When most people think of weed movies, films like “The Big Lebowski,” “Pineapple Express” and the “Harold and Kumar” franchise likely come to mind. But over the last several years, as marijuana legalization continues to spread across the country alongside decriminalization efforts, some fantastic documentaries have debuted that challenge the idea that weed entertainment is restricted to stoner comedies.
From nuns who grow to Fab 5 Freddy’s look into how American music was shaped by weed, there’s a story for everyone
This is an informative, bittersweet documentary that is deeply human.
Published April 20, 2021 5:38PM (EDT)
Rolling Papers (Netflix)
Great Grass, Big Benefits!
Interesting fact: probably offers the most extensive overview of the industry there is
Director: Seth Finegold
Project Storm is pretty awesome for UK viewers. Would love to get a showing of it put on in Belfast, add me on Facebook, Noel Johnzey Johnston. CISTA (Cannabis is Safer Than Alcohol)
Interesting fact: the narrator is the actor Woody Harrelson
Nice one Mark, thanks for sharing too!
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There’s almost nothing as satisfying as watching a movie while stoned. So why not make your next stoner movie session a stoner documentary session? Get high and learn about cannabis – that sounds like the perfect way to spend an evening.
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Medical marijuana research is primarily conducted on animals, while human studies fall behind. Marijuana has displayed cancer-fighting capabilities in preliminary research, but no long-term studies have been performed. However, there is a wealth of anecdotal evidence on treating humans with cannabis. Weed the People takes a look at specific instances where medical marijuana has helped cancer patients go into remission or improve their ability to tolerate chemotherapy. Weed the People also discusses the factors that have affected legalization including discrimination and a deeply held stigma against the plant.
The emerging cannabis industry is bringing a range of job opportunities to the workforce. Rolling Papers takes a look at how legalization has affected one particular forward-thinking newsroom in the cannabis market. The documentary focuses on the journey of Ricardo Baca, The Denver Post’s first-ever cannabis editor. Rolling Papers chronicles Baca’s journey in hiring multiple pot critics and the obstacles that face professionals in the stigmatized marijuana industry. Rolling Papers is a worthy documentary for cannabis enthusiasts searching for insight into how cannabis became a global phenomenon and where the industry is headed.
Netflix has continuously put out pro-pot documentaries showcasing the science and stories behind medical and recreational marijuana. While many lawmakers and individuals still fear the effects of cannabis, these important documentaries are showing the relative innocuousness of this intoxicating plant. If you’re ready to learn about cannabis while consuming weed, there’s plenty of material to watch on Netflix and other streaming platforms.
5. Weed the People
If you’re like CTU, you love watching documentaries, so why not take a look at 7 Must-Watch Pot Documentaries on Netflix? Marijuana documentaries provide new and experienced users with revealing insight into how the new industry works. From social inequity to the enormous financial gains at stake, marijuana documentaries provide a changing narrative for a developing cannabis industry. Netflix features multiple cannabis-related documentaries that highlight the cultural and economic effects of the burgeoning industry. Grab some popcorn, settle into your couch, and check out these seven educational and entertaining pot documentaries on Netflix to learn more about your favorite plant.
Snoop Dogg has become a music, cultural, and cannabis icon. In Reincarnated, Netflix viewers can see the metamorphosis of Snoop Dogg from rapper to reggae artist. In the documentary, Snoop Dogg travels through Jamaica to discover the Rastafarian culture. Snoop Dogg collaborates with producers to chart new territory. His penchant for weed provides an insightful account of modern-day cannabis culture in its many forms. Check out this documentary if you’re a fan of hip-hop, cannabis, and reggae.
4. Drug Lords
Murder Mountain is a riveting and intriguing tale about the death of Garret Rodriguez, a 29-year old marijuana grower who mysteriously went missing. This pot documentary highlights the veil of secrecy and lawlessness that exists in some pockets of the Emerald Triangle, a region in Northern California known for its cannabis cultivation that can sometimes turn deadly. Interviews with locals and law enforcement reveal a dark underbelly to the emerging legalized market. In an industry with seemingly unlimited market potential, unscrupulous individuals will do whatever it takes to get their share of the “green rush.”
Grass is Greener takes a socially conscious approach to discussing marijuana legalization. The documentary was directed by Fab 5 of Yo! MTV Raps fame. Celebrity guests such as B-Real, Damian Marley, Snoop Dogg, and Killer Mike talk about the benefits of marijuana and its painful history in minority communities. Grass is Greener is an excellent introductory documentary for novice users about the cannabis law developments of the 20th century. If you’re looking for a music-heavy focus on marijuana history, check out this riveting weed documentary.