A growing cannabis industry means a growth in cannabis media. More people are eager to learn more about cannabis and what better way to gain some knowledge by checking out some documentaries?

Below is a great list to get you started.

The Culture High

The Culture High is a great place to start when looking at cannabis documentaries, it takes viewers through a history cannabis prohibition in North America. From the ‘war on drugs’ to looking at why cannabis prohibition was implemented the first place, The Culture High provides a a great view of these issues.

According to their own website: “The Culture High is the riveting story that tears into the very fibre of modern day marijuana prohibition to reveal the truth behind the arguments and motives governing both those who support and those who oppose the existing pot laws.”

Weed the People

Actress and cannabis activist Ricki Lake was the brain behind the Weed the People documentary. The documentary deals legitimacy of medical marijuana, exploring the life-saving qualities of cannabis and profiling a number of families facing life-or-death situations.

If you’re seeking an introduction to medical marijuana, Weed the People provides a comprehensive overview that will tell you all you need to know.

Grass is Greener

This one is available on Netflix, as some others on this list are as well.  This documentary deals America’s relationship cannabis, starting with the popularity of the substance among musicians. Grass is Greener provides a good look into the  cannabis industry, considering both legislative issues and pop culture phenomena.


The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is an organization first founded in the 70s with the goal of promoting and lobbying for cannabis legalization.

The documentary focuses on the medical aspect of legalization and provides information on how it happened in Washington, D.C. The film also gives extra details as to what exactly cannabis is made of and how those compounds interact with our bodies, specifically our endocannabinoid system.

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High

This documentary has a lot of  business-focused content. It provides insight into the  growth, sale, and trafficking of cannabis. It has interviews with growers, police officers, criminologists, psychologists, economists, doctors, politicians, and pop culture icons, revealing how the industry was growing despite its illegality.

Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis

Clearing the Smoke goes into  into how the plant’s chemical compound interacts with the brain and body to potentially treat a myriad of conditions and diseases. A lot of science and personal stories are in this documentary. Good for those who are interested in the medicinal aspects of marijuana

Super High Me

Super High Me is a parody of Super Size Me. Within both the 30-day cleansing and the 30-day cannabis periods, Benson underwent a variety of tests to gauge his physical and mental health. A variety of findings were surprising and others were inconsequential. However, at the time, it was vital to the cannabis industry to have a documentary hit the mainstream in the way Super High Me did.