayahuasca 2010,  Unrated)
27
Ayahuasca (Liana de los Espiritus) 2005,  Unrated)
28
Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey 2010,  Unrated)
29
DMT: The Spirit Molecule 2010,  PG)
DMT: The Spirit Molecule
Not interesting, not engaging, and very cluttered with personal experiences. Disorganized. Just incredibly weak effort in presenting what is pretty much the most easily fascinating subject.
30
Ancient Drugs 2006,  Unrated)
Ancient Drugs
Slow and general. Information is very shallow.
31
Sister Helen 2001,  Unrated)
32
The Self-Destruction of Gia 2002,  Unrated)
33
Sins of My Father (Pecados de mi padre) 2009,  Unrated)
34
Through a Blue Lens 1999,  Unrated)
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The House I Live In 2012,  Unrated)
The House I Live In
Documentary covering the failures of the American war on drugs.

Kind of dispassionate. Sidelines the racial implications of the war. Actually states that the war on drugs equalizes poor people, regardless of race, ignoring the fact that poverty and incarceration both affect blacks and minorities ...what, 4x more? than whites. Don't pretend not to see that.

Barely divulges any new data, and focuses largely on crack.
36
How To Make Money Selling Drugs 2013,  Unrated)

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