Documentary Tracks Washington’s Pot Legalization Campaign

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(Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

(Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

On November 6th, 2012, Washington became one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana (oh, also President Obama defeated Mittens to secure his second term as POTUS).

Curious about how the battle to legalize pot came to be?

The historic move on the part of Washington lawyers, voters and activists will now be showcased in a documentary.

Evergreen: The Road To Legalization” is a feature-length film that tracks Washington’s marijuana campaign. The crew goes behind-the-scenes to cover the battle to get I-502 (the marijuana reform initiative) on the ballot.

Pretty cool, huh?

The film originally premiered in 2013, but is making the rounds again with a few more northwest screenings. “Evergreen” covers the pros and cons of I-502, giving screen time to opponents of legal weed as well as legal marijuana activists. The doc focuses on the impact marijuana has had on the U.S. — looking at everything from the underground drug trade to incarceration rates — and features interviews with Seattle city attorney Peter Holmes, former U.S. attorney John McKay, Snohomish county drug task force commander Pat Slack, Editor of The Stranger Dominic Holden, and more.

Check out the trailer:

 

If you still can’t get enough, here’s the extended teaser trailer:

 

If you missed the July 3rd showing in Seattle, you can still catch the August 8th screening in Camas, WA (Liberty Theatre) or the September 10th screening in Portland (Northwest Film Center).

You can find more information about the film and screening times on the official website for the project.

Will you check this movie out?

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