The Future of Weed

44 minutes 8.5/10 based on 12 votes

In May of 2013 Colorado became the first state in the United States to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Motherboard headed to Colorado after the state’s legalization of marijuana. Calling Colorado the “Silicon Valley” of marijuana, they take us on a trip visiting some of the industry’s head businesses and supporters from all different backgrounds.

Marijuana has been used for thousands of years for medicinal, therapeutic, and sacred purposes. Only since 1970 was marijuana classified as a schedule 1 drug in the passing of the Controlled Substances Act, with claims that marijuana has absolutely no medicinal value.  The truth is we all, humans and animals alike, have an endocannabinoid system within our bodies. This means that even if you have never come in contact with the plant, cannabinoids occur naturally in your body. The film explores some of the little known medical benefits of marijuana through experts and testimonials.

However, since laws indiscriminately prohibit the study of marijuana for any purpose other than to attempt to find negative side effects to the plant all advancements in research and development have truly been grassroots undertakings. Nevertheless, the innovation has been astounding to even those who have been involved with marijuana for many years.

Consuming marijuana is only one half of the picture and pleasure, for those who are connoisseurs of the flower. The process of growing and harvesting is an art and science within itself. The stores are growing about 70% of their product on site, a Colorado state enforced regulation, and we are privileged to get a glimpse into the growing process and production aspects of the booming business.  Some of the leading and experimental technology currently being developed is introduced as we get a glimpse of the potential for the, little tapped into but very lucrative, marijuana market. In fact the market in 2013 is worth $1.5 Billion and that number is anticipated to quadruple within the next 5 years.

Whether you consider yourself well versed on the topic of marijuana and its future as people actively take a stance in support of anti-prohibition, or you are just beginning to get introduced to this previously demonized botanical wonder of nature, the film offers an opportunity for everyone to expand their knowledge and become more intelligent on the topic.

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  • collin

    39:12 its magweedo!

  • shel

    whatever! there’s no scientific proof that it can really cure diseases..all talk. where’s the real proof…just funny that when all those users were gathering and one of them shoot a gun. scary how it can damage someone brain.

    • David

      Actually there is a large amount of scientific research and proof for it.
      Some of the best research coming straight from Israel.
      If you haven’t done the research just keep quiet.
      You are very ignorant on the subject.

      • David

        and it does absolutely no “damage” to the brain, Quite the opposite actually. Fool.

    • andrea

      medical marijuana isn’t used to “cure” diseases. there is no pill that can “cure” diseases, only to relieve symptoms. depending on what it’s used for it can help with severe pain, insomnia, anxiety, nausea(for chemo patients), bring appetite back for those who have a lack of it(hiv/ads patients).and much more. it helps people more than man made drugs and is much safer. as for effects on the brain it could only effect children who’s minds are still developing

  • Cannabidiol

    The fact you find it funny that a person shot into a group of human beings really shows you what kind of a human being you are. I’d rather have a ‘user’ stop the night than ignorant fascist like you.

  • Juergen Meixner

    Free for who !

    Cannabis is real medicine, nothing else, so how comes medicine is illegal … hahaha

  • Alien Atheist

    The plant has evolved along side us for good reason….just like the canine…. mans best friend

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