'Rolling Papers' is a Documentary on Colorado's Cannabis Culture

By: Laura McQuarrie - Mar 24, 2016
References: rollingpapersfilm & uinterview
'Rolling Paper' is the name of a self-aware documentary that follows the use of recreational marijuana and cannabis culture following the legalization of the drug in Colorado.

The documentary begins with a look at "weed journalism" and in particular, 'The Cannabist' journal started by The Denver Post, which created a new surge of interest in the newspaper, especially since it became commonly referred to as "The Denver Pot." In a time where print publications are on the decline, creating The Cannabist turned out to be a move that was worth the risk for The Denver Post.

Outside of The Cannabist, the Rolling Papers documentary also serves as a social commentary that touches on topics like childcare, medication and manufacturing, although viewers are left to fill in many blanks by drawing their own conclusions.