Ever questioned why you can get a criminal record for growing or smoking a plant that grows naturally in your garden? It does sound silly when you think about how one plant has been criminalised for a sizeable part of the century in many western countries until you delve deeper and figure out that smoking a plant is just a tip of the plants wider potential. The amount of possibilities of Hemp and it’s efficient and sustainable production are near enough limitless in every field of application from building, medicinal, manufacturing, textiles and everything in between. With this in mind and the pre-esablished monopolies built around other industries at stake, it’s easy to see why they’d be threatened by a plant that you, yes you, can grow and cultivate organically in your green space. I’m not advocating everyone to go out and smoke, grow etc, I’m just posting a documentary for you to piece together the history behind it’s criminalisation and the potential benefits of cultivation. Perhaps we wouldn’t need to chop down our beloved rain forests if we cultivated more Hemp, also much more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
When We Grow
When We Grow is a documentary about cannabis in the UK. Follow two young filmmakers on a shoestring budget as they delve into the history of the plant, the facts, its many uses and the laws and politics that surround it. Discover what prohibition of cannabis really means, who it affects, who profits and why marijuana was prohibited in the first place.
The documentary features interviews with a cannabis activist, the owner of a hydroponic grow shop, a black market dealer, the former UK Drugs Policy advisor, Dr. Nutt, professor of neuropsychopharmacology, and a multiple sclerosis patient who would rather die than live without medicinal cannabis.