This hipster's-eye view of the war against pot from Ron Mann isn't exactly an evenhanded look at drug use. At times it swings so far in the opposite direction, arguing in favor of the decriminalization of marijuana, that it's just as one-sided as the
hysterical anti-pot propaganda the film so gleefully mocks, and just as much fun. In Mann's telling, much of the history of America's war against drugs is also the history of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (now the DEA) and its first commissioner, Harry J. Anslinger. When the criminalization of
marijuana became a states' issue in 1937, Anslinger mounted an all-out campaign of anti-drug propaganda in an effort to convi...