STONED: Hemp Nation on Trial is a 48-minute documentary created in 1998 that follows the story, trial and constitutional challenge of Christopher Clay, who faced 4 life sentences for promoting cannabis seeds and plant cuttings from his retailer Hemp Nation in London, Ontario.
STONED: Hemp Nation on Trial was the most preferred documentary on CBC’s Rough Cuts in 1998-99 and was nominated for Ideal Political Documentary at HotDocs! in 1999. It premiered nationally in Canada on CBC Newsworld in 1998 and aired on CHUM Television in Ontario, Canada. STONED: Hemp Nation on Trial is directed and created by Russell Bennett, co-directed by Sarah Jane Flynn. The cinematography is by Jeremy Benning. Copyright 1998 Russell Bennett. See www.bigsmokeproductions.com.