SEATTLE, Wash. - The new feature documentary "Evergreen: The Road to Legalization in Washington" received critical acclaim and enthusiastic audience response during its World Premiere last week at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF).
"Evergreen" is a behind-the-scenes examination of Washington State Initiative 502, which legalized recreational marijuana for the first time in America. The 86-minute film shines a light on the heated process that led to I-502's passage, including the controversial impact of its implementation on the future of United States drug policy.
In the closing moments of the documentary, Vivian McPeak, Executive Director of Seattle Hempfest, makes a hopeful plea to the President for policy reform at the Federal level: "President Obama, we've lived under the specter of the iron curtain of prohibition all of our lives. President Obama, tear down this wall."