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    Drugs, Inc. : The Complete Season 2 (2012)

    Drugs, Inc. is an American documentary television series on the National Geographic Channel that explores global narcotics production and trafficking. The series features drug dealers, recreational users, and addicts, as well as professionals in the fields of substance abuse, drug rehabilitation, and criminal justice. Seasons 1 and 2 focused on a specific drug, while […]

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    Ecstasy Rising (2004)

    Ecstasy Rising, ABC News television documentary with Peter Jennings on the history of MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine) also known as ecstasy. It includes a short history of the drug and criticizes the negative health claims made by the U.S. government. wikipedia IMDB (8.2) MDMA @ Wikipedia

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    El Chapo: CEO of Crime (2013)

    Joaquín Guzmán, better known as El Chapo or Shorty is officially the worlds most powerful drug trafficker. From rags to riches in less than a decade, he managed to turn a startup operation into an international criminal empire. El Chapo has been described as “the Osama Bin Laden of drug traffic… beforeitsnews IMDB (unrated)

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    Emperor of Hemp (1999)

    This documentary chronicles the life of Jack Herer and his struggle for awareness and enlightenment of cannabis sativa, a.k.a. marijuana or hemp. His research into this plant culminates in his writing The Emperor Wears No Clothes: The Official Hemp Bible. He has dedicated his life to educating people about the history and many utilizations […]

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    Favela Rising (2005)

    Favela Rising is a 2005 documentary film by American directors Jeff Zimbalist and Matt Mochary. It was produced by Sidetrack Films and VOY Pictures. It debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 24, 2005 where it won the award for Best New Documentary Filmmaker for Zimbalist and Mochary. The film’s look at life […]

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    Fentanyl: The Drug Deadlier than Heroin (2016)

    This feature film follows the lives of people in Alberta, Canada, affected by the powerful opioid drug fentanyl. The underlying source of the fentanyl crisis in the country goes back to 2012, when the notorious prescribed painkiller OxyContin was pulled from pharmacy shelves in lieu of a “safer” alternative, OxyNeo. This was the point […]

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    Flipping Out (2008)

    Flipping Out is a 2007 Israeli-Canadian documentary film directed by Yoav Shamir describing the drug use of Israeli men and women in India. It follows Israeli soldiers who take their discharge bonus and travel to India, where 90 percent will take drugs and around 2,000 will eventually need professional help after experiencing drug-induced mental […]

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    Grass (1999)

    The film follows the history of US federal policies and social attitudes towards marijuana, beginning at the turn of the twentieth century. The history presented is broken up into parts, approximately the length of a decade, each of which is introduced by paraphrasing the official attitude towards marijuana at the time (e.g. “Marijuana will […]

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    Haschisch (2002)

    HASCHISCH is a 2002 documentary about the production of hashish, set in the Moroccan mountains it shows all the steps in producing Hash, from planting seeds to harvesting and preparation for distribution. High up in the remote Moroccan mountains, whole villages are known to live off the profits from producing haschisch. IMDB (6.8/10)

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    Hemp for Victory (1943)

    Hemp for Victory (1943) – The film was made to encourage farmers to grow hemp for the war effort because other industrial fibers, often imported from overseas, were in short supply. The film shows a history of hemp and hemp products, how hemp is grown, and how hemp is processed into rope, cloth, cordage, […]

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    Heroin: Cape Cod, USA (2015)

    The Cape looks quite spectacular in the new HBO documentary “Heroin: Cape Cod, USA.” There are magnificent shots of the beaches, with their granular beige sand, their salt-washed wooden footpaths, and the kind of rigorous surf that promises to wash away your pain. There are heroic old houses with shingles that have endured decades […]