Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This documentary explores the cannabis culture in the Netherlands. The viewer takes a tour of some of the many coffee houses in Amsterdam, where one can purchase and enjoy marijuana without fear of prosecution. This policy of tolerance by the Dutch government has resulted in an atmosphere of relaxation and responsible marijuana use, which is contrasted in the film with the paranoia surrounding the war on drugs in the United States. The film explores the medical uses of marijuana, visits a hemp farm, and takes a look at some of the products of hemp production. The effects of the decriminalization of cannabis are discussed by medical experts, sociologists, psychologists, marijuana producers, and consumers. The film is educational and informative.