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Dan Fogler joins us in studio. He directed, wrote and stars in the film “Don Peyote” being release May 16th in theaters and May 9th in VOD. The film also stars Josh Duhamel, Anne Hathaway, Topher Grace, Jay Baruchel, Annabella Sciorra and filmmaker Abel Ferrara. Needless to say, the legalization of marijuanais a huge topic of discussion at the moment and this film lends itself to that topic.
Dan is known for his roles in films such as “Balls of Fury” with Christopher Walken, Ang Lee’s “Taking Woodstock,” “Good Luck Chuck” with DaneCook and “Love Happens” with Jennifer Aniston. He’s a Tony winner for the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and has starred in the ABC series “Man Up” and “Meet the Gold.”
Here are some personal opinions Dan shared with us regarding his political passion:
The legalization of marijuana is only one aspect of my political passion.
I like to smoke it vaporize it eat it just as much as the next person. I'm an advocate of THC technologies creating a hemp based society to reach for a new kind of green utopia by embracing the reverse engineering of the marijuana plant we can create various jobs in several fields across the eco & geopolitical board including: alternate clean power sources to ween us off of oil, as well as feed & clothe the hungry & poor. and we can help heal the world and rid it of diseases like cancer. Pharmaceuticals are poison and the drug war is a sham, if we took half the time and energy & money we waste demonizing pot, we could solve 90% of the issues threatening the earth and humanity Right now. And that's just one plant. Imagine if we took the stick out of our collective asses about medicines like ayahuasca. We could actually take our spiritually bankrupt society and start evolving in the right direction. the undiscovered country is not in the rain forest or at the bottom of the ocean or on mars. it is within ourselves. within our minds eye. we just have to wake it up again to regain the knowledge we need to answer the questions threatening the future of our species today. If we eliminate the need we can end war and feed the world with weed.
In the film "Don Peyote" we offer up alternate solutions to solve the hard life questions facing us presently. perhaps the reality currently presented to us wouldn't be so daunting if we just took our collective brain power and started thinking outside of the box and off the grid. Smoking pot hasn't halted our progress it is ignorance and fear that has stunted our growth. It's time to take action now before the damage is irreversible. It's time to set our goals a little higher.