World of the weed

United States, 1968

Film
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A dry but carefully measured historical account of marijuana use around the world. From its use in the Chinese Imperial court and as a ritual aid to Hindi mysticism in India, pharmacological properties of hemp have been recognised and exploited over succeeding epochs. Although the film is too broad in its scope to dwell at length on this subject, the film does present an intriguing analysis of more recent attempts at prohibition, which parallel the rise of industrial capitalism and advances in state regulation of civilian behavioural norms.

Credits

director

Richard Scott

producer

David Germer

production company

KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)

Language

English

Duration

00:21:18:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

30678

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Sisal hemp industry

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Medicinal plants

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Plants

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Law

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Sociological jurisprudence

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Cannabis

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drug abuse

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drugs

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drugs - Physiological effect

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drugs - Psychological aspects

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Marihuana

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Medicinal plants

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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