Michael Hope Is on a Grassroots Mission to Educate America About the True Potential of Marijuana

Independent filmmaker Michael Hope wishes to bring liberty and justice to all by educating Americans on the truth about Marijuana through his Indiegogo campaign, Hope for Liberty & Justice. His funding goal for this campaign is $150,000.


Madison, SD -- (ReleaseWire) -- 06/05/2015 --Independent filmmaker Michael Hope's film 'Pot (the movie)' is unlike any other film made on the topic of Marijuana. The film appeals to anyone who truly cares about liberty and justice and Michael believes every individual should have access to current, scientific facts so they are able to make informed decisions.

Since the beginning of the last century, Marijuana has been a highly controversial topic. It seems as though much of the controversy is due to the misinformation and miseducation in America. For this reason, Michael feels that now is the right time to educate Americans on the need for more pragmatic cannabis related laws.

Michael has developed the campaign, Hope for Liberty & Justice, to help cure the Marijuana misconceptions in this country. He is looking to gain support for the decriminalization and legalization of Marijuana through his film 'Pot (the movie)'.

According to Michael the top reasons to decriminalize Marijuana are

Marijuana has shown great promise for a number of maladies such as Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, AIDS, Glaucoma, Cancer and many other diseases

Marijuana has never been associated with overdose, whereas every 19 minutes someone in America dies from a prescription drug overdose

Recreationally, Marijuana can be a relatively safe alternative for American citizens who might not have alcohol as a viable option

The amount spent by our US Government fighting Marijuana is enough money to employ 880,000 school teachers at our country's average teacher salary

Legalization will reduce the flow of money to international criminal gangs from the United States economy

In countries where Marijuana is legal, it has been contributed to lower crime rates

Marijuana /Hemp has countless industrial applications

Many representatives in law enforcement believe their resources should focus on fighting the true dangers to society versus Marijuana and possession arrests

Prosecution related to Marijuana is extremely biased against minorities

Currently, the majority of the US population supports the decriminalization of Marijuana

The independent film 'Pot (the movie)' explains the top misunderstood aspects of Marijuana and introduces people to the scientific background of cannabis in a light-hearted and entertaining way. The Indiegogo campaign, Hope for Liberty & Justice, has been launched to help raise funds towards the $150,000 goal and will be used to take the film on-the-road to a hometowns across the US.

Michael says, "People will care if we educate them, but they don't want to pay for the education, so that's where your donations come in. If we reach our goal, we will be able to make it easier to access the film both digitally and through grassroots methods." Michael Hope invites backers to contribute to this venture and asks for help in sharing the truth about Marijuana.

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About Michael Hope
Independent filmmaker Michael Hope has worked professionally as a fine artist and in media production his entire career and is passionate about advocating for subjects like liberty, justice, equality and peace. The point of this film is to encourage educated dialog. Michael would like everyone in this country to be educated on ANY substance they put into their bodies, and to do so cautiously. He has no economic interest in this industry, but rather is a fan of liberty and justice and prefers laws based on scientific fact.