This documentary is filled with great information for those people who are just learning about cannabis
“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.”
“The Sinister Reason Weed is Illegal” is a theatrical explanation and useful summary of how cannabis became so demonized and why, The short was put together by College Humour’s – Adam Ruins Everything series. Check it out…
Ava suffers from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome which causes her severe seizures. Cannabis has shown to reduce and even completely stop seizures in people. Ava is on CBD oil which has massively reduced her seizures but hasn’t completely eradicated them. CBD is legal in Ireland but Ava needs a whole cannabis plant medicine, which is the full spectrum of cannabinoids – including THC.
In this video, Published on Apr 8, 2017 by communities against water charges on Youtube sees Vera passionately address the large crowd gathered to protest water charges in Ireland’s capitol city, Dublin. Vera makes a very interesting point by asking why should she and her daughter facilitate the government by leaving the country to gain access to cannabis where it is legal to do so. A question that every family could ask when in a similar situation, especially when they know cannabis can alleviate problems and save lives. Cannabis has been shown to help with thousands of diseases and ailments but governments continue to deny it to citizens who need it most, which is unfortunately to the advantage of the big pharmaceutical companies. Please find out what is going on locally and get involved wherever you are in the world, we need to end the madness of cannabis prohibition….
“On a beautiful sunny day in Dublin, Vera once again made the trek from Cork to Dublin to speak to the crowd about her struggle to get her daughter Ava who is 7 years, old medicinal cannabis to control her seizures from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravits Syndrome. Make it medicine, Make it Happen!”
You Can keep up to date with Vera’s campaign for her daughter here Hope For Ava
Kate O’Connell rejects claim that medical marijuana Bill would cut overdoses and save lives
Proposals to legalise medicinal cannabis are “madness” and “verging on the immoral”, the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health has been told by the Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell. O’Connell, a practising pharmacist in Dublin, said the proposals would undermine existing regulations that are designed to protect the public.
She was responding to the People before Profit TD Gino Kenny, who said his Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill would save lives by reducing overdoses from other drugs. Ms O’Connell said the arguments for legalisation rested on “fake facts”, anecdote and hearsay, separate from scientific evidence about the effectiveness and safety of cannabis.
“I see this Bill as undermining the current regulatory framework we have with the Health [Products] Regulatory Authority and the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, who are internationally recognised as the competent authorities,” she told the committee.
She pointed out that a recent report from the authority found a complete lack of clinical and scientific evidence for medicinal cannabis and that patients can already obtain a cannabis product provided that a competent, qualified hospital consultant judges that it is needed. Ms O’Connell asked what would happen if a person with epilepsy had a fit after taking medicinal cannabis and then crashed a car. “On whose hands is that?”
She added that after speaking against the Bill at a previous meeting she had endured “10 days of vile abuse” online
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”
This video from VICE features Lee Harris who ran for Mayor of London in 2016 for the Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol Party AKA CISTA on his campaign trail. One “Gropper” (a grandmother who runs cannabis grow-op in her house) takes us on a tour of her indoor garden. We also follow thieves who target houses that are growing cannabis, identifying them with a drone and a camera that sees heat signals to break in and rob them because they cannot contact the police. Well known motivated stoner and UK rapper Black The Ripper gives his opinions and reasons for living like cannabis is completely legal. Chairman of the United Kingdom’s Cannabis Social Clubs – Greg De Hoedt who also suffers form Crohn’s Disease tells his own story about how he found out cannabis was the best medicine for him
Viki Vaurora talks about using Marijuana as the ultimate disease defeating drug at TED x Bangalore. Viki also explores how hemp ( cannabis / bhang ) is embedded into Indian Hindu culture, why the west helped the demise of the hemp industry and why we should be using it in our everyday lives for medical, societal, cultural, spiritual, industrial and nutritional reasons. Its a brief presentation that is definitely worth less than 8 minutes of your time, check it out…
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Vera Twomey, an Irish mother has embarked on a trek across Ireland from Cork to the government buildings in Dublin to demand she be allowed to cannabis oil which contains THC for her daughter Ava who needs it to save her from devastating seizures. The trek which started as a walk had to finished with Vera in a wheelchair being pushed due to injuries sustained during the walk. Vera has stated she will camp outside the buildings until the government make the changes that will alleviate her daughter’s suffering
Vera Twomey has released footage to Tv3 News of her daughter Ava suffering from a seizure in an effort to speed up her access to potentially life-changing medication.Ava suffers from a rare drug-resistant form of epilepsy known as Dravet Syndrome and can suffer as many as 20 seizures a day. Her mother states that medicinal cannabis products can help alleviate Ava's symptoms.However she has been unable to access the products and is calling on health officials to help her daughter. http://jrnl.ie/3251456f
Vera is defiant against the government policy which only allows for CBD cannabis oils with less than 0.02 THC in products sold in Ireland and she is gaining huge public support. Below is the last part of her walk to the government building, where Vera was eventually allowed through the gate with supportive politician Gino Kenny and coming out again to address the crowd
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
This is an epic compilation video of Joe Rogan explaining (and passionately ranting in parts) why the cannabis plant is illegal.
It helps connect some of the dots you may be missing in the complexity of the so called ‘war on drugs’ – which is really a war on people…mostly poor people. The video is accompanied by a nice background track and some simple but effective images that really helps drive Joe’s points home…The ‘war on drugs’ is the cause of the real harm but is kept in it’s perpetual state to profit a small number of already extremely rich people…
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