Colorado is known for many things, but lately one seems to trump them all. The altitude isn’t the only thing getting people high, and as many of you have probably heard, Colorado has become the first state in the United States to legalize the recreational use of Marijuana.
On Jan. 14, 2014, Colorado officially opened doors for regulated marijuana dispensaries to sell and cultivate marijuana on the basis of capital gain and recreational use, which to many was a huge moment in American history. Three friends from Jacksonville decided to experience the “Rocky Mountain High” for themselves, and document the monumental day in United States marijuana history in a comedic documentary titled, Mile High-The Comeback of Cannabis, which premieres in Jacksonville on May 14.
After months of extensive research and preparation, comedian Adam Hartle, and his two friends, director Anthony Hashem and cinematographer Mik Ayer, set out on a quest to document the first day that marijuana was officially legal for Americans to possess.
“We were the only film crew to capture this historic moment live out in Denver, we were also among the first in American history to legally buy marijuana when the shops opened for business on Jan. 1st, 2014,” said Hartle.
With all three friends being from the Jacksonville area, they want to give their hometown community the opportunity to experience the day like they did, so they are bringing their documentary to the screens of the Sunray Cinema in 5 points on May 14.
Believe it or not, this might hit home pretty hard for Jacksonville residents. As some of you know, and for those who don’t, Florida has proposed a similar law on the ballot in this coming November election, and may be one of the, if not THE next state to legalize marijuana. The bill (SB 1562) is said to have a slight chance of being passed by the legislature, but has seen over whelming support from the public.
Who knows, in a few months Florida might be the second highest state in the country, in no regards to altitude of course. Be sure to support your local film makers and try and make it down to Sunray cinema on May 14 to check this one out.
For more information about the film and the screening at Sunray, or to watch the official trailer to the film visit www.MileHighFilm.com.