Weekend Netflix Movie Selection #2
Last Updated on Friday, 13 September 2013 09:57
Written by theglasshousetx
Friday, 13 September 2013 09:57
Glancing at the cover of the documentary Super High Me, you might think Morgan Spurlock just went from McDonald’s to marijuana. But no, Super High Me is the brainchild of Doug Benson, a stand-up comedian and cannabis lover. It’s also our pick for your weekend Netflix movie. It’s easy! It’s streaming! It’s educational! You’ll love it.
Released on 4/20 in 2007, Super High Me features Benson, who is a regular toker, going cold turkey for thirty days, then smoking non-stop for another thirty days. During each thirty day period, he completes various tasks to document his mental and physical health. He then compares the test results to analyze the effects of his marijuana use.
Benson also conducts interviews throughout the film to gain other perspectives on marijuana use, including marijuana activists, dispensary owners, politicians, and patients with medical marijuana prescriptions.
We won’t spoil anything for you if you haven’t already seen the film…maybe you can guess what conclusions Benson draws, or maybe you’ll be surprised. A few things to keep in mind as you watch – yes, the film is clearly low-budget. Don’t let that turn you off! Also, Benson was completely legal and safe while filming, and he didn’t drive at all during his “high” thirty days.
Some critics think Super High Me is biased, just a film that makes stoners feel better about themselves, but we found the conclusions to be pretty irrefutable! Check it out and let us know what you think.