Taking a look at marijuana in the law and in the movies

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Taking a look at marijuana in the law and in the movies

Jonathan Nelson

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Pot continues to be just as hot topic in Hollywood as it is on Capitol Hill. In the mid-1930s, marijuana began cropping up in films around the same time that the government was taking legislative steps to control it. Today, stoner films have become wildly popular with more mainstream stars picking up a pipe, while legislators continue to bumble with the subject.

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