Reviews and Festivals
Best of 2016, Science Books and Films
"Editor's Choice. Very highly recommended...Well-balanced and timely presentation and discussion of past, present, and proposed laws and regulations regarding marijuana for medicinal and/or recreational use and decriminalization in several states."
— Science Books and Films (AAAS)
"Recommended. A good way to start the discussion on the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana and other drugs. Through interviews with doctors, lawyers, police officers, marijuana distributors, addiction specialists, and advocates on both sides of the issue, this evenhanded program introduces a complex and controversial issue."
— Booklist (ALA)
"Timely for students and adults. Though this documentary focuses on California, the debate on legalizing recreational marijuana is national, making this program relevant across the country. Advocates on both sides of the issue weigh in on the pros and cons of legalization...The program provides valuable information but no definitive answer. The debate goes on.”
— School Library Journal
"A balanced look at a complex issue...Recommended
for high school or college students as an introduction to the marijuana legalization battle, and could also be used as an example of how to research and write on such controversial issues."— Educational Media Reviews Online
"Insightfully wrought, compellingly told and ultimately highly thought-provoking. You will never look at the marijuana issue in the same way again."
— Julian Bushell, Founder, NonMultiplex Cinema
Sonoma International Film Festival
Newport Beach Film Festival
Jerome Film Festival