In November 2010, Californians will be voting on whether or not to legalize marijuana for recreational use. If passed, California will become the first US state to end marijuana prohibition.
This is an exploration of California’s cannabis culture. It’s the story of the people fighting for it, the people fighting against it, the people selling it, the people making it less taboo, and the people who were around when the whole scene started.
I made this documentary for my final MA International Broadcast Journalism dissertation project at the University of Westminster.
Everything was filmed around northern California from May-June 2010.
California’s Cannabis Culture from amanda van west on Vimeo.