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The Culture HighBy Jeremiah Vandermeer

Producers of the acclaimed 2007 marijuana documentary The Union have launched a Kickstarter campaign requesting donations to help fund the film’s upcoming sequel, The Culture High.

A favorite documentary of many potheads and cannabis educators, The Union has received praise for its thought-provoking content and slick, artistic production. The film has received numerous awards, is on the top of many “Best of” documentary film lists, and is an immensely popular download on the Internet and Netflix.

Producer Adam Scorgie and his team are now hard at work on the follow-up, The Culture High, which takes a deeper look at the rapidly changing world of marijuana laws and culture in the USA, Canada and beyond.

“The first one is really about the business and focused on North America the second one is really about this global culture shift that your starting to see with the way people view drug laws, specifically cannabis laws,” Scorgie told me on a recent episode of Cannabis Culture News LIVE, where he appeared as my guest to discuss the new film.

Scorgie also talked about the immense amount of work and money required to make a documentary, and the launch of a Kickstarter camping to raise funds for the new film.

Watch a new video about The Culture High:

 

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From The Culture High Kickstarter campaign – click here to make a pledge:

Hello everyone, Adam Scorgie here, joining forces with BKS-Crew once again, the team that brought you “The Union: The Business Behind Getting High” we have also added the talents Aquila productions, to bring you the highly anticipated sequel to The Union.

Over the last 18 months we have been working tirelessly on this very ambitious project and we believe this film could be EVEN better than the original! The title for this sequel is “The Culture High”.

Already The Culture High has Canadian broadcaster support from SuperChannel & Hollywood Suites as well as a distribution deal with Phase 4 Films (Red State & Haywire). However, to get this film Green-Lit and into theatres we need to raise an additional $190,000, or the film will not get made.
WOW, $190,000 is a big number, but with YOUR support, we can totally do it.

It looks far more achievable if we consider the following: if we pre-sell 5400 DVD’s we hit our goal and that represents only 15% of The Union Facebook fans. The best part is, YOU can help The Culture High come to life by simply pre-ordering a copy of this great film AND you could get your name listed in the credits of the film! What makes this even more exciting is the fact that a successful start on Kickstarter campaign will help us get The Culture High into theatres! That’s right, I said THEATRES!

We have worked out a deal with Phase 4 Films and D&E Entertainment to bring The Culture High to the big screen all across Canada, the U.S., Australia & possibly the UK. However, again, NONE of this will be possible unless we hit our goal of raising $190,000.00!

We have some amazing talent already agreeing to be interviewed, some of who you will recognize from the Union, but many, many new faces along with a truck load of previously unattainable footage will also be presented in this entertaining and educational film. We are extremely excited about the opportunity to complete this film as it will help educate the world on very important and controversial subject and do so in a very engaging fashion.

Your help in completing this project is sincerely appreciated and together we can make a film that will truly make a difference!

Thanks in advance for the support

Kind Regards

The Union Team

OUR GOAL FOR THE FILM

Simply put, we want to get the film out to as many people as possible. It is a film with a universal message, but Hollywood is telling us the audience doesn’t want this kind of film on the big screen or a mainstream release, this is OUR chance to prove them WRONG!

ABOUT KICKSTARTER

Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Every month tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, art, film, technology, design, food, and other creative fields. Every Kickstarter project must be fully funded before its time expires.

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DON’T REACH OUR GOAL

If we don’t raise our goal, we don’t get anything. Donors pledge the amounts, but don’t actually pay until the goal is reached and the funding deadline has passed. We want to avoid this so please spread the word. Everything helps! When we meet our goal we will begin shooting the film and keeping everyone up to date about EVERYTHING along the way through our social media sites, so buckle, and follow us as we embark on this crazy journey together.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

This film is only going to be possible with the help of you (Union fans, independent film fans, and anyone who loves a positive, thought provoking film). We want this to be your film just as much as it is ours. The more people who Participate the more chance we have of getting the story out. To help out please Twitter it, “Like” us on Facebook, email this Kickstarter link and let your friends, supporter groups, and co-workers know about the film and this campaign. We would love for people to get involved on a local level. Email Dena Details(denadetails@shaw.ca) to get more information and become involved.

CLICKABLE LINKS TO ARTICLES AND OTHER GOOD STUFF

SOCIAL MEDIA SITES:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE FILM AND FILM MAKERS

WHO ARE THE PRODUCTION TEAM

DISTRIBUTORS

Jeremiah Vandermeer is editor of Cannabis Culture. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Article From Cannabis Culture and republished with special permission.

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  1. Because “Corporations” are now “Persons” under the law, maybe you could also touch on that subject, as it relates to marijuana and the potential for marijuana legalization candidates to be promoted by Super PACs with millions and millions of dollars donated from Corporations which could earn a lot of money when marijuana is legalized in sales of marijuana beverages, like 5% strength like beer, only “marijuana beer” and 10 % strength like wine, only instead of grapes, marijuana wine, etc. There is such a huge market for corporations when marijuana is legal, and now any corporation can give a Super PAC millions of dollars to promote a marijuana legalization candidate for federal office. How do you start a Super PAC to promote marijuana legalization candidates? (1) http://www.opensecrets.org (2) http://www.fec.gov The U.S. Supreme Court has made is absolutely clear: you can start a Super PAC to promote marijuana legalization candidates. Who would want to donate a lot of money to a Super PAC which promotes a marijuana legalization candidate? (a) Sports figures, and every Major Sports Club in America, see daily news, major sports figures are arrested all the time for marijuana, the bigger the sports team, the more the news coverage on the marjiuana arrest of a major league sports team member. (b) People who want medical marijuana to be legalized under federal law. (c) People who want less government control of their personal lives. People who feel the government has grown like cancer and infringes upon our U.S. Constitutional rights to privacy in our homes. (d) People who are religious and believe in the Holy Bible, Old Testament, Genesis: God Gave Us Every Seed Bearing Plant. (e) People who are deeply outraged that private-for-profit prisons are making so much money off of prison labor, while they are receiving funds from tax payers to imprison people, that with the combined profit of tax payers being forced to pay taxes to fund private-for-profit prisons and the profit from the prison labor, Corrections Corporation of America IS NOW SELLING SHARES OF STOCK ON NASDAQ. (f) People who believe we are suffering from Unfair Trade Restriction and Economic Treason because it is legal to import hemp products from foreign countries and sell them in the United States of America, including selling them at Walmart, but it is not legal for farmers in the U.S.A. to grow hemp. This is ECONOMIC TREASON. (g) People who do not want their children denied any college loans or grants simply because they had a marijuana conviction as a teenager. Why should a person be convicted to a lifetime of ignorance because they can’t afford to pay for a college education, which is necessary in this complex and high tech civilization? Denying kids any college loans and grants because of a tiny marijuana conviction as a teenager keeps people down, keeps people poor, and is not in the best interests of a civilized society. (h) People who work in the entertainment industry, particularly in California, actors, agents, union members are deeply affected by marijuana arrests in their community all the time. What is a Super PAC? A Super PAC is a political action committee that asks for millions and millions of dollars of donations, and even very small donations, from Corporations and People, and uses the money to promote a candidate of their own choice. The Super PAC is independent from the candidate, and does not answer to the candidate at all. The Super PAC promotes the candidate exactly the way the Super PAC wants to, even if the candidate does not like it. The candidate has no say in how the Super PAC promotes the candidate. For example, take “NJ Weedman” – Ed Forchion, http://tlmp.org The Legalize Marijuana Party of New Jersey, who sometimes appears in videos and photos as a wonderful and wild kind of a guy, even extremely wild sometimes. But! a Super PAC can find the most conservative photos possible of NJ Weedman on the internet, and the most conservative edited video clips of him, and edit them even more, and promote him to the general public as a nice marijuana legalization candidate that the average American family would feel comfortable with. A Super PAC can use a candidate to get their marijuana legalization message across, while appearing to do what is perfectly legal – promote a candidate of their choice. Cris Ericson is the United States Marijuana Party http://usmjp.com candidate in Vermont. If a Super PAC wanted to promote her, they could use many resources on the internet, and edit them for their own purposes. Remember, the Super PAC does not answer to the candidate. The Super PAC is entirely independent of the candidate and they promote the candidate any way they want to, so long as it is legal. How do you find information about a candidate to help you start a Super PAC and promote the candidate of your choice? http://google.com http://images.google.com http://news.google.com http://blogsearch.google.com How do you find Corporations and People who might donate money to your Super PAC? Go to http://news.google.com and search for ‘marijuana’. Find all of the news stories of people arrested for marijuana for each and every day of the campaign season, and call them or their attorneys or their family members and tell them that they really need to have a candidate in the U.S. House or the U.S. Senate who will work to legalize marijuana. Ed Forchion, “NJ Weedman” is running for U.S. House of Representatives in the U.S. Congress in the State of New Jersey, and out-of-state donations are legal. Cris Ericson, United States Marijuana Party in Vermont, http://usmjp.com is running for United States Senator in the United States Congress (there are two legislative bodies in the U.S. Congress – House and Senate). Out of state donations are legal to the candidate directly. Remember, when the candidate receives donations directly, the candidate’s election committee decides how best to spend the donations to promote the candidate. When a Super PAC receives donations, the Super PAC decides how to spend the donations to promote the candidate, and the Super PAC does not work with the candidate, it is an entirely separate legal entity. So, the difference between a Super PAC and the candidate’s own election committee, is that the Super PAC can “use” a candidate to promote their own political agenda, for example, marijuana and hemp and cannabis legalization. There are at least two marijuana legalization candidates to chose from if you are considering creating a Super PAC: Cris Ericson http://usmp.com United States Marijuana Party and Ed Forchion http://tlmp.org The Legalize Marijuana Party

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