Marijuana. Weed. Ganja. Reefer. Bud. Grass. Herb. I could go on. There are many terms for pot. Up until very recently pot was part of the war on drugs in the United States. A few years back states started decriminalizing based on the public’s wishes.
Narrated by Robin Quivers, Jane Wells’ film delves into what the legalization in the state of Colorado looks like. What comes through loud and clear is that like most other things that government is involved in, the production and sale of weed has become increasingly corporatized. That plus it is becoming more popular. Many see it as ripe ground for capitalists to make a buck.
We see what the state looks like after the legalization of pot. Everyone, outside of government and law enforcement, seems to know tht the war on drugs is an utter failure. Pot has been legal in Colorado for five years. That includes pot in all its forms.
Much has been written about the new reality. What really goes down on a day to day basis. On the ground floor. With those involved. Businessmen, bartenders, budtenders, cops, barbers, and farmers. All those who are hands on with the drug.
Related topics like health and safety are part of this. Truths are sought; no matter how hard. It is not all hearts and roses. Rather there are some paying the price. In several different ways. This is put up against the benefits. Benefits in regard to the drugs ability as pain reliever for those needing it medically. Though that does not mean there are no consequences of the bad variety. How minorities are the ones paying the price. Still. Even though it is legal.
Colorado is now a state in which there are more legal pot shops than there are Starbucks. It is a changed place. This film encourages us to think about whether that is a good or bad thing.
Pot Luck is now available on VOD, so check it out to get a better understanding of the pluses and minuses of the legalization of cannibis.