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Director Brett Harvey’s documentary on the failed War on Drugs and marijuana prohibition, “Culture High” opens this weekend in New York, with more showings opening up around the country later this month.
From Village Voice film critic Chris Packham:

It’s strongly anti-prohibition, and the film’s structure favors that bias: Talking-head interview segments with former cops, marijuana smugglers, culture icons, comedians, and legislators address the counterintuitive benefits of marijuana prohibition to criminal enterprise. These are contrasted with video montages of completely ridiculous anti-drug propaganda that include clips of Fox News personalities, Nancys Reagan and Grace, stupid after-school specials and public service announcements intended to terrify children.

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Exclusive Interview: Adam Scorgie, Writer, The Union

By Anthony Martinelli
Special to Toke of the Town

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High is a groundbreaking documentary released in 2007, seen by millions, that focuses on the logistics of the illegal cannabis industry, as well as the history and harms of prohibition. Now the writer of that film is preparing to make the long-awaited follow-up, provided financial backing falls into place.
With interviews and quotes ranging from Harvard psychiatry professor Dr. Lester Grinspoon, to Fear Factor host Joe Rogan (“I didn’t start smoking pot till about five years ago; I thought pot made you stupid. Then I realized when I was like, 30 years old that I was tricked. I was like, you gotta be fucking kidding me!”), The Union has played a vital role in opening up the public conversation on cannabis law reform.
Now, five years later, a sequel is in the works, and as with most films independent of big studio dollars, “in the works” implies very boldly that a lot of work needs to be done. In this case, the makers of The Union are calling upon supporters to pre-purchase copies of its sequel, which would be titled The Culture High, in order to assure that it even gets made.