Code of the West
Submission Date: October 8, 2013
Attributing Author: worldchannel.org
At a time when the world is rethinking its drug policies large and small, one state rises to the forefront.
Once a pioneer in legalizing medical marijuana, the state of Montana may now become the first to repeal its medical marijuana law. Set against the sweeping vistas of the Rockies, the steamy lamplight of marijuana grow houses, and the bustling halls of the State Capitol, Code of the West follows the political process of marijuana policy reform – and the recent federal crackdown on medical marijuana growers across the country. Chronicling the opinions and reactions of patients, growers (“caregivers”), politicians, activists, and community members on both sides of the issue, the story paints an image of what happens when federal and state governments clash with communities in the crossfire, and the individuals involved who ultimately pay the price.