We realize that people have limited moments in time to view and appreciate videos. So we decided to post these “Canna-Minute” videos which are excerpted from the dozens of interviews we have collected for our documentary, “Cannabis the Story.” We will continue posting these Canna-Minute videos through the coming weeks.
Meet some of the Cannabis luminaries of the documentary:
The 2017 Emerald Cup was an amazing venue. Farmers, distributors, entrepreneurs and aficionados all gathered to learn and share information about their favorite plant – Cannabis. What better way to enjoy the holiday season than with the fresh piney-scents of sweet pungent flowers in the air?
It was my first experience with people speaking about Cannabis freely in a gargantuan space filled with all iterations of the plant – dabs, flowers, salves, ointments, etc. The fairgrounds were packed to the rafters with all things Cannabis. It was frankly very stupefying, after all the decades I have had to look over my shoulder before whispering to only people I trusted about the topic of marijuana.
There was this one time in the 1980s when I was sitting on the local beach wall smoking a pipette when a bicycle cop busted me and put me in handcuffs. He rifled through my bag and found a film cannister with a bud in it. I tossed the pipette – a glass tube – onto the sand where try as he might, the cop could not find it. But that one bud earned me a $100 fine (that’s like $1,000 in today’s currency), derision from a “to-protect-and-serve” public servant, and a splash of PTSD.
So the idea of cruising through smoke-filled halls with wall-to-wall tables of goodies for three days was a dream come true.