The New Normal: Spike Jonze Creates a Very Short Film About America’s Complex History with Cannabis

In two short min­utes, direc­tor Spike Jonze takes you from the hemp farms of George Wash­ing­ton to Reefer Mad­ness and Amer­i­ca’s long, cost­ly pro­hi­bi­tion against cannabis–a pro­hi­bi­tion that’s now get­ting dis­man­tled state by state. Nar­rat­ed by actor Jesse Williams, the short was made for Med­Men, an Amer­i­can pub­licly trad­ed com­pa­ny that pro­vides “a wide range of … high qual­i­ty cannabis prod­ucts.” Wel­come to the new nor­mal.…

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Spike Jonze’s Stop Motion Film Haunt­ing­ly Ani­mates Paris’ Famed Shake­speare and Com­pa­ny Book­store

Reefer Mad­ness, 1936’s Most Unin­ten­tion­al­ly Hilar­i­ous “Anti-Drug” Exploita­tion Film, Free Online

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  • Jaime N Mount says:

    Is this not pro­pa­gan­da in a sense? So, it’s fund­ed by a group who makes mon­ey off of sell­ing it, and it does­n’t even address all of the actu­al facts about it’s use. Just that it’s “amaz­ing”. Not what I have wit­nessed first hand from it’s use and over-use. NO thank you. How about unbi­ased dis­cus­sion and look­ing at the stud­ies that are now com­ing out regard­ing it’s use. Sure, it should­n’t be ille­gal, but it’s been abused great­ly in our coun­try for decades and it’s prop­er­ties are men­tal­ly addict­ing. I’m just not into and frankly appalled at the push for it to be big busi­ness. There are a hun­dred much safer and bet­ter herbal solu­tions for pain and well­ness that I can think of. Why not pro­mote them? I’m per­son­al­ly high­ly aller­gic to the plant itself so I’ve been get­ting extreme­ly sick being in pub­lic with it being smoked every­where (which is still ille­gal to do but I guess if you can’t stop to be con­sid­er­ate to oth­ers and not smoke it every­where then you’re an addict eh?). I just wish peo­ple would be more con­sid­er­ate about their use and not also throw cbd oil in every­thing as well as there are seri­ous aller­gies to those things, it’s not for every­one and it should be a choice, not forced upon you.

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