Wednesday 25/11/2015 November, 2015 by
"This is why I look so good, after 41 years in the game..."
Tonight’s documentary THE CULTURE HIGH is bought to you from the makers of the critically acclaimed 'The Union: The Business Behind Getting High', who clearly have found a subject they know well and decided to run with it for a second time. This time they bring you the profound exploration of one of the most prolific wars of our time, tearing into the very fibre of modern day marijuana prohibition to reveal the truth behind the arguments and motives governing both those who support and oppose the existing marijuana laws in the US in particular.
The debate over the legalization of marijuana rages all over the world, but there is no disputing the fact that billions of dollars are spent on our so-called "drug wars" and that arrests for mere possession of the drug number almost a million annually in the US alone.
Using hard facts, documentary footage and interviews, director Brett Harvey gives voice to both sides on this issue, and includes such vital concerns as the power of media to devastatingly shape the war on drugs and the unending greed of pharmaceutical companies who push far more dangerous prescription drugs at the public every day. It comes as no surprise that presidents dating back to Nixon and Reagan and both Bushes have demonised the use of pot, but Barack Obama - under whose administration drug-war expenditures and medical-marijuana raids have exceeded those of any other president, surprisingly – comes under heavy fire for his indecision and contrary attitudes when it comes to a drug that could in medical terms alone, offer very real comfort for millions.
Those who appear on camera include Sir Richard Branson, rapper Wiz Khalifa, Al Jazeera's Cara Santa Maria, and comedian Joe Rogan, who broke my heart when talking about the special needs of his challenged little boy.
So in celebration of sativa, I’ve decided to rank my top stoner flicks, in no particular order…