Raise your hand if you have known someone who has been an addict? Almost everyone knows someone, close or distant, who is struggling with the problem of drug addiction. It could be a distant relative of yours or a person who was in school with you. The sheer probability of people knowing such people shows how worse the problem is getting with every passing year. While there are a lot of places where you can get help, and in some places, for free, often young people fall into addiction in the first place and that is because of some misjudgment on their part that could have been avoided with the proper knowledge of the consequences that follow such acts. But before that, it is even more important to understand what drugs are all about. So, here’s the list of really good drug documentaries on Netflix that are available to stream right now. You will find all kinds of films and shows on this list: drug addiction documentaries, heroine and cocaine abuse documentaries and even war on drugs documentaries.
10. Highland: Thailand’s Marijuana Awakening (2017)
Every country has a different set of cultural, political and economic scenario. There might be some gestures that are considered cool or acceptable in your country but might not be so welcoming in another. A similar case follows for marijuana as well. It might not be such an important issue for the American economy, but for Thailand, it paints a whole new picture. ‘Highland: Thailand’s Marijuana Awakening’ follows the events that led to its legalization in the country and how it affected the political and economic climate of the country. This documentary presents the opportunity to be a great learning experience, about both weed and white elephants!
9. Rolling Papers (2015)
Marijuana is a tricky thing. It isn’t legal everywhere, yet that doesn’t stop “smoking pot” from becoming a part of the popular culture. After it was legalised in Colorado, The Denver Post took a bold step which not only helped sell its more copies but also gave rise to a new form of writing. What the newspaper did was dedicate one of its sections entirely to marijuana. Now that everyone could talk about it, the journalists joined the conversation, giving advice and tips and even recipes involving it. ‘Rolling Papers’ gives you a glimpse into this foray, while exploring marijuana’s current legal status in other states.
8. The Legend of Cocaine Island (2019)