"Captures a crucial moment in the future of marijuana activism – a prologue to the next chapters of marijuana legislation… setting the stage for the discussion of federal legalization."- Eric Kohn, Indiewire
"Marijuana’s Journey to Legitimacy. This assured documentary is loaded with rancor... the battle isn’t over whether pot should be legalized, but to what extent."- Andy Webster, The New York Times
"A fascinating, extraordinarily well-researched and executed doc."- Brandon Harris, Filmmaker Magazine
"Captures a moment of change. In interviews with recreational and medical marijuana users, dealers, and legislators, as well as footage from protests, rallies, and events like Hempfest in Seattle, Morton slowly builds a case for legalization."- Diana Clarke, Village Voice
"A fascinating case study in the promise and perils of ballot-box democracy, and the give-and-take nature of social progress."- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon
"Evergreen offers an important boots-on-the ground perspective."- John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"Morton and Cowan elucidate the situation from the ground up with considerable clarity, aided by the well-paced editing of Darren Lund and Jason Reid. Lensing by helmer Morton fully exploits the photogenic qualities of both the state and the weed."- Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"A taut, thorough chronicle of the 2012 campaign to pass Initiative 502 — which proposed legalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use — “Evergreen” is an energetic study of a hard-fought battle."
- Tom Keogh, The Seattle Times
"Morton’s feature-length debut is a compelling look inside not only the war on drugs but the grueling process of civic reform in today’s culture, a primer on how difficult it is to institute real change in contemporary America." - This Week in New York
"An in-depth film documenting all of the difficulties and nuances activists faced on the road to passing I-502, a piece of legislation in Washington State legalizing small amounts of marijuana. It is a no frills, serious look at both sides of the aisle, but the surprising thing is that the two sides aren’t pro-legalization vs. anti-legalization-- we don’t see much in the way of predictable, blustery Reagan-era anti-drug conservatism."- Ted Metrakas, Film Forward
"This excellent documentary is mandatory viewing for anyone who takes marijuana legalization seriously."
- Just Activism
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