How Oliver Stone Grew Fake Pot for ‘Savages’ [Video]

Savages Movie Marijuana

It turns out that if you want something that looks exactly like marijuana for your movie, Tomas Voth is a great resource to have. In this behind-the-scenes look at Savages, director Oliver Stone praises Voth – the production designer – for getting his hands dirty the synthetic way.

Making fake marijuana is crucial because using real weed in movies is a federal no-no, but making it look real is a tough job.

Watch as Stone explains how they grew fake pot for the flick:


A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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