Boardwalk Hempire: The Rise and Fall of The Medical Kush Beach Club

(2013)

The Medical Kush Beach Club was the first and last medical marijuana store ever allowed in Venice Beach, California. This is the five year history of the Medical Marijuana Dispensary scene in Los Angeles. Shot on Venice Beach before, during and after Proposition 19.

‘Boardwalk Hempire’ Featurette with Tommy Chong and Rob Van Dam

Boardwalk Hempire: The Rise and Fall of The Medical Kush Beach Club is a new documentary and social commentary on the medical marijuana industry in its hey-day and its subsequent fall. The film chronicles the experiences of Sean Kush and his Medical Kush Beach Club, California's largest (over 100,000 members) medical marijuana dispensary since its opening in Venice Beach in 2006, while navigating through federal legislation, police raids, and the capricious medical marijuana industry.

Boardwalk Hempire highlights extraordinary, albeit unconventional, patient-caregiver relationships, high-status and celebrity supporters such as Tommy Chong and Rob Van Dam, and the peculiarities of owner Sean Kush. Filmed over the course of five years, and including a combination of never-before-seen footage, news reports, and interviews, the documentary sheds light on the "highs" and lows of a high-profile medical marijuana dispensary. Check out a new featurette on this project, then read below on how you can help bring this documentary to theaters.

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