A new film focusing on how medical cannabis has helped children suffering from cancer has been released. The film is titled “Weed the People”.
Abby Esptein, the director of the movie, said that the purpose of the film was to address the stigma directed at medical marijuana.
The documentary shows babies whose lives are literary fading away as a result of undergoing chemo and other conventional forms of cancer treatment. However, the use of medical cannabis transforms the lives of those babies and saves many of them from imminent death.
The movie traces the journey of different parents who are battling to access medical marijuana in order to save their kids’ lives from the ravages of cancer.
The timing of the movie seems to have been perfect given that the FDA recently approved a cannabis-derived drug for the treatment of epilepsy. Such regulatory approval seems to go against the long-held attitude towards cannabis as something that doesn’t possess any medical value.
Rickie Lake, the producer of “Weed the People” says cannabis was a medicine for thousands of years and it has only been a restricted substance for about 80 years. That restriction was the result of people being brainwashed to abandon the use of a plant with nearly countless benefits, the producer added.
The filmmakers revealed that their project has been in the making for the past five years, so no one should imagine that the film was motivated by the recent wave of public opinion in favor of medical marijuana.
They hope that the film will provide the missing link which will convince the general public about the usefulness of cannabis. They also hope that the movie will help to propel understanding of medical cannabis, and possibly address the opioid epidemic in the country.
In the film, parents choose medical marijuana instead of prescription meds. The results show how right those parents were since their kids improve remarkably while they are on medical cannabis treatment.
The producer of “Weed the People” says that her interest is to create awareness about the different treatment options available to patients. Whether or not those patients opt for medical marijuana is of little interest to her as long as any decision that a patient or caregiver makes is an informed one.
After watching the stories of the approximately half a dozen children on medical marijuana, one is left asking himself or herself why the American federal government is so opposed to legalizing a substance which is having such untold benefits to kids with cancer. You can bet your last dollar that Phivida Holdings Inc. (CSE: VIDA) (OTCQX: PHVAF) and Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) are asking themselves that same question.
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