Almost any movie can be considered a so-called ‘stoner movie’ when you are high. However, there are also several movies about cannabis itself that are a must-watch if you are a true weed enthusiast in 2020.
We’re not talking about comedic movies like Pineapple Express. We’re talking about all-absorbing movies and documentaries, many of which have been instrumental in helping decriminalize marijuana.
Movies About Cannabis You Need to Know About
Does cannabis have medicinal properties that Big Pharma will do anything to suppress?
At present, the medical industry is finally starting to explore the therapeutic benefits of marijuana. However, some have known for decades that cannabis is capable of treating patients suffering from everything from epilepsy to fibromyalgia.
Do you know just how life-changing cannabis can be for people with chronic illness? If not, some of our top 5 movies about cannabis will help raise your awareness.
High: The True Tale of American Marijuana
When you are chilling over the weekend with your favorite Sativa or Indica strain, you don’t want a documentary that is too heavy on drama. Thankfully, High: The True Tale of American Marijuana, mixes some red pill cannabis facts, with strong undertones of humor.
First hitting audiences in 2008, High: The True Tale of American Marijuana, predates marijuana becoming legal in several states. However. This doesn’t make the message of the documentary any less relevant.
Watch to learn how the DEA and Big Pharma colluded for decades to criminalize people using cannabis therapeutically. Learn too about how the U.S. ran a several decade’s long propaganda campaign against marijuana, that Americans are only today starting to see through.
The God Plant
Did you know that until the last century, cannabis had been used medicinally for over 5,000-years? Moreover, did you know that marijuana is the only plant known to science, that contains several biologically active ingredients that have direct medicinal effects on the human body?
In the 2018 documentary The God Plant, audiences learn just how effective cannabis can be for treating everything from cancer to epilepsy. The documentary also reveals how the presence of the Endocannabinoid system in humans, seems to suggest that cannabis was always meant to be used medicinally.
Assassin of Youth
In The God Plant and High: The True Tale of American Marijuana, audiences learn how governments have intentionally suppressed the truth about cannabis for most of the past century. Assassin of Youth, though, exemplifies this, by taking audiences right back to the 1930s.
First released in 1937, Assassin of Youth was an early anti-drug propaganda movie. Its purpose was to highlight the supposed moral dangers of marijuana. However, today, the movie is almost comical in how it depicts 1930’s American attitudes toward marijuana. This makes the film a unique stoner comedy, that is best enjoyed with heavy Indica cannabis strains.
Reefer Madness (1936 & 2005)
Widely considered the first true anti-drug propaganda movie, Reefer Madness is a 1936 cannabis cult classic.
Popular for the same reason that Assassin of Youth is still popular, Reefer Madness transports audiences back to the drug-fearing 1930s. However, unlike with Assassin of Youth, Reefer Madness is also available as a 2005 remake. This being the case, if you are not a fan of grainy black and white celluloid, you can enjoy a more modern interpretation of the movie in full color.
Super High Me
You’ve heard of 2004’s hit Morgan Spurlock documentary Super Size Me. It’s the one where Spurlock goes an entire month, just eating McDonald’s. However, did you know that there is also a Super High Me?
Released in 2008, Super High Me follows comedian Doug Benson as he spends 30-days continuously smoking marijuana and 30-days free of weed. In doing so, Benson shines a spotlight on several myths associated with cannabis, while even being the first American officially tested for extrasensory powers of perception when high.
Other Top Movies About Cannabis
Not in the mood for a marijuana documentary? If not, make sure to give comedic gold movies like Last Friday, Dazed and Confused, and The Big Lebowski a spin.
Just remember that research shows that blazing at the weekend is still detectable in drug tests come Monday morning. This being the case, make sure to detox afterward if drug screenings are common in your workplace.