A cannabis industry insider introduces you to the people, businesses, and issues surrounding the historic first year of legalized marijuana in the United States.
Making History: This documentary introduces you to the lawmakers and business leaders who crafted legalization in Colorado. For the first time in America’s history, cannabis is legal to purchase for adult recreation, and it’s all captured on film.
Meet the People: “It’s not just about the cannabis, it’s about the care.” We introduce you to a mother struggling to care for her sick daughter, veterans trying to piece back their lives and families after war, and man serving life in prison without parole for cannabis.
***Scroll to the bottom for updates to the people in the movie (SPOILER ALERT)****
Directed by – Hunter Bradshaw, Michael Shawn Wade
Written by – Hunter Bradshaw, Michael Wade, Andrew Lindemann
Produced by – Hunter Bradshaw
Executive Producers – Hunter Bradshaw, Michael Wade
Co-Producer – Michael St. James
Director of Photography – Andrew Lindemann
Editor – Andrew Lindemann
Associate Producers – Kyle Walker, Josh Savitt, Joe Hager
Music Supervisor – Michael St. James / Stjamesmedia
Original Music by – Michael St. James
Narrated by – Hunter Bradshaw
Feel the Music: Artists from the Soundtrack (In order of appearance):
“Godspeed” – Performed by Braving The Atlantic
“Rise Above” – Performed by Joshua Logan
“Do You Want it” – Performed by: Bop Skizzum
“Daydreaming” – Performed by Xiren
“Simple” – Performed by Saints
“Forward On In Dub” – Performed by Funkshone
“Spiritual Interlude I (The Heist)” – Performed by Funkshone
“Dirty Money” – Performed by Funkshone
“Payday” – Performed by Jimmy Stofer
“West Side Highway” – Performed by Phantom RIde
“Pop Three” – Performed by Xiren
“Summer Love” – Performed by Phantom Ride
“Purification Parts 1 & 2” – Performed by Funkshone
“Coloradical” – Performed by: Bop Skizzum
“Stop the Bus” – Performed by Funkshone
“In Front of You” – Performed by Xiren
“Save You” – Performed by Heavygrinder
“Row Your Boat” – Performed by Elevaters
“The Palace” – Performed by Xiren
“Only Human” – Performed by Katey Laurel
“Battlesong” – Performed by Katey Laurel
“Obliteration” – Performed by Heavygrinder
“Let’s Get Real” – Performed by Elevaters
Updates on some of the people in the film
Jeff Mizanskey – On September 1st, 2015, Jeff Mizanskey, at the age of 62, after being behind bars for two decades serving sentence of life in prison without parole for a non-violent cannabis charge, walked out Jefferson City Correctional Center in Missouri a free man. His interview in Growing Reason was the last one he did in prison. The producers of Growing Reason, along with countless advocates and legal teams, are happy to have had a part in effecting change, and salute Gov. Jay Nixon for his actions on commuting the sentence.
Loralai (the little girl with brain tumors) – Loralai passed away January 2nd, 2015 after fighting for her life against ETANTR for 4years and 10 months. She was born Dec. 1st 2010. Visit https://www.facebook.com/PrayersforLoralai to learn more.
Genifer Murray CannLabs founder and President is no longer with the company.