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“Using original and archival footage,”WHAT IF CANNABIS CURED CANCER” presents highly convincing evidence that this forbidden herb has healing properties beyond any other plant on the planet— interacting as it does with the body’s own “endocannabinoid system” to keep us fit and disease-free. “WHAT IF CANNABIS CURED CANCER” explains how we are all born with a form of marijuana already in our bodies, and when pot is consumed, the “endocannabinoids” inside us—along with any cannabinoids we ingest—fit together like a key in a lock, thereby promoting the death of cancer cells without harming the body’s healthy cells. A powerful and eye-opening film about the future of cannabis—and perhaps even the future of medicine. Narrated by Emmy-winning actor, PETER COYOTE.
FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST “I recommend an excellent documentary film, ‘WHAT IF CANNABIS CURED CANCER,” by Len Richmond, which summarizes the remarkable research findings of recent years about the cancer-protective effects of novel compounds in marijuana. Most medical doctors are not aware of this information and its implications for cancer prevention and treatment.”- ANDREW WEIL, M.D.”
“In our first episode, host Matt Zimbric heads to a secret Californian medical marijuana garden run by Nonna Marijuana, a 91-year-old grandmother who cooks classic Italian with a twist. Using buds grown by her own daughter, Nonna teaches Matt a foolproof method for infusing cannabis into butter, then guides him through preparing Chicken “Pot-cciatore” and gnocchi in ganja butter. Along the way, she explains how and why she recommends medical marijuana to those in need—without ever getting high on her own supply. Matt, on the other hand, may regret going back for seconds.”
A two part look at the problems that opioid addiction causes and how cannabis could be the answer to resolve the growing issue. The videos which are less than four minutes long are an intriguing look into America’s addiction to prescription drugs
“It only took a car accident to get Amy Mellen hooked on opioids for over a decade. In Part 1 of Amy’s story, she and her family take us along Amy’s opioid journey and the moment that led her to finally quit prescription painkillers”
For almost thousand years, the Rif has been home to large scale cannabis cultivation. While there have been flare-ups of violence from the Moroccan police from time to time, the past decade has seen a transition to peace in the War on Drugs.
In Amsterdam – hash-selling coffee shops rely heavily on this industry, while the entire supply chain is still illegal. Journalist Thijs Roes wanted to find out what’s going on and why we’re not talking about it. Thijs Roes went to Morocco to find out more
Controlled Substance is a Youtube channel about drugs from a scientific perspective and without any taboos. We assume intelligence and responsibility from our viewers, since all are actors in one of the biggest conflicts of our time: the international War on Drugs.
This channel talks about substances as if they’re a common cultural phenomenon. Because they are.
Controlled Substance is hosted from the Netherlands by science journalist Tice Roes.
Coming your way is a new UK documentary focused on cannabis, featuring well known activists as they continue in the push for people’s right to consume cannabis how they see fit. The documentary started off as an idea on the hugely popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter where it had a successful run in raising the funds. The quality of the film trailers for the Grassroots: The Cannabis Revolution has some calling it “the UK’s Culture High” which is a huge achievement for the team behind the documentary given the small budget. Here’s a few of the people featured in the line up:
Clark French – MS Patient and Cannabis Activist, UK
Greg de Hoedt – Crohns Patient and Cannabis Activist, UK
Dennis Peron – Cannabis Activist and Author of Proposition 215, USA
Michelle X – MS Patient and Cannabis Activist, UK
Nol van Schaik – Coffeeshop Owner and Activist, Holland
Colin Davies – Opened 1st Coffeeshop in the UK, UK
Wernard Bruining – Opened 1st Coffeeshop in Holland
Paul Tokin – Cannabis Activist and Video Blogger, USA
Dan Redband – Trim Team Manager, RiverRock Denver/Video Blogger, USA
Alun Buffry – Cannabis Activist, UK
Deej Sullivan – Cannabis Activist, UK
Jason Reed – Director of L.E.A.P. UK (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition), UK
“The Scientist” is a documentary that traces the story of Nobel price nominee Dr Mechoulam
In 1964 Professor Raphael Mechoulam was on a public bus carrying 5 kilos of premium Lebanese hashish in a plastic bag to his laboratory at the Weitzmann Institute in Rehovot. That noticeably fragrant bus ride turned out to be a fateful one, as Mechoulam used his haul to discover the psychoactive component in Cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It was a discovery that had eluded scientists for decades.
Twenty years later, Mechoulam ascertained that THC interacts with the largest receptor system in the human body, the endocannabinoid system (ECS). He then found that the human brain produces its very own Cannabis – a chemical that they named anandamide after the Sanskrit word ananda, “bliss”.
Though still unknown to most researchers and medical professionals because of the worldwide prohibition of marijuana, the importance of the endocannabinoid system is growing daily. It has been called the “supercomputer that regulates homeostasis in the human body.” Because receptors are found throughout the brain and in every major organ, this system is thought to be involved in most disease state. This is one reason that Cannabis treats so many varied illnesses. Mechoulam has been investigating this compound longer and more thoughtfully than any other scientist. He has unearthed Cannabis’s role in treating seizure disorders, schizophrenia and PTSD, plus its impact on other functions that govern human health, such as the rapidity with which an infant bonds with his mother. He has been awarded numerous scientific prizes and is universally acknowledged as the “father of cannabinoid medicine”. Despite these accolades, Mechoulam’s name isn’t known outside of a small group of researchers.
