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Weed (1972)

PG | | Documentary | April 1972 (USA)

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Documentary about the prevalence and popularity of marijuana in the early 1970's. Featuring interviews with customs agents, a drug dealer, a law professor, and marijuana smokers, such ... See full summary »

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Steve Kramer ...
Himself - Warden
Vernon Hahn ...
Himself - 1st Customs Man
Walter Pardaen ...
Himself - 2nd Customs Man
George Brokaw ...
Himself - 3rd Customs Man
Walter Potts ...
Himself - 4th Customs Man
Matthew O'Connor ...
Himself - Narcotics Agent
Craig Murphy ...
Himself - Citizen
Jerry Levitan ...
Himself - Attorney
John Ballestrasse ...
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Anonymous ...
Himself - Dealer
Roger & Gina ...
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John Kaplan ...
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Alex de Renzy ...
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Documentary about the prevalence and popularity of marijuana in the early 1970's. Featuring interviews with customs agents, a drug dealer, a law professor, and marijuana smokers, such subjects as the growing, smuggling, smoking, selling, and legalization of marijuana are all addressed. Moreover, the filmmakers take us on a tour around the world to various places that include Mexico, Canada, Cambodia, Nepal, and Saigon, Vietnam in order to show the ubiquity and availability of marijuana all over the globe. Written by Woodyanders

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Surprisingly decent considering the fact its a 70s documentary from Something Weird Video
6 April 2007 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

Being a Something Weird release (not to mention the second feature to the absolutely berserk "The Acid Eaters"), I expected this to be a kitschy rambling on how "groovy" smoking weed is. Well, it is a bit, but its also surprisingly well researched and makes some credible arguments for legalization. Its not the definitive statement of the "legalize it" movement, but its much better than I assumed it would be. The only problem is Alex de Renzy (best known as director for some very rough porno films from the era when it was chic). Hes one of the worst interviewers I've seen in a film and makes Arsenio Hall look like Larry King. Also, the film is inevitably dated because many of those interviewed either come across as dirty hippie types or unhip authoritarian figures. This is very subjective reporting, but makes some credible arguments for legalization despite the fact it'll probably be viewed nowadays simply as camp. Fans of Ron Mann's "Grass" may be interested. (5/10)


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