Code of the West

At a time when the world is rethinking its drug policies large and small, one state rises to the forefront. Once a pioneer in legalizing medical cannabis, the state of Montana may now become the first to repeal its medical cannabis law. Set against the sweeping vistas of the Rockies, the steamy lamplight of cannabis grow houses, and the bustling halls of the State Capitol, CODE OF THE WEST follows the political process of cannabis policy reform – and the 2011 federal crackdown on medical cannabis growers across the country. This is the story of what happens when politics fail, emotions run high and communities pay the price. Watch Trailer Watch the Film

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“Eye-opening… gripping”
— Liliana Segura, The Nation

“An inspired, deeply personal look at the battle over medical marijuana”
— Norm Stamper, Seattle Chief of Police (Ret.)

“A very human, deeply engrossing and elegantly crafted film”
— David Noh, Film Journal International