Cannabis filmmaker on new documentary and smoking pot in front of Republican Tom Tancredo


Adam Hartle (left) with Tom Tancredo.

In January 2013, ex-Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo had promised to puff a joint on camera as part of a comedian/filmmaker’s movie about Colorado’s new marijuana laws should the measure pass — which it did.
Tancredo later welched on his bet under pressure from his family. But in Mile High — The COmeback of Cannabis, the now-completed documentary, which screens tonight through Thursday (with Hartle promising to give out free legal pot to adults 21 and over outside theaters), Tancredo watches as the director blazes.

“I lit up during an interview with [Tancredo] on day one of legal sales last January in one of the final scenes to our film,” the Florida-based Hartle notes via e-mail. He adds that he kept this get-together secret until just days ago “because the Republicans were using his support for A-64 against him [during his recent run for the GOP gubernatorial nomination]and I didn’t want to give them any fuel for their fear-mongering fire.”
Prior to the Republican primary, which Tancredo lost to another former U.S. Representative, Bob Beauprez, Hartle answered a series of questions about the movie, starting with Tancredo’s original bet, made prior to Amendment 64’s passage in November 2012.
Read the full interview with Hartle over at The Latest Word.