GRASS ~ the documentary

Published April 2, 2008

WORDSLINGER’S NOTE: Perhaps I am taking a controversial stance in regards to this subject, but … it has never been my intention with this site to avoid controversy. Quite the opposite – I want to stir it up! So, here we go again …

Produced in 1999, Ron Mann’s documentary GRASS, narrated by Woody Harrelson (who else?), is an in-depth look at the history of marijuana in America since the early 20th century. Weighing facts and fiction, in ways funny and fascinating, this program is an eye-opening look at the eye-reddening herb.
Grass
Addressing the racial, religious, and political factors which have stirred up panic and misinformation over the last century, this documentary reveals the not-so-shocking fact that: reefer madness has never gone away. In fact, response to such propaganda and proselytizing, has only caused the use of this plant to increase exponentially – especially by users who enjoy sticking it to the man. (THE MAN – who lays down the law about grass before tilting back a few scotches.) The hundreds of billions of dollars the U.S. Government has spent (squandered) against this weed, have done nothing to stamp out usage. In fact, the more tenacious the tactics, the more police-state-like the enforcement, the more users have rebelled. Did prohibition work in the 20s and 30s?

As some states have decriminalized home use, and medical marijuana is becoming a more popular alternative to harder narcotics, perhaps the pendulum is starting to swing the other way. Times are changing, tides are turning, as a nation of intelligent people refuse to be force fed a diet of bullshit.

Just my opinion.

Watch the vid — very entertaining.