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420: The Documentary (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Crime, History | 27 July 2013 (USA)
Thousands peacefully smoke pot at 420 events - a stark contrast next to stories of college students, and others, who have been arrested, shot by police, and even murdered for mere possession of pot.


Amy Povah


Amy Povah
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Credited cast:
James Ball James Ball
David Chavez David Chavez
Becky Lea Goodman Becky Lea Goodman ... (as Becky Lee Goodman)
Steven Hager ... Self
Samara Kelly Samara Kelly
Nathaniel Peart Nathaniel Peart
Margaux Calla Susi ... (as Margaux Susi)
Ryan Vanduzer Ryan Vanduzer


"Seven youthful people (representing the nation's 'youth') question why our government is still arresting people for mere possession of marijuana, even though our last three presidents, and many politicians smoked pot in their youth. Footage from 420 civil disobedience festivals is juxtaposed against ironic statements from politicos who continue to misrepresent the truth - supposedly out of concern for the very youth who have fallen prey to marijuana prohibition laws. To underscore this hypocrisy, 420 illuminates stories of college students, and others,who have been arrested, shot by police, and even murdered for mere possession of pot. 420 scans the history of pot - from the 30s to present day - exposing how the public has been duped, over and over by false propaganda and political agendas. Numerous law enforcement retirees provide shocking commentary and outspoken regret over a policy they helped enforce, only to realize it was a tragic mistake they now want to reverse. Written by Amy Ralston Povah

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Great film!
12 August 2013 | by amyray007See all my reviews

Does a great job exposing how society has been duped, over and over by political interests. This would be a great film for both the young and older generations to watch together - it covers the gamut of today's youth, freely smoking pot at 420 events, but then shows numerous victims who have been arrested and even shot for mere possession of pot!

Then, the film takes everyone on a historical journey that spans from the 30s to current day. It is obvious that our federal government has misled society with regard to whether marijuana has any medicinal properties. Clearly - it does, yet the DEA and other government agencies continue to suppress that information. 420 shatters the concept that our current pot policy is one that any rational person can continue to support.

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