“The Scientist is a documentary that traces the story of Mechoulam from his early days as a child of the Holocaust in Bulgaria, through his immigration to Israel, and his career as the chief investigator into the chemistry and biology of the world’s most misunderstood plant.
“When Darwin finished his ideas on evolution he put them in a drawer for 20 years because he feared what the Church would say,” says Zach Klein, the writer, producer, editor of The Scientist. “Mechoulam was never vilified because he is such a great scientist, but the world has been slow to understand his findings because of the demonization that Cannabis suffered since the beginning of the war on drugs.”
Klein first met Professor Mechoulam when researching the ways Cannabis reduces the symptoms of chemotherapy that his mother was experiencing while being treated for breast cancer. That led to his first documentary, Prescribed Grass, which aired on Israeli television in 2009 and prompted health officials in that country to launch what is today the world’s largest state-sponsored medical marijuana program.
The Scientist was produced in association with Fundación CANNA, a non-profit research foundation focusing on the study of Cannabis and its compounds. Please visit www.fundacion-canna.es for further information.
The intention of The 41st Shade Documentary is to explore the role of cannabis in 21st Century Ireland, not least due to growing usage within the mainstream, but also because of our failure to prevent its distribution.
For this reason, we need to question the resources ploughed into the ‘war on drugs’ and whether both the time and manpower called upon is justifiable when it appears that all other progressive nations are either entirely decriminalising cannabis or relaxing their laws on its possession. Maybe it is just a matter of semantics. Perhaps we should just stop calling cannabis a ‘drug’ and refer to it by its proper title, a plant, at which point the war will finally stop and we can redirect our severely stretched resources to persue those who are committing real crime.
In June 2002, tucked away in the depths of the University of Madrid’s biochemistry building an inconspicuous event took place that would shape the future of cancer treatment over the coming decades. It wasn’t planned; in fact it was down to the pure chance that 2 separate research teams, focusing their lives on separate challenges were joined by the curiosity of a young professor. He was Manuel Guzman, whose lab researching the medicinal values of cannabis was the taboo neighbour of the much larger cancer research department. As he explains looking back upon that day, what he did was down to nothing more than base curiosity. He took pure THC, one of the active principles within cannabis, and added it to a petri dish containing aggressive cancer cells simply because “I wanted to see what would happen”…
Ten years later, as countries across the world change their laws on cannabis the laws in the United Kingdom remain unchanged. However, in those 10 years Professor Manuel Guzman and his team’s ideas have evolved from his finding on that day and have proved that in animal models cannabis has potent anti cancer properties that result in the death of highly aggressive tumour cells of many cancers.
With cancer on the increase globally we have begun to form a queue where we are told by medical science to wait our turn, and at the end of the line 1 in 3 take the cancer ride. Many people accept this fate and console themselves to live out their days in peace with family; others fight to their last breath arming themselves with everything conventional medicine has to offer. However, some take things into their own hands and start searching for something more, something that can offer a shred of hope when facing such a certain end, something buried beneath nearly a century of mis-education and prohibition. This is the story of six of these people, and what they found.
While the team in Madrid passed the years in the labs an underground movement began to gather both pace and credibility. Films like ‘run from the cure’ inspired hundreds and then thousands of people to do more than just nod curiously as paper after paper were released in scientific journals highlighting the anti-cancer action of cannabiniods. As The Internet enabled the sharing of knowledge, social media created hubs of information and shared stories, and cannabis breeders began to shift their efforts to develop new strains grounded in science. The organisation Bud Buddies, after 15 years of providing cannabis to sick people, switched their attention to cancer. Four years of underground research has passed, they have worked with countless people, endured several court cases, and numerous convictions for supplying cannabis to those who need it.
This film ‘Project Storm’ documents the culmination of this work and reflects the Bud Buddies attitude that ‘actions speak far louder than words’.
Inside America’s Billion-Dollar Weed Business : The Grass Is Greener – Short Film
In a city with dispensaries as common as coffee shops, Denver is undoubtedly the epicenter of the legal cannabis movement. And if you’re in the business of bud, it’s a good place to be: Colorado accounted for a third of the country’s 2.7 billion dollar cannabis market last year.
But with being America’s fastest growing industry, comes growing pains. Cannabis is still illegal on the federal level which conflicts with some state laws that have legalised it for recreational use, but even with this market projections for the next five years are set to climb to over $11 Billion Dollars.
VICE News meets the investors cashing in on the green rush and finds out how fractured cannabis laws are causing the American market to miss out. – Source
American financial institutions are regulated at the federal level and because of the conflicts in state and federal law most businesses in the industry are operating without a bank account. This leaves some businesses dealing solely in cash or in a state of limbo where they try to line up another bank before the one they’re with shuts them out.
Colorado counted for a third of the country’s 2.7 billion dollar cannabis market last year but with being America’s fastest growing industry comes growing pains.
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