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Weed, Greed, and Legalization

Loridon, Stephanie
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For decades, marijuana was a key part of the counter-culture movement, dubbed ‘probably the most dangerous drug’ by President Reagan and detested by the establishment. But as the movement to ‘normalize’ it grows and more and more states chose regulation over prohibition, what happens when weed goes corporate? What impact does it have on violence, public health and state finances? Are the key beneficiaries big corporations? In Holland, the law protects consumers but not the sellers, who operate in a grey legal area. Legally-grown marijuana in America is now more competitive than the marijuana grown in Mexico and sold on black market. Petty dealers are being forced to sell harder products. Filmed in the United States, Canada, Uruguay, Mexico and Europe, this film profiles the experience of pioneer countries. Did legalization fulfil all the expectations it raised?

Weed, Greed, and Legalization.

Java Films, 2019.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2021.

Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.

Originally produced by Java Films in 2019.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

In English

Loridon, Stephanie, film director.; Deleu, Xavier, film director.

Java Films (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst
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