Evergreen: The Road to LegalizationHD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
After a 40-year-old nationwide 'War on Drugs', the state of Washington has become a key battleground in the fight to legalize marijuana. But many marijuana advocates are vehemently opposed to Measure I-502, the law that will legalize the growing, sale and use of cannabis. They say it will impose harsh and scientifically arbitrary DUI laws, new taxes, and additional restrictions and penalties that will hurt medical marijuana patients and providers. These unexpected opposing forces make Evergreen a scintillating inside look at a political clash that brings to light the civic, economic and human impact of marijuana legalization–showing just how advanced the perspective of many Americans has become on drug policy.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 12
- Fresh: 10
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 6.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: [An] assured documentary ...
Fresh: Dual focus on the need to end the ineffective, destructive "war on drugs" and broader questions of political compromise gives director Riley Morton's film particular resonance.
Fresh: A fascinating case study in the promise and perils of ballot-box democracy, and the give-and-take nature of social progress.
Rotten: Because the battle for legalization is still being fought in most other states, the lack of an up-to-date perspective is frustrating.