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Rolling Papers (2015)

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At ground zero of the green rush, The Denver Post became the first major media outlet to appoint a marijuana editor. Policy news, strain reviews, parenting advice and edible recipes are the new norm in the unprecedented world of pot journalism.

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In today's media, the status quo can flip so abruptly that news outlets are forced to reshape themselves. On January 1, 2014 as recreational marijuana explodes off the shelves of Colorado dispensaries, The Denver Post is telling the story. The Cannabist is the first pot section of a major newspaper and Ricardo Baca, the world's first marijuana editor sets out to report history in the making with a team of straight-laced staff writers and offbeat freelancers. Policy news, strain reviews, parenting advice and edible recipes are the new norm on a new beat: pot journalism. Legalization is an experiment for society and a risk for the dying industry of newspapers to hedge its bets on a new one.

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A good documentary about...Journalism...and about weed.
2 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

The trailer for the movie made it seem like this is mostly about marijuana, but that seems like a small subject from what I saw.

After Colorado makes Mary Jane legal, The Denver Post assigns an Editor to head up a new section of the newspaper design to capture this culture.

It's about a year in the life of this Journalism team as they investigate the pros and cons of this new situation. What's working, What's not working, comparing it to other countries that do it, plus and inside look at the men and woman involved in being in the stories and writing them.

Though it's a stretch to put this on the same level as such movies as Spotlight and Truth that recently came out and are about investigative journalism, still I think it will appeal to fans of Newspaper print.

Though the subject is on cannibals, Rolling Papers most thrilling moments are watching the journalist go after the story.

Good watch.


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