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Should Marijuana be Legalized?

Promoting Education NOT Incarceration

Kevin Booth

Every year hundreds of thousands of high school & college students get
arrested for trying something that millions of educated, employed
Americans admit to using regularly. In some states you can lose your job, be denied a university education, and go to jail for a small amount of marijuana.
Is marijuana a gateway to a life of drug addiction or has big business duped the
public into believing this so they can protect their profits? What would happen to the big pharmaceutical, alcohol & tobacco companies if marijuana were legalized? The answer might surprise you. We all have been pummeled with a barrage of government propaganda - sponsored by the pharmaceutical, alcohol & tobacco companies. It is our duty to recognize the truth and help put our country back on track. Kevin Booth will explore the various scare campaigns used by the government to keep the public afraid of marijuana along with the various activists groups who have had the courage to fight.

 Kevin Booth started out in the music business and has produced music videos, short films, full length documentary films, HBO specials, and comic DVD’s & CD’s.

Following the death of several family members to alcohol, cigarettes, and pharmaceuticals, Kevin decided to produce a feature-length documentary exploring America’s failed Drug War. The discovery that the government
classifies marijuana as being more dangerous than crack or crystal meth was the start of a four-year mission to sort the facts from the fiction and pick apart the paradoxes of America’s longest running war. Kevin has toured the country,
showing his 2 major films AMERICAN DRUG WAR, which was shown on Showtime and HOW WEED WON THE WEST at colleges and universities in the hope of sparking a debate where it is needed most.


Kevin Booth and his production company, Sacred Cow, pledge to make the audience think, while entertaining them at the same time.

 

 

The lecture was extremely informative and enjoyable. Many Americans need to be more well informed on how the War on Drugs is failing and is hurting our economy, our citizens and is exploiting our countries, and Kevins discussions addressed many of these issues head on and backed up with facts and statistics. After the lecture Kevin addressed the audience and gave us a opportunity to ask questions about the war on drugs and also questions about his upcoming work such as his documentary The American Drug War 2. It was a very fun evening and even more importantly an educational experience.

St Marys College

 

Review from High Times Magazine:
How Weed Won The West delves deeply into the culture and commerce of cannabis featuring California's ganja growers,medicinal marijuana patients and law reform advocates. Kevin Booth's vivid document from behind the front lines of the "war on pot" blows the lid off a multi-billion dollar industry on the verge.

The program was well received by attendees and the question and answer period after the screening was insightful.  By sharing your own personal stories about legal and illegal drug use, I felt the audience could easily relate to the questions you posed in the film.  In addition, your persistence in getting top of the line interviews was very impressive, and appreciated by the audience.  I want to thank you for taking the initiative to create this documentary that reveals a variety of opinions on the war on drugs and the corruption it has lead to in our government.  Thank you for making our event at CSU a success.

Amanda B.

Colorado State University

Comments received:

“I think the film empowered people with knowledge and stayed true to its title.”

“It was right on!"

“I always thought the government was corrupt, but I had no idea it went so far.”

“I was amazed that so many of the people implicated in the Iran-Contra scandal are still holding positions of power in our government!”

 

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