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A film to put on your watch list

Here’s the trailer for “How To Make Money Selling Drugs.” The full film doesn’t have an official release date yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vr2dRh0inA

Looks like an interesting approach.

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15 comments to A film to put on your watch list

  • claygooding

    Hafta watch that one.

    And for the bookworms:

    ‘Too High to Fail,’ by Doug Fine

    http://tinyurl.com/8c4d8w4

    “”“Too High to Fail” is a good rebuttal to those who say stoners never accomplish anything — Doug Fine did.

    He has written a well-researched book that uses the clever tactic of making the moral case for ending marijuana prohibition by burying it inside the economic case. We’ve become a ruthless society, and almost everything (I’m looking at you, Environment and Health Care) has to be sold as “first, it’s good for business.” To his credit, Fine doesn’t do what so many of us do and scream, “Can’t we just stop jailing potheads because that would be the right thing?” Also to his credit, he never admits he’s one of them.

    The “war on drugs” is America’s longest war. It has cost taxpayers $1 trillion in the last 40 years, Fine notes, and it has turned our nation into “the most highly incarcerated society in history.” In 2011, a global commission on drug policy (whose members included Paul Volcker, George P. Shultz and former presidents of Brazil, Colombia and Mexico) declared that “the global war on drugs has failed.” Sixty-­seven percent of Americans agree. Antonin Scalia and Pat Robertson are now to the left of President Obama on pot. “”

    • Windy

      It was not until I got to the end of that review that I noticed the name of the author. Maher is favorable on cannabis reform, but he calls himself a libertarian and he’s not even glancingly close to libertarian. On just about ANY other subject he is authoritarian as all hell, on top of being the worst kind of liberal (those who think we all MUST be FORCED by government to follow their anti-humanity and anti-Constitutional Agenda 21 agenda). And except for his position on cannabis, IMNSHO, he can go to hell, as well.

        • primus

          I can’t. I just can’t.

        • Windy

          Can’t stand that egotistical blowhard, anymore than Maher, he’s the kind of Republican the GOP could and should do without. Neither do I listen to Hannity nor any of those other right wing (or left wing) authoritarians. I prefer reading and listening to the words of Ron Paul, John Stossel, and Judge Nap over any of those, also Reason and Sheldon Richman, Justin Raimondo and so many other REAL libertarians.

  • ezrydn

    Is there a “One Button” app for that? LOL

  • Windy

    So Radley Balko worked on this film, cool.

  • CJ

    BREAKING NEWS im already writing directing and most importantly starring in the sequel how to lose money bangin dope or how to lose money doing drugs its gonna be a riot look for all your favorite actors who do drugs in their private life but nevertheless pretend to be on drugs in drug movies to co-star you know the johnny depps, river phoenix, keanu, john stewart, dave chappelle, benicio & others. gonna be super d-duper

  • Byddaf yn egluro:

    Sunday was already turning out rather nice, and now this. Thanks Pete!

  • War Vet

    I had a friend in small town Oklahoma who bought a two-three year old nice car once a month as a means of making it look like the same car didn’t stop at certain houses a few times a week for a few minutes a trip. Its easy for an 18yr old drop out without a job to buy his very own two story house sitting on 60acres of land just so he can have many an acre to bury his dope in . . . pain in the ass to walk for 15 minutes just to smoke a joint or bowl though because of where the weeed was hidden.

  • http://tinyurl.com/d5ozd44

    Had to share. Good article.

    How the Militarized War on Drugs in Latin America Benefits Transnational Corporations and Undermines Democracy

  • Duncan20903

    That 87 year old that got busted in California made a public comment about his arrest.

    87-Year Old Denver Man Facing Felony Drug Charges
    Aug 5, 2012

    /snip/
    But Bogunovitch, a medical Marijuana user insists the plants are just for him and his family.

    He adds, “Iwouldn’t have lived as long as if I didn’t use it…I’m pushing for the 100, I’m pushing them, I’m going to fight them we’ll iron this out”

    His next court appearance is scheduled for August 16th.

  • Peter

    OT
    Murdoch apologist and British MP Louise Mensch resigns “to spend more time with her family.”

    Here she is using the tried and trusted Obama/Bush “young and foolish” defense:

    “Mensch faced down a potential career-ending incident after a journalist contacted her to confront her with allegations about taking drugs.

    Defusing a potential row, she pre-empted the journalist’s revelations by announcing it was “highly probable” she had taken drugs in her youth. “I’m sure it was not the only incident of the kind; we all do idiotic things when young,” she said.

    She won many admirers appearing on Question Time later, saying drug-taking had had “long-term mental health” effects on her.

    “I am somebody who has used drugs in the past. I have used class A drugs in the past. I said this when someone tried to blackmail me over this during the Murdoch hearings.

    “It’s something I regret incredibly, that in my youth I messed with my brain,” she added.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/aug/06/louise-mensch-resigns-mp