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Filmmaking Couple Touches on Medical Marijuana's Social Stigma - Cannabis News

Remembering Us, a forthcoming short film from Denver’s BS Filmworks, may be a needed step to change the stigmas surrounding cannabis, as well as stigmas attached to other issues.

Cannabis historically catches a bad rap in motion picture, depending on your views of the sweet leaf.

It may have started with Reefer Madness in 1939, which created an initial scare about the dangers of cannabis use.

Skip ahead four decades to the slack-jawed ramblings of Cheech and Chong, followed by such films as Friday, Half Baked and Pineapple Express, and cannabis in motion pictures became a caricature of mislabeled stereotypes.

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Britt Chester ~ Westword.com

 

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