In a new sequel to their documentary The Union: The Business Behind Getting High, filmmakers Brett Harvey and Adam Scorgie set out to clear the record on all things marijuana and present a solid case for legalization. To do so they recruit an all-star cast that includes business magnate Sir Richard Branson, musicians Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, and B-Real, webcast favorites Joe Rogan, Cara Santa Maria, Graham Hancock, and Cenk Uygur, and a variety of other big names such as researcher David Nutt and marijuana activist Bianca Barnhill.
In The Union, Harvey and Scorgie explored the growing business prospects for the marijuana industry and tackled some of the arguments that have been made against legalization. Interviews and videos were done with celebrity actors such as Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, marijuana activists Chris Bennett, Steve Bloom, and Renee Bojee, and variety of psychologists, criminologists, police officers, economists, and doctors.
The Union received many positive reviews because of the way it expertly cut information with entertainment. Harvey and Scorgie’s goal was to cover the topic of marijuana from an informed perspective so that the benefits of legalization would be persuasive to audiences.
In The Culture High, the two take a similar approach. One difference is that this time around they put more focus on understanding the political roots of marijuana prohibition, as it seems to be the key to understanding the process of legalization now unfolding in the US.
Along with providing a solid source of information like the last film, the movie also makes room for fun and entertainment, from its colorful cast of guests to its iconic poster of the Statue of Liberty holding up a joint. The Culture High is now playing in theaters across the country as a limited release film, and represents a classic take on a major topic of our time.