Drugs & the Counterculture

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At the height of the Bush administration, Tommy Chong of Cheech and Chong was charged with selling bongs over the internet and sentenced to nine months in federal prison. As part of the government's $12 million 'Operation Pipe Dreams' drug paraphernalia sting operation, Chong, a vocal opponent of Bush's handling of the War on Terror, was singled out among 55 defendants to serve time. Filmmaker Josh Gilbert captures the post-prison, av...Read More
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The fun and fascinating story of harvesting, cultivation and smuggling of marijuana in America.
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Assassin Of Youth, the third major marijuana film of the 1930s, borrowed its title from an article written by Harry Anslinger, the head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, who succeeded in criminalizing the drug in 1937. Assassin of Youth, along with Marijuana and Reefer Madness, convinced the public that dope turned kids into sex crazed murderers. And with the evidence so compellingly presented here, who could doubt it?
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Hunter S. Thompson meets Barry McKenzie in this dark nonfiction comedy about a real-life, legendary but down-and-out tabloid television journalist who heads to Hawaii to film a marijuana travel series, only to become lost in a fog of drugs, sex and paranoia as he uncovers a secret government war to control the marijuana trade. The film touches on the controversial federal prosecution of marijuana advocate Roger Christie and his THC Mi...Read More
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Since 1983, acclaimed international cannabis cultivation writer Jorge Cervantes has sold over 500,000 copies of his book Indoor Marijuana Horticulture, while contributing common sense advice about marijuana growing to dozens of publications including a monthly Q+A column in HIGH TIMES. Now, for the first time, the worlds ultimate ganja guide brings his expertise to an instructional DVDtaking you step-by-step from seeds and clones to ...Read More
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Join HIGH TIMES for the world's biggest pot party in Amsterdam judging the world's top strains. The 20th Anniversary Cannabis Cup DVD is loaded with over 60 minutes of performances (exclusive Redman performance), interviews and non-stop smoking and judging of the biggest and best buds in the world. The Cannabis Cup is a week long celebration of marijuana in all forms. People of all walks of life from many different and diverse countri...Read More
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"Organized narcotics traffic is big business, and to get to the top, you've got to go to the bottom!" says sourpuss Lt. Lacey (a particularly dour, soon-to-be-dead PAUL KELLY) in this wonderfully lurid cross between a JD flick, Reefer Madness, and Dragnet from the pre-rock-'n'-roll be-bob bleakness of the 1950s, in which the search for a teenage junkie uncovers a small town festering with high-school hipsters eager to get Hooked.
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"Marijuana, 1968" features a glassy-eyed Sonny Bono as the host of this educational farce. This time around the filmmakers are going to give you the straight facts on pot smoking and let you decide whether or not to partake in this illegal activity. Did you know it's a fact that you can be so stoned you can forget you're driving a car? Did you know it's a fact that marijuana can give you a horrifying hallucinogenic trip that turns you...Read More
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Of all the filmmakers who toiled in the world of exploitation, no one made films as consistently rude, offensive, and jaw-droppingly outrageous as roadshow pioneer DWAIN ESPER, the man who made Maniac (1934) and Marijuana (1936). Written by Mrs. Esper, HILDEGARDE STADIE (who allegedly based the main character on an opium-smoking uncle), and filled with enough plot for a dozen exploitation movies, Narcotic claims to be dedicated to "Th...Read More
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Fans of vintage educational shorts will no doubt enjoy this feature produced by a company called Police Science, which combines elements of the juvenile delinquency and classroom-scare genres, and presents them in the manner of a police training film. Sternly narrated by ART GILMORE (and re-released in 1962 as The Dread Persuasion), The Narcotic Story chronicles the life of Joyce, a former "hype" -- classic drug slander for a user -- ...Read More
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Reefer Madness is a 1936 American propaganda film revolving around the melodramatic events that ensue when high school students are lured by pushers to try marijuana—from a hit and run accident, to manslaughter, suicide, attempted rape, hallucinations, and descent into madness due to marijuana addiction. The film was directed by Louis Gasnier and featured a cast of mainly little-known actors.
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Journalizing his final year before dying of cancer in May 1996, this documentary takes a sentimental walk down memory-lane to honor a man whose place in history is surely guaranteed. Probably best known for his oft-quoted (and misunderstood) 1960s phrase wherein Dr.Leary encouraged everyone to "turn on, tune in and drop out", the filmmakers sought to capture the real man behind the legend; vox-pops with friends, colleges and family pe...Read More