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The history of the American government's war on marijuana in the 20th century.

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This film explores the history of the American government's official policy on marijuana in the 20th century. Rising with xenophobia with Mexican immigration and their taste for smoking marijuana, we see the establishment of a wrong headed federal drug policy as a crime issue as opposed to a public health approach. Fueled by prejudice, hysterical propaganda and political opportunism undeterred by voices of reason on the subject, we follow the story of a costly and futile crusade against a substance with debatable ill effects that has damaged basic civil liberties. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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$21,578 (USA) (2 June 2000)

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$313,039 (USA) (15 September 2000)
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A Worthwhile Documentary
23 April 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

'Grass' obviously more or less documents America's war on cannabis and the various media angles used to 'educate' the masses on the dangers involving in using it. While the film is far from perfect, it does manage to capture some truly interesting moments in the history on the war on drugs. For instance, look for the funny cartoon commercial of a guy with a pot on his head, beating himself on the head (pot) with a utensil. ('Pot-head')

Good laugh. Quite informative and interesting. Overall, certainly worth the viewing time.

Rating - 7/10


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