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  • Summary: Excellent documentary on the ever-changing series of official truths regarding the horrors caused by the drug.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
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  1. A spirited, smart-alecky look at the ongoing conflict between a government that wants to eliminate pot and a public that wants to smoke it.
  2. Reviewed by: Jeff Stark
    80
    A flashy, smoker-friendly documentary on the twisted history of the evil weed -- and the misguided drug war against marijuana.
  3. A revealing, often amusing, sometimes disturbing look at the history and politics of marijuana use in American society.
  4. Reviewed by: David Chute
    70
    Aims for crowd-pleasing impact over subtlety. But it's still a welcome corrective to the current "zero tolerance" fad.
  5. Until something better comes along, we're just gonna have to keep the fires burning on this Ron Mann Joint.
  6. A well-researched and well-illustrated, if often facetious, record of the U.S. government's longtime war on cannabis. And while it's a little too single-minded, it's both fun to watch and quite informative.
  7. It has as much of an ax to grind as the humorless and misguided bureaucrats it mocks.

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