Last Year while making my rounds at the 20th Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, I was fortunate enough to meet Doug Benson. Little did I know at the time, he was about to drop a “Potumentary” called Super High ME. Imagine Super Size ME, but with pot instead of McDonald’s. Doug Benson starts the movie with 30 days of no smoking or alcohol and then dedicating the next 30 days to copious amounts of smoking and eating marijuana laced products.
I felt the ‘meat’ of the movie was the conflict between state medical marijuana laws and federal anti-drug laws. There are some very candid shots of medicinal dispensaries getting raided and the protests that ensued. A perspective you really don’t get to see in the mainstream media. Unfortunately, Super High Me did lack the real medical examination of the 30 days of consuming MJ and the reality check of a real documentary.
Some things this movie is:
-Doug Benson’s humorous 30-day stoned journey.
-a political film about the dispute between state and federal authorities on Marijuana legalization in California.
-a club film about Benson’s comedy act during the period of his 30-day experiment.
-evidence that marijuana won’t do much harm.
Some Fun Facts
Super High Me
- A “documentary” about the effects of smoking marijuana non-stop for 30 days
- Doug didn’t drink alcohol for the entire two months
- He lost 8 pounds during supah-high month
- Interviews with activists, politicians, patients, dispensary owners