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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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Alex de Renzy
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Cast overview:
Steve Kramer Steve Kramer ... Himself - Warden
Vernon Hahn Vernon Hahn ... Himself - 1st Customs Man
Walter Pardaen Walter Pardaen ... Himself - 2nd Customs Man
George Brokaw George Brokaw ... Himself - 3rd Customs Man
Walter Potts Walter Potts ... Himself - 4th Customs Man
Matthew O'Connor Matthew O'Connor ... Himself - Narcotics Agent
Craig Murphy Craig Murphy ... Himself - Citizen
Jerry Levitan Jerry Levitan ... Himself - Attorney
John Ballestrasse John Ballestrasse ... Himself - Bondsman
Anonymous Anonymous ... Himself - Dealer
Roger & Gina Roger & Gina ... Themselves - Couple
John Kaplan John Kaplan ... Himself - Law Professor
Alex de Renzy Alex de Renzy ... Himself
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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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Documentary

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PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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April 1972 (USA) See more »

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California, USA See more »

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Mono

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Color
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A Lot of Information But Way Too Long
7 December 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Weed (1972)

** (out of 4)

Before making a career with porn movies, director Alex de Renzy made several documentary films with this one here taking a look at that green plant. Of course, the title gave that away, didn't it?

This documentary, in its uncut form, runs 112-minutes and there's no question that de Renzy wanted to give you all sorts of information on the subject but for the life of me I didn't see the need for this thing to run so long. The version released by Something Weird Video is missing fifteen-minutes and I can't help but think that would be preferred to this one in regards to entertaining.

As I said, I can appreciate there being a lot of information here. Not only do we get interviews with potheads but we also hear from the other side of the issues. We get interviews with cops, people against the legalization of weed and those who feel that it would help making it legal. We even get a segment where the director travels to Vietnam during the war to interview our troops about grass! This leads to more information about weed and its prices throughout the world.

Again, everything you'd want to know about weed is here but at the same time the film is just rather lifeless and not all that interesting. I doubt even potheads would find this all that entertaining just because of how long it drags on plus the fact that a lot of information repeats itself.


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