Clearing the Smoke, reveals how cannabis acts on the brain and in the body to treat nausea, pain, epilepsy and potentially even cancer. Extensive interviews with patients, doctors, researchers and skeptics detail the promises and the limitations of medicinal cannabis. Even though the video has an American perspective, marijuana use is illegal throughout many countries of the world for reasons that are not clear.
( full story … Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis )
The fight against drug use in America has been going on since the turn of the last century but the term “War on Drugs” only became part of our national dialogue in 1970 when it was first used by President Richard Nixon. The President later formed the DEA and started a push to outlaw drugs of all kinds. Among the most discussed drugs in this war is Marijuana. This special will look at the storied and strange history of Marijuana in America.
( full story … Marijuana: A Chronic History )
The Union: “A very well built documentary about cannabis and drug prohibition. Does the drug prohibition work? Have a look and think for yourself.” Ever wonder what British Columbia’s most profitable industries are? Logging? Fishing? Tourism? Ever think to include marijuana? If you haven’t, think again.
( full story … THE UNION: the business behind getting high )
Endocannabinoids are a group of lipid compounds (fatlike) that are produced by some invertebrates and all vertebrates including humans. Their classification is based on their biological activity, which is often similar to that of the main psychoactive phytocannabinoid (plant cannabinoid) delta-9 tetrahydrocanabinol (THC) found in the marijuana plant.
( full story … What are Endocannabinoids? )
Cannabis is the world’s favourite illegal drug, but also one of the least understood. Can cannabis cause schizophrenia? Is it addictive? Can it lead you on to harder drugs? Or is it simply a herb, an undervalued medicine? Addiction specialist Dr John Marsden discovers that modern science is finally beginning to find answers to these questions. John traces the cannabis plants’ birthplace in Kazakhstan; finds the origins of our sensitivity to cannabis in the simple sea squirt; and finds out just what it does to our brains.
( full story … Cannabis: The Evil Weed? )
Ex-EastEnders star James Alexandrou explores the truth about Britain’s favourite illegal drug, from cannabis sold on the street to the hidden world of organised crime. Exploring the use and effects of Britain’s most popular illegal drug.
( full story … Cannabis: What’s the Harm? )
Canada’s $20 billion-dollar marijuana industry is now at a violent crossroads between crime and commerce. Impossