Cannabis and Psychedelics Journal

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Documentaries, News Clips, and Videos on Cannabis, it’s History, and it’s Culture.

The following is a compilation of documentaries and news clips that discuss the history and subculture of cannabis.

Unless otherwise stated, I take no credit for any of the videos listed and have provided links to the original youtube channel from which they were found.


The Union – The Business Behind Getting High (1h 44min)

One of the best documentaries on marijuana period. Explores the history, legality, culture, the in’s and outs of the “union,” and much more.

Posted on the YouTube by egzeq.

WEED: A Dr. Sanjay Gupta Special (43 min)

CNN Sr. Medical correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta explores medicinal marijuana in the first of a 3 part series. This documents the story of Charlotte Figi, an infant girl who is given cannabis CBD in order to treat her epilepsy and seizures.

As found on the YouTube channel Decriminalise it-Jersey.

Weed 2: Cannabis Madness. Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports (43 min)

The second part of the “Weed” trilogy by Dr Sanjay Gupta. They cover more medical marijuana patients who utilize cannabis in order to treat a variety of ailments.

Posted on YouTube by Strain Spot.

Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution (42 min)

The 3rd part of the “Weed” trilogy by Dr Sanjay Gupta aired in 2015. They cover more medical marijuana patients and the growing research into the medicinal properties of the cannabis plant.

Posted on YouTube by Cannabis Growology.

The Scientist: Dr Mechoulam (1h 2 min)

Documentary and interview with Dr Raphael Mechoulam, considered by many to be the grandfather of cannabis research as he was the first scientist to isolate and discover THC. He continues to do research on cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system alongside doctors and scientists worldwide to this day.


Jack Herer – Emperor of Hemp (58 min)

Documentary on the legendary Jack Herer (a cannabis strain is named after him). This chronicles his life as an activist for the legalization of hemp. His book is still widely read and heralded by the cannabis community and can be found for free at

Posted on YouTube by CannabisDatabase.

When We Grow, This is What We Can Do (49 min)

A British documentary on Cannabis and hemp. There’s a lot of insight into the European views of Cannabis here. It’s only 50 minutes long but a lot is covered.

Posted on YouTube by Strain Spot.

Vitamin Cannabis (1h 33min)

An amateur made documentary that hits home where cancer is concerned. This documentary illustrates the Colorado Marijuana industry, both medical and underground, and it showcases the political struggles that growers faced in the years leading up to Colorado’s monumental legalization.  There are a few cheesy moments and again the film is an amateur film, but the message and information may bring you to tears.

Posted on YouTube by GenerationFucked.

The True History of Marijuana Full Movie (1h 17min)

Very educational. Contains much of the same information you can find in Jack Herer’s Book, “The Emperor Wears No Clothes.”

Posted on YouTube by TheHumanity100.

Why Marijuana is Illegal – Joe Rogan (4 min 20 sec)

Quick 4 1/2 minute vid narrated by Joe Rogan. 4 minute digest on why pot is illegal. From his podcast.

Posted on YouTube by MJacobBarker.

Marc Emery and Jodie Emery: Opening Statement, Cannabis Bill C-45 (11 min)

Marc Emery and Jodi Emery of Cannabis Culture address the Canadian Committee of health. They make a very strong case for the legalization of cannabis which can be applied anywhere in the world.


The Future of Weed: HIGH COUNTRY (43 min)

A look into the budding (pun intended) marijuana industry in Colorado. Speculation and glimpses of what may come when the cannabis industry as a whole takes off within the next 5.

As found on the YouTube channel MotherboardTV.

Best Marijuana Argument Ever Given By Superior Court Judge James P. Gray (6 min)

Superior Ct Judge James Gray gives an amazing argument for the legalization of marijuana.

Posted on YouTube by cambell1308.

Hemp for Victory – 1942 (14 min)

The original documentary published by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Office of Public Affairs. Even though marihuana and hemp prohibition had been in effect since the 1937 signing of the Marihuana Tax Act, with the outbreak of WWII, the United States Government made it mandatory for farmers to grow hemp for textile reasons and materials demand for the war.

Posted on YouTube by Nuclear Vault.

Reefer Madness – 1936 (1h 6min)

The original propaganda documentary that ushered in prohibition by convincing the masses that marihuana was a dangerous drug that could drive you insane. Movie was made by DuPoint chemicals which at the time was heavily producing synthetic textiles; hemp was a competing textile which is why the company lobbied so heavily to ban it.

Posted on YouTube by Charles Ewing Smith.

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