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Weed the People

Weed the People is a movie starring Mara Gordon, Tracy Ryan, and Chico Ryder. Patients suffering from cancer, and their families, struggle against mean-spirited legislation, and the proclaimed goal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions...

Running Time
1 hours 37 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Abby Epstein
Actors
Mara Gordon, Angela Smith, Chico Ryder, Tracy Ryan
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Patients suffering from cancer, and their families, struggle against mean-spirited legislation, and the proclaimed goal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to roll back marijuana reforms in states such as California.

Comments about documentary «Weed the People» (8)

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Craig

It's not only the raw footage that is disturbing, it's the fact that it's so real, the very fact that the people being filmed are being interviewed makes you wonder how these people are able to endure the unspeakable torture of having their faces and bodies plastered across a big screen for two hours. The fact that people are taking these videos and putting them online because they think they will be able to "change the world" or because they have to do something for their sick children or grandchildren is sickening. It's disgusting. If you're a parent who has to take a day off to raise a sick child, go to that so called "Earth Day" and see this film. It's a really powerful film.

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Andrew Moreno

I have been fortunate enough to see the movie at the screening it was given at the Stony Brook University School of Film and Television. This film is a compelling portrait of what it's like to be a black journalist in America in the early 1970's. For me it's important to understand why we chose this topic for our film. The two women who came to our screening are amazing. On one hand they are very smart and interesting. On the other hand they are so real. The truth is very revealing. One of them is a sex worker. I never knew she was a sex worker until I saw the film. She did a really great job. On the other hand we have the real people in the film. We see their real struggles, their real life. The women who did the reporting have also done a great job. I was in a special section of the screening. There were a lot of people in that section. There were people from the Boston area. We also had people from other areas. It was really amazing to see the reactions of the people in the audience. It was really interesting to see how the people in the audience reacted to the film. There were a lot of people in the audience who didn't understand the subject matter at all. They were laughing at the film. It was interesting to see how much this topic was used in the film. The people who had no idea what the film was about were also laughing at the film. Overall, it was a really good film. It's a very unique experience to be able to see the film and hear the people's responses. I highly recommend this film to anyone who loves documentaries. This is one that I plan to see again. I would also recommend that people watch the movie with the subtitles on. It really adds to the realism of the movie. We also have the ability to show this film in different ways. There are two ways that the film can be viewed. The first is by the people who have never seen the film. In this way, the movie is a little more challenging. The second way to view the film is by the people who have seen the film. I highly recommend this film for anyone who wants to learn about the experiences of real people. It is also important for people to watch the film with the subtitles on. This is really a film that you have to see with an open mind. You have to see the film with an open mind because there is a lot of information that is really not explained in the film. It's not like you have to know everything. It is not like you have to know everything about the people in the film. We all have to see the film with an open mind and let go of some of the information that is presented in the film. If you do that, you will be very entertained. It is really a great film that really shows what is going on in the real world today. I would recommend this film to anyone who wants to learn more about the real people in the film. This is a really good film that is a little different. I would also recommend that people watch the film in English because we have the ability to make it in Spanish.

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John

This documentary is extremely well put together. It was very entertaining and informative. It's quite a journey, and the "chapters" are quite interesting. It's not the kind of documentary you watch, you know, "Do I really have to go through this? Well, yes, but I don't." It's more like "do I really have to go through this?" I do agree with other reviewers that there are a few minor errors. For instance, if it was set in the mid 90s, why did they have a cowboy in the movie? If it was set in the 70s, why did they have a dude in the movie? And some of the interviews, I think it was a little awkward. But overall, I really enjoyed it. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for something different.

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Samuel P.

This film tells the story of the World Cup and the fans who were involved in it. There are some great interviews with the players, their families and the fans. I found the film to be very informative and quite entertaining. I really enjoyed the documentary and I recommend it to fans of football.

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Matthew Boyd

I was very much looking forward to watching this documentary, however, after hearing that it was made by the Human Rights Foundation, I was worried it would be either anti-marijuana or anti-FDA. However, it was actually both, which is the main problem. It was very easy to dislike the film and not like it, but to find a few reasons for liking it, there were so many. I think that the main reason was that it was very insightful and very well done. The research into the marijuana plant was a good example. It showed the the chemicals in the plants were very different from what we normally see in marijuana. It also showed that some of the plants had little or no THC, the active ingredient of marijuana, and it showed that the levels were very high. I also liked the research done about the effects of marijuana on the brain. I especially liked that it showed that there were areas of the brain that have been shown to be linked to a person's willingness to take drugs, such as in people who have been given a "bad trip" (see my post about that). This was also something that was lacking in many studies that were done on people who had been given a bad trip. The main idea was that marijuana was causing people to be "more "or "less "addicted to it. The film was also very informative about the many problems that people had with the government, especially when it comes to marijuana. For example, it showed that people who are arrested for marijuana-related offenses tend to be more likely to get into trouble and then spend time in prison, compared to people who do not have marijuana in their possession. It also showed that the higher the number of times a person is arrested, the more likely that person is to be arrested for another crime. In my opinion, this film was very informative and very interesting. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the subject. I do have one negative comment about it, however. There were some parts in the film that I thought were very insensitive and offensive. For example, when one of the researchers, Dr. Eric J. Gordon, started talking about his personal experience with the Vietnam war, I found it very offensive. I also found it to be very insensitive to veterans and people who have served in the military. However, this was an example of the film being somewhat of an "open and shut" film. It was completely unbiased in its research and opinion. I would rate this film 9/10.

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Cynthia Holland

I can't understand how someone could rate this movie so low. Weed the People has the feel of a real documentary and it is very well put together. It doesn't try to pretend to be something it's not. It is raw, honest, and it is very relevant. I really appreciated the way they chose to show the documentary from the perspective of a "sovereign citizen." It is not a documentary that tries to portray or convince people. The documentary is more of a testimonial. I really think that this is the best documentary I've seen on the subject and I hope that other filmmakers get inspired and don't take it for granted.

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Gloria L.

A funny and informative look at the consequences of marijuana use for young people and society. Weed is not like alcohol and tobacco, it is a plant that can be used to treat pain, depression, and many other conditions. People have to understand that while there are consequences for using it, and there are consequences for using it without thinking, but those consequences can also be avoided, the first step to that is to do it. You don't have to go into it with any preconceived notions. This documentary has been quite well researched and seems to have an objective point of view on the issue, without the typical use of sensationalism. A real eye-opener!

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Debra C.

To me this was a great documentary, I had no idea that it was done by weed smokers and not by anybody that likes to smoke weed. But to my surprise, I have noticed a lot of very intelligent and thoughtful conversations that I've had with people that have had a similar experience. I like this type of film, and the other interviews are great, but I like the way that they make the focus on the weed. This movie is a documentary that should be in the library of every student in high school. So this movie is worth a 10.