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“When We Grow… This Is What We Can Do”, Release Date 15th February 2011

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Written by Peter Reynolds

January 21, 2011 at 12:44 am

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  1. Hi pete, whats your involvement in this? looks very professional. which is what we need. When I saw the prop 19 media I was very impressed with the people that were fronting the pro 19 camp in the mainstream media. Untill now we have lacked a media savvy approach. Hopefuly this is about to change. Have you spoken to or seen Ethan Nadelmann from norml? He can argue the cause with such eloquence that paxman et al wouldnt stand a chance.

    I wait impatiently to see the whole film


    January 21, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    • Just a humble interviewee (with a little advice and mentoring behind the scenes).

      Peter Reynolds

      January 21, 2011 at 5:10 pm

  2. Nicely shot, but the background music was a little intrusive and makes it hard to hear what the people are saying.


    January 21, 2011 at 1:05 pm

  3. Music sucks & its too loud – Nice plants though.

    Do you think commercial TV would screen (as an advert) it or would the government block it being screened?

    Hopefully the completed article will be an updated “The Union” which I still think is one of the best Cannabis documentaries so far.

    Out of interest – If the LCA became a political party, would they be able to screen party political broadcasts promoting Growing and consuming cannabis as this would be an encitement to commit a crime?

    Mr Bimble

    January 21, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    • No one can legally promote or encourage a criminal act but we can promote a change in the law.

      Peter Reynolds

      January 21, 2011 at 5:11 pm

      • In view of the recent escapades by some of our MPs, it looks as though a change in the Law will not be far off.

        To keep Joe Bloggs dumbed down, they will probably be insisting that Heroin be taken down from its class A status and given to children so that they can be brainwashed even more.

        I dislike drugs, being on a number to control my epilepsy; and rather like most Cancer Drugs, I am more likely to die of renal failure or blood poisoning that the actual drug or the condition itself.

        The Debt Collector

        January 22, 2011 at 10:41 am

    • The union had pretty much the same music with weed plants in the back ground. Great documentary too, I just feel they should have gone over the small potential harms and not be too one sided.


      January 21, 2011 at 6:45 pm

      • Yes, it is reminiscent of The Union but that’s no bad thing.

        Peter Reynolds

        January 21, 2011 at 7:01 pm

  4. Looks great! Am looking forward to seeing it. Good work everyone.

  5. Awesome, Awesome and AWESOME, is something is worth saying it is worth saying thrice.

    Excellent stuff Peter, works on many many levels and the music is not overpowering in the slightest imho.

    Going to link it for my pals at GP.

    I was feeling pretty low to be honest, prohibition is a depressing state of affairs, and that knock at the door always remains a fear no matter how we may try to disguise or deny it, nobody wants it, nobody deserves it, and that advert? is truly uplifting that it can contribute greatly towards ending prohibition.

    Good Man you Peter.

    L Catt

    January 21, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    • Thank you Lucky.

      Peter Reynolds

      January 21, 2011 at 7:33 pm

  6. Problem is, this is what needs to be dealt with before you can.


    January 22, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    • David, I thought we’d made some progress. Lucky is absolutely right. This is exactly why fact and evidence based regulation is far safer than prohibition. You’re slipping back into a Daily Mail mindset.

      In California, Proposition 19 last year actually proposed INCREASING penalties for supplying cannabis to minors even though it was headlined as “legalisation”.

      Peter Reynolds

      January 22, 2011 at 7:27 pm

  7. Your link David actually proves the URGENCY to end prohibition, legislate and control in much the same way we do tobacco and alcohol.

    The Law as it stands means any child can get their hands on any drug, because some of the people selling them have no scruples whatsoever, So lets return to the days when drugs were legally prescribed by doctors?

    Thanks for the link, says it all really.

    L Catt

    January 22, 2011 at 5:28 pm

  8. Sorry when I say ” So lets return to the days when drugs were legally prescribed by doctors” I mean cannabis which in my opinion is no more a drug than a tomato, it is something natural whereas drugs tend to be laboratory based with some kind of chemical process needed. Cannabis is simple, take a seed, sow it in mother earth, watch it grow and harvest the fruits, tis why it was put on this earth.

    L Catt

    January 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm

  9. If you read the article it states clearly that they also treat loads of youngsters for alcohol and prescription drug abuse. Substance abuse is substance abuse regardless of the legality of the substance & the only way to reduce the damage is to educate in a way that sinks in and is meaningfull.

    Education not prohibition is the way to win the war on drugs

    Mr Bimble

    January 25, 2011 at 10:54 pm

  10. Loved it. Look forward to seeing it. Nice one. Consider it tweeted.


    February 3, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    • Thank you Stacey

      Peter Reynolds

      February 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm

  11. So its the 15th and i cant find the video anywhere online , Where is it ?


    February 15, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    • The director told me today it would either be very late tonight or…

      I don’t know! He’s working hard on it. I think it’s probably going to be worth waiting for. If you’re subscribed to this site you’ll here about it as soon as it’s released.

      Peter Reynolds

      February 15, 2011 at 10:02 pm

      • Any up dates on the documentary yet pete ? Still cant find it anywhere online .


        February 19, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      • You’ll find it here first!

        Peter Reynolds

        February 19, 2011 at 10:58 pm

  12. Cannot wait to see this, love everything about it so far, not a thing wrong with it.

    Your a good man peter.


    February 21, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    • When it gets put online ya mean you probably wont see it until next year .


      February 21, 2011 at 4:39 pm

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