Too much of anything can be bad and the consequences of too much of drugs, that’s something we are all familiar with. Not all of us have tried these drugs, but cinema has shown us the most graphic and disturbing images of drug addictions in movies like ‘Requiem for a Dream‘, ‘The Basketball Diaries’, and these are just a few examples. Addiction is more or less of a disease of its own and has the capability of destroying lives and ruining families when it gets in the way of our simple day-to-day activities.
But drugs are not portrayed in a negative light all the time. Sometimes movies just show a bunch of teenagers having the time of their lives under the influence of drugs and alcohol and it’s fun to watch that as well unless it does not influence us in a wrong way. But drug abuse is not confined to being “medicated” or “stoned”. You could be “on meds” (prescription medicines) and still be a drug addict of some sort and this too has been discussed in one of the entries below.
Now maybe you just want to get high and have some fun watching a movie about stoned teenagers or you want something educational that’ll make you more aware about the consequences of taking drugs; whatever it is, we have you covered. Here’s the list of really good drug movies on Netflix that are available to stream right now. The list includes drug smuggling movies, substance abuse movies and drug dealer movies.
8. Rolling Papers (2015)
On January 1, 2014, recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado which gained immense popularity and weed was literally bursting out of dispensaries. This rise in the use of the recreational drug’s legal use also gave new opportunities to dying journalism-based sources of media. The Denver post took advantage of this opportunity and started the world’s first section on the newspaper for “pot” that went by the name The Cannabist. Ricardo Basa was the first cannabis section editor in the world who went on to employ a team of staff writers and offbeat freelancers.
The Cannabis had everything from policy-related news to weed recipes to parenting advice and guides for the usage of weed. All this gave birth to a field of journalism that was never heard of before this — Pot Journalism. This documentary covers this journey of pot journalism; an opportunity that was used to its full potential by The Denver Post.