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  • Is it legal to use real weed on camera?

    Hey guys, I was wondering if it was legal to use real weed on camera if the people using it had their medical cards?

  • #2
    What an odd question. Why would it matter? It's a movie. How could the viewer possibly know whether they're smoking cannabis, oregano, or lawn clippings?
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    • #3
      Don't know about that, but I hear it is now illegal for actors to smoke real tobacco in films shot in CA due to bans on smoking in the workplace. I hear they have to smoke herbal cigarettes instead. Is this true?
      Matt Crunk
      Writer/Producer/Director/Actor
      Fiveacre Films Productions

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      • #4
        I doubt it. The ban on smoking is not just for tobacco, its any cigarette no matter its contents. Likely this does not apply to a film set when the smoke is for the film and not the crew doing it.

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        • #5
          Might be legal if filming in Colorado. I would think getting the real stuff would really increase the budget though.

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          • #6
            As long as no one knows its real weed, I don't think its much of an issue.

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            • #7
              no one will know. I worked on a really low budget movie once that used real weed and cocaine for the big drug scene. I think that's how they paid the extras that day :)

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              • #8
                If it's legal for the actors to smoke the real stuff, it doesn't matter if you film them doing it. Nothing illegal about filming it.


                KH

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                • #9
                  Interesting question lol. Maybe the question should be how would they know it is real?

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                  • #10
                    I was wondering about that same thing lol! But I guess it might also depend on the context of the scene.

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                    • #11
                      Lol, its funny because how could someone would let some real weeds on the camera.

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                      • #12
                        If it's legal to smoke weed under the circumstances, then it's legal/illegal to film it.

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