lifestyle | 11.03.2018

Top 10 Cannabis Documentaries

Sam Anthony


I’m no fortune teller - but if you’re looking to learn more about marijuana, and want to be entertained at the same time, then I'm pretty sure I see a cannabis documentary in your future.

From big budget, award-winning docs to kickstarter funded indie films, this list has you covered no matter what you're looking for. There are a lot of great cannabis documentaries out there, but these are 10 of our favorites.

Kick back and learn something new

The Culture High

Released: 2014

The Culture High features big names like Joe Rogan and Snoop Dogg and we think it’s just a little bit better than its predecessor, the next documentary on this list.

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High

Released: 2007

The first of producer Brett Harvey’s groundbreaking documentaries on marijuana advocates legalization by looking at the vast number of industries that it could benefit from it.

Super High Me

Released: 2007

Probably the most infamous documentary on this list, the film follows comedian Doug Benson as he smokes heavily for 30 days and documents the whole thing.

How Weed Won the West

Released: 2010

Featuring a host of unlikely characters, the main thread of this film is about how California was on the brink of bankruptcy before it enabled a new legal market for marijuana.

420: The Documentary

Released: 2013

This documentary looks at the way in which cannabis was demonized in the United States by powerful businessmen and corrupt politicians. You’ll walk away with a sense of gratitude about how much better things are for marijuana in 2018!


Released: 2013

We have to give credit where credit is due, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta deserves enormous credit for admitting that he was wrong about marijuana. In this CNN special, Gupta takes you through the research that led him to change his mind about marijuana despite his previous opposition to it.

Kings of Cannabis

Released: 2013

If you don’t have Netflix, no problem -- this Vice documentary is free to watch on Youtube. Mostly set in Colombia, Kings of Cannabis takes a look at the South American marijuana export business.

In Pot We Trust

Release: 2007

Instead of the large scale view that most documentaries take, In Pot We Trust follows the lives of five chronically ill patients who have been prescribed medical marijuana.


Released: 2010

Set in Grand Forks, British Columbia, Cannabiz digs into the local politics of a small Canadian town at the crossroads of legalization. If the Canadian underground cannabis industry interests you then check out this documentary.

Cannabis: A Lost History

Released: 2018

Chris Rice, The creator of Cannabis: A Lost History, gives this documentary a homemade feel while still giving you lots of interesting information about the history of marijuana in human cultures.

There’s tons of great video content out there about cannabis - this list, with only 10 of our favorites, certainly doesn’t cover it all. Hopefully it gives you a good place to start.

So put your feet up, have an edible (if it’s legal), and enjoy.

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