As if the Republican siege wasn’t enough, Americans also elected Tea Party members and narrowly defeated Proposition 19 — legislation that would have legalized personal marijuana use. It could have been a piece of common-sense legislation, legalizing a weed and treating it like tobacco or alcohol, as well as boosting California’s troubled economy. But, this week some Californians narrowly defeated what was almost the coolest thing the state has done in a long, long while.
So while the troupes regroup for the next battle, enjoy this excellent doc from Canadian Ron Mann (and narrated by supremo-pot-advocate Woody Harrelson) on the history of pot prohibition in North America. Yes, it’s our Friday Film Pick with a bong. Enjoy.