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The Stoned Ages

Drugs have played a role in our lives since well before recorded human history. History Channel’s ‘The Stoned Ages’ explores the history of drugs from the early cave dwellers who first stumbled upon psychedelic mushrooms to the over 6000-year-old tradition of opium cultivation in the East to a modern pharmaceutical industry with over 24,000 drugs on the market. . . . → See: The Stoned Ages


Taboo - Narcotics

Throughout human history, narcotics have been used as medicine and for pleasure, but those who use them can be stigmatized. When drug use is legal or accepted, is it still taboo? More than a century ago, Queen Victoria is said to have used marijuana to alleviate cramps. . . . → See: Taboo – Narcotics


Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How they Got that Way

HOOKED explores the world of illegal drugs, meeting with pharmacologists and scientists to learn exactly what effect they have on us and exploring the social and legislative changes that have transformed (and, some would argue, created) the drug culture of the 20th century. Outspoken advocates on both sides of the “war on drugs” illuminate this polarizing issue, and fascinating accounts and artifacts illustrate the role of drugs throughout history. . . . → See: Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How they Got that Way


Reefer Madness

Cautionary tale features a fictionalized and highly exaggerated take on the use of marijuana. A trio of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers to become addicted to “reefer” cigarettes by holding wild parties with jazz music. . . . → See: Reefer Madness


MARIJUANA: A Chronic History

The fight against drug use in America has been going on since the turn of the last century but the term “War on Drugs” only became part of our national dialogue in 1970 when it was first used by President Richard Nixon. The President later formed the DEA and started a push to outlaw drugs of all kinds. Among the most discussed drugs in this war is Marijuana. This special will look at the storied and strange history of Marijuana in America. . . . → See: Marijuana: A Chronic History


The Cannabis Years

BBC documentary on the history of Cannabis as projected by the mainstream media propaganda heralded by the hilarious ‘Reefer Madness’ in the late 20’s and how this viewpoint quickly changed to social acceptance among the masses as the media came under the influence of the cannabis years. . . . → See: The Cannabis Years


High, The True Tale of American Marijuana

HIGH takes a fresh look at this hot button issue and asks just how much this “war” costs Americans in money, stress, and even lives. High, The True Tale of American Marijuana. . . . → See: High, The True Tale of American Marijuana


Cannabis, Forgetting, and the Botany of Desire

So we’re going to talk a little bit about sex in your garden, and drugs, and rock and roll. I want to start by briefly explaining what I mean by the botany of desire, about my approach to plants and their relationship to people, and then get on to marijuana. Those who have the book, Botany of Desire, will recognize some of what I’m saying, at least at the start. But I then want to go a little bit deeper into what we’ve learned and what we’re learning about cannabis and the cannabinoid network and memory since the book has come out. We’re learning things actually almost every day about this very exciting area of brain science. . . . → See: Cannabis, Forgetting, and the Botany of Desire


Emperor Of Hemp

Whether you’re already a true believer, or you’re still not quite convinced, or you just plain haven’t been paying attention, “Emperor of Hemp” will open your eyes and mind to the true history of the incredibly beneficial hemp plant and to the dark secrets of marijuana prohibition. Film contains startling information from Jack Herer’s best-selling cult classic book “The Emperor Wears No Clothes.” Includes powerful narration by Emmy-winner Peter Coyote and outstanding music. . . . → See: Emperor Of Hemp


The Principle of Pot

Paul McKeever’s two part documentary titled “The Principle of Pot”, concerning individual freedom and the political strategies and campaigns of Marc Emery. Apart from sharing Emery’s early pro-liberty activism with the Freedom Party in London, Ontario, the documentary also presents a sympathetic explanation of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism, and gives viewers something of a history of the individual liberty movement in Canada. . . . → See: The Principle of Pot


Hemplands Conspiracy

From its introduction into our nation’s Colonial cornucopia, to its criminalization in more recent times, this two part series tell the shocking truth of the most amazing and maligned member of the plant kingdom, Cannabis sativa. This series features a rich archive of rare historic images and insightful observations by Ken Kesey, Dr. Thomas Clark, Gatewood Galbraith, Jack Herer, Woody Harrelson, Bill Maher and many others who follow the warp and weave of this fascinating, true story of how a simple green plant went from imported cash crop to sinister outlaw, to subsidized war hero, to counterculture dropout and may yet return as an environmentally friendly economic force once again. Includes two spellbinding full-length programs, rare photos, film and video, along with an unprecedented collection of interviews and appearances with the best-known, most credible agriculture and hemp authorities in the world today. . . . → See: Hemplands Conspiracy


Marijuana History 101

There has been a “drug culture” since the dawn of civilization. Sumerian cuneiform tablets from 3000 BC show a poppy harvest, as do ancient Egyptian scripts and Greek statues adorned with poppy crowns. Far more recently, Freud sung the praises of cocaine, which was included in the original recipe for Coca-Cola. But since the industrial revolution, drug use has changed dramatically, and society’s response to this–particularly in America–has been to demonize users and make drugs illegal. HOOKED explores the world of illegal drugs, meeting with pharmacologists and scientists to learn exactly what effect they have on us and exploring the social and legislative changes that have transformed (and, some would argue, created) the drug culture of the 20th century. Outspoken advocates on both sides of the “war on drugs” illuminate this polarizing issue, and fascinating accounts and artifacts illustrate the role of drugs throughout history. . . . → See: Marijuana History 101


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