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Code of the West


At a time when the country is rethinking its drug policies large and small, one state rises to the forefront of national attention. Once a pioneer in legalizing medical marijuana, the state of Montana is poised to become the first in the nation 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 2011 Montana State Legislature as it debates the fate of medical marijuana.


Director(s): Rebecca Richman Cohen

Executive Producer(s): David Menschel

Producer(s): Rebecca Richman Cohen, Francisco Bello

Cinematographer: Joshua Z Weinstein

Editor(s): Francisco Bello

Music: Max Avery Lichtenstein

Director Bio


Rebecca Richman Cohen is an Emmy-award nominated filmmaker and lecturer at Harvard Law School. Her first film, "War Don Don" won the Special Jury Prize at SXSW in 2010. Rebecca was profiled in Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces as an “up-and-comer poised to shape the next generation of independent film."


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