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High: The True Tale of American Marijuana

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Keith Stroup, Ricardo Cortes, Jeffrey Miron, Maia Szalavitz, Westley Fager, William Earnshaw, Allison Mckim, Lyle Craker, Paul Heberle, Tim Burton, Lisa Mello
marijuana | heroin | cocaine | 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine | Sativex | Marinol
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Girls inteviewed in front of the Whitehouse: "What do you think about marijuana?" (0:00)

Former President George Bush talks about marijuana. (0:01)

"Drugs are bad... evil... will kill you... total abstinence... gateway drug... lead to harder drug use and addiction... Has cocaine production been slowed... Are drug treatment programs effective...?" (0:01)

Keith Stroup of NORML talks about his organization's efforts to change marijuana laws. (0:02) 

Former President Bill Clinton talks about his experience with marijuana. (0:06) 

People smoke. (0:10)

Keith Stroup: "Almost nobody... ever used heroin... used cocaine. Twenty-eight million smoked a joint..."
"Ever since prohibition... narcotics." (0:11)

First Commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics Harry Anslinger testimony before Congress: "Most [marijuana smokers] are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz and swing, result from marijuana usage. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others." (0:12)

Old footage of smokers. Former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy John Walters talks about changes in potency of marijuana between 1985 and 2001. (0:15)

Professor Jeffrey Miron reviews the economics of marijuana. (0:19)

Referring to the addict: "He lives from fix to fix... dies... from an overdose..." (0:36)

Author Maia Szalavitz: "I was a drug addict... cocaine and heroin..." (0:36)

Father Westley Fager talks about his son and "rehab programs that abuse our children..." (0:38)

Maia Szalavitz: "Posttraumatic Stress Disorder actually increases the odds of addiction." (0:39)

William Earnshaw: "I had been at a... detox center..." (0:39)

Westley Fager: "The girl... committed suicide..." (0:42)

"Westley Fager's son suffered a psychotic break... 'tough love' approach..." (0:44)

Allison Mckim talks about "harm reduction... ecstasy pills... hysterical... information...," the RAVE act and the "psychiatric... model." (0:45)

"The drug Sativex... unlike Marinol..." (0:52)

Joints, reference to government provided "... silver tin of rolled joints..."
Marinjuana in a bag. (0:54)

The story of the federal prosecution of Dr. Paul Heberle: Patient Pat Rotunda: "... he said go to detox." (1:03)

Patient and carpenter Tim Burton: "They put me on disability." (1:05)

"Several former patients have attempted suicide, unable or unwilling to live in constant pain." (1:16)