From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America’s criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.
The story of how the war on drugs impacts the American society since it started with Nixon in the early seventies and throughout the decades ever since. How the system makes druguse a crime and private jails a success by filling them up with the criminals created.
“When We Grow…This Is What We Can Do” is an educational documentary concerning the facts about cannabis. In this feature length documentary industrial hemp, medicinal cannabis, the origins of cannabis prohibition to the legality of growing equipment among others are explored.
A film by Seth Finegold, presented by Luke Bailey featuring interviews with Professor David Nutt, Mr. Peter Reynolds and Ms. Sarah Martin.
In 1997 after a serious head injury Rick sought relief from his medical condition through the use of hempoil. When Rick discovered that the hempoil cured cancers and other illnesses, he tried to share it with as many people as he could free of charge, curing literally hundreds of people. When the story went viral, the law snatched the medicine leaving Rick with charges of possessing and trafficking marijuana.
Triggered by the death of a relative Kevin Booth sets to find out why the war on drugs is such a big failure. Over a period of 3,5 years he follows gang members, agents, officers, judges, politicians and prisoners. Most notably Rick Ross, Mike Ruppert, Robert Steele and Tommy Chong.