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Woody Harrelson narrates this documentary about the history of marijuana in 20th century America. Beginning with clips from educational films and exploitation pictures that show how marijuana can lead to crime, insanity, and harder drugs, Grass also documents the exploits of Harry Anslinger, who became America's first drug czar and waged a lifelong war against marijuana use in the United States. As the repressive environment of the 1930s and 1940s gave way to the beat era of the 1950s and the hippie uprisings of the 1960s, attitudes towards marijuana became more lenient, and several states relaxed their laws regarding the drug; but the election of Ronald Reagan, and his wife Nancy's famous "Just Say No" campaign, put many pro-pot activists back in the starting blocks. Director Ron Mann takes a decidedly pro-marijuana position in this film, though he does so with more humor than militance (the end credits note "No hippies were harmed in the making of this film"). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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|Grouped Work ID||dab6bce3-286c-4cc2-8882-a117e9e111de|
|Grouping Author||sphinx productions|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-07-27 01:04:26AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-13 04:18:48AM|
Quon, Sue Len,
Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
Quon, Sue Len,producer.
|display_description||"Utilizing hilarious footage from U.S. Government propaganda films and eye-popping animation from underground artist Paul Mavrides, Grass blows the lid off the war on marijuana. Find out how a nice person like yourself became a dangerous criminal"--Container.|
|itype_basalt||Adult DVD fiction|
|local_callnumber_basalt||DVD 615.323 GRA|
|owning_library_basalt||Basalt Regional Library|
|subject_facet||Marijuana -- Law and legislation -- United States|
Marijuana -- Therapeutic use -- United States
|title_full||Grass [videorecording] / Sphinx Productions presents a Ron Mann film ; produced and directed by Ron Mann ; co-producer, Sue Len Quon ; writer, Soloman Vesta|
|topic_facet||Law and legislation|