Sep 30, 2016 9:25 AM

3 Must-Watch Cannabis Documentaries Released in 2016

For decades, there was a stigma surrounding cannabis use. Cannabis was treated as a gateway drug. Marijuana was also thought to cause addiction and make people do violent things. Today, people are better informed about the properties, possible uses, and benefits of this plant.

Marijuana documentaries are one of the most accessible and easy to understand sources of information about cannabis. You can watch them with your family and friends to learn the truth about marijuana and the real reasons behind its prohibition.

WeedInFocus will tell you about the three latest marijuana-themed documentaries that will give you comprehensive information about the plant and its medical and economic value.

The Marijuana Revolution

The History Channel documentary The Marijuana Revolution tells about the fast-growing cannabis industry, its problems and the possible ways of its development in the future. What obstacles do marijuana entrepreneurs have to overcome day by day? What is the price of marijuana prohibition and what are the economic benefits of legalizing cannabis? Thanks to this documentary, you can look behind the scenes of the cannabis industry and get a better understanding of what it is like to be a cannapreneur in the U.S.

Unfortunately, shortly after The Marijuana Revolution was aired on the History Channel, the video was deleted both from the channel's website and YouTube. Surely, you can surf the Internet and try to find the video on other websites. A short part of the documentary below will help you decide whether it is worth your time.

History Channel - The Marijuana Revolution from Holden Kepecs on Vimeo.

Northwest Trees

The Northwest Trees documentary was created by a 19-year-old Ben Grayzel, who wanted to share an inside look at the changes in the youth drug culture in two American states―Washington and Oregon―after the recreational weed was legalized there.

The documentary covers some of the most important topics: from the importance of responsible use, to real facts behind the gateway drug theory, to the growing need for more medical research of cannabis.

This is a great video for self-education that gives you some answers but also forces you to get curious and start asking even more questions.

How Cannabis As Medicine Actually Works

The work released by the team of Green Flower this year is more of a three-part educational series than a traditional documentary. Still, this series is one of the most informative and comprehensive documentaries about marijuana so far.

The series consists of three 25-minute movies:

The first part, 5 Reasons to Consider Cannabis As Medicine, covers the history of the plant, tells you about the true reasons behind the prohibition of marijuana back in the 1930s, and starts to explain why should cannabis be treated as a medicine and not as a dangerous drug.

The second part, Understanding Cannabinoids and Terpenes, gives you some basic knowledge about these particular elements of the marijuana plant and explains their medical value. You will also learn about the endocannabinoid system of your body and the way cannabis can support this system and, as a result, help manage various diseases.

The last part, Debunking the Myths, tells about the most popular myths that were used as excuses for prohibiting marijuana for decades. Marijuana experts and activists look for a scientific explanation for each of these myths and tell about the most recent studies that prove those myths being a lie.

Note: the access to the video is limited, so in order to watch it you will have to enter your email and create an account at the Green Flower website. If you do not want to waste your time registering, go to the Green Flower Media YouTube channel and look at some short promos of the series.

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