Last week, I wrote about the video, “Culture High” – a wonderful online view! I thought it was free, but it actually cost $4.99. Still, we were totally impressed and learned more than we expected to.
Now, we discover that an earlier video by the same folks IS free: “The Union: The Business Behind Getting High.” An “official selection in 33 international film festivals,” and winner in a few, it explains the marijuana business and laws that don’t accomplish any purported goal of protecting us from pot – but it does cost taxpayers and it does put lots of people of color behind bars. I saw only this one glaring omission in this video, and that was its ignoring this terrible fact: the racism of enforcement, which the video barely alluded to but didn’t speak. Still: highly recommended!