Unplugged & Totally Uncut

Ricardo Baca from Rolling Papers

February 12, 201614 min
When documentary filmmaker Mitch Dickman and his director of photography Zack Armstrong started following me around with cameras on Jan. 1, 2014, none of us truly knew what we were getting into. But as they wrapped filming exactly 364 days later on Dec. 31, 2014 — the filmmakers’ cameras having followed my colleagues and me at The Denver Post and Cannabist all over the state and even to pot-legal Uruguay — we had a much clearer idea what we’d gotten into. Mitch, Zac and their colleagues had made a movie about my colleagues and I — a movie that looked at the first year of recreational marijuana sales in the world via the lens of a daily newspaper (and its all-weed website) covering the newly legal plant as if it were any other industry. And now that documentary, “Rolling Papers,” has released its first film trailer and an updated poster as well as its national theatrical release date: Feb. 19, 2016. “I’m most excited to see the varied reactions,” said “Rolling Papers” director Dickman.

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