Documentary on the history of the Prohibition of Marijuana
In this 2007 documentary the current policy of United States and Canada on marijuana prohibition is examined. Using interviews of both professional academics and marijuana aficionados this documentary raises questions on the hundred years of marijuana prohibition.
35 years after Nixon started the war on drugs, we have over one million non-violent drug offenders living behind bars.The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American history, the question has become, how much more can the country endure? Inspired by the death of four family members from “legal drugs” Texas filmmaker Kevin Booth sets out to discover why the Drug War has become such a big failure. Three and a half years in the making, the film follows gang members, former DEA agents, CIA officers, narcotics officers, judges, politicians, prisoners and celebrities. Most notably the film befriends Freeway Ricky Ross; the man many accuse for starting the Crack epidemic, who after being arrested discovered that his cocaine source had been working for the CIA.
AMERICAN DRUG WAR shows how money, power and greed have corrupted not just drug pushers and dope fiends, but an entire government. More importantly, it shows what can be done about it. This is not some ‘pro-drug’ stoner film, but a collection of expert testimonials from the ground troops on the front lines of the drug war, the ones who are fighting it and the ones who are living it.
Documentary from the history channel, a bit Reefer Madness-like in the sense that it is more of a Cocaine Madness movie, but it has interesting information nevertheless.
Rosalda is a small-scaled farmer who has no other option than to grow coca to stay alive. American and Colombian government join effort to fight drugs and insurgent groups by spraying pesticides over Rosalda’s single source of income; her quarter hectare of coca plantation.