A few years ago NORML sponsored a contest for the best short video clip in support of cannabis legalization. The time limit for the submitted cartoons and videos was 30 seconds. However, a gentleman submitted a unique and highly allegorical video entitled ‘The Flower’ that ran nearly 3 minutes long, which disqualified it from consideration. Over the ensuing months the artist contacted NORML a number of times with amended versions, never quite right with the narrative or pacing of the story he was trying to tell.
He’s nailed it and we’re all the better for it.
I personally really like this video, both as a work of art as well as a public statement. It is a bit exagratted yes, but only to make the point that still isn’t obvious to some people.
A more informative video:
Big New Idea’s Our Prohibition of Marijuana
This is a really cool video that a lot of people will like and share.
That being said, it needs more emphasis on the pharmaceutical industries’ contribution to marijuana prohibition.
As of today, anyone that knows even a bit of information about marijuana knows that it is not at all harmful to your body (besides maybe the smoke). Even the people opposing the legalization know that its not harmful to us. So why then, do they not make it legal?
We keep pushing the argument that weed is a healthy, safe, and even useful drug, and put no emphasis on the pharmecutical industries’ hold over the government.
If you didn’t know, the pharmecutical industry brings in more money than any other industry in the country. Marijuana has over 200 medical uses. Think about how many products would be made obsolete if marijuana were legalized and how much money this would lose the pharmecutical industries.
We need to ween the government off of the pharmecutical industry and replace this crutch by legalizing and taxing marijuana.
the Pharmecutical companies have a bunch of lobbiest, the biggest lobby of all. they are called ‘Senators’. that is why, they make senators wealthy. weed has no lobby to speak of, so why allow it in any form? the far right of the republican congress is called the tea party, and they have never been further to the right, then right now. btw, they are not finished moving right, not yet.
I love it. the government is killing us all by not making marijuana legal!