This story, which previously ran on October 1, 2014, now includes the full video for purchase below.
British billionaire Richard Branson, Young Turks hosts Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur, and rapper Snoop Lion appear in a new documentary criticizing the “war on drugs” strategy as a failure for the U.S.
Branson argued in an online post on Wednesday that the film, The Culture High, “takes a raw and honest look at modern day cannabis prohibition, asking ‘what exactly is going on here?'”
Kasparian and Uygur can also be heard in the trailer questioning media and political policy connected to the prohibition against marijuana.
“We think, ‘Well, if you’re good at raising money, that must mean you’re a good politician,'” Uygur says. “What does that have to do with serving the people?”
Branson’s post came on his participation in a report by an advocacy group, the Global Commission on Drug Policy, calling on the U.S. to treat marijuana-related policies as health issues, instead of “criminalizing people for drug use and possession.”
“We are wasting way too much money and way too many other precious resources on incarceration, when we could and should be spending those resources on education, vocational training, reentry, and – in the case of drug users – on treatment and proper medical care,” Branson wrote following the report’s release.
The Culture High debuts Oct. 17, 2014 and can be seen below:
‘He’s cooked’: Sam Donaldson warns Trump the Senate may vote to convict him after impeachment trial
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"Breaking news," CNN Don Lemon alerted. "A CNN source saying that the effort to pressure Ukraine for political help alarmed John Bolton so much that the told an aide to alert White House lawyers that Giuliani was a hand grenade who will blow everyone up. And a source familiar with Fiona Hill’s testimony says the former Russia adviser told lawmakers she was she saw wrongdoing in the Ukraine policy and reported it."
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"The effort to pressure Ukraine for political help provoked a heated confrontation inside the White House last summer that so alarmed John R. Bolton, then the national security adviser, that he told an aide to alert White House lawyers, House investigators were told on Monday," the newspaper reported. "Mr. Bolton got into a sharp exchange on July 10 with Gordon D. Sondland, the Trump donor turned ambassador to the European Union, who was working with Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, to press Ukraine to investigate Democrats, according to testimony provided to the investigators."
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"The latest reporting from The New York Times indicates that the thousands of troops that we have there, that the president moved, are now trapped. They don’t have an actual way out since Turkey has cut off the roads and the exit routes that they might use and so now there is the question of will there be an airlift? How will we get the U.S. troops out?" MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell asked.
"We haven’t had to get troops out like this since the fall of Saigon," Sherman replied. "This is going to be very, very difficult."