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Oregon: Kickstarter Project Debuts To Fund Documentary On Marijuana Industry

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Studio McDermott, Portland-based film studio,on Thursday announced their Kickstarter project to assist in funding "Oregon: The State of Cannabis," an in-depth look at Oregon's burgeoning cannabis industry and the pioneers behind it.

Fueled by the successful passage of Oregon's Measure 91 in 2014, the filmmakers at Studio McDermott have already logged over 120 interviews with some of the most important players in the newly legal cannabis industry. Their hope is to preserve the history of the pioneers who are creating the legal cannabis industry.

"From the basement of an old school cultivators to the deep pockets of big business, a completely new market is emerging," said Max McDermott, cinematographer and editor at Studio McDermott. "When you witness the birth of an industry, you see how quickly things have to move in order to be successful."

"Cannabis legalization will impact all Oregonians," said Michael McDermott, the award-winning director of photography and co-founder of Studio McDermott. "Oregon: The State of Cannabis is capturing a moment in history that would otherwise be lost."

Having already poured hundreds of man-hours and resources into this passion project, the filmmakers at Studio McDermott are now looking to the public to help fund the remaining research and post-production expenses.

Minnesota: Pot (The Movie) World Premiere Set For Minneapolis-St. Paul Film Festival

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With April 20, the global marijuana holiday, just around the corner and marijuana policy becoming an ever-increasing political hot button subject, a cannabis documentary is set to debut on the big screen.

Pot (the movie) will have its world premiere on April 11, at St. Anthony Main Theater as part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival. Filmmaker Michael Hope brings together the modern information on marijuana use and products, current law enforcement perspectives, as well as the history and science that led us to this crossroad in history.

“If people are going to have an opinion on marijuana, they should have accurate, current information for an informed opinion," Hope said. "This is that film.

"This is an educational documentary, intended to help people have an informed opinion on the subject of marijuana," Hope said. "Pot (the movie) has original, timely content, which people need to see now. It is unlike any movie on the subject, showing important information about current science, use, laws, and effect of current policies.”

Hope spent 2014 traveling across the country exploring the issue between legalization in Colorado and the strict prosecution in his home state of South Dakota. Along his travels, Hope came across some wonderful stories, especially on the medical side of the marijuana story, from mother, Angela Brown, who is being prosecuted for using cannabis as medicine for her son’s traumatic brain injury after traditional medicine failed, to other law-abiding citizens being affected by outdated public policy.

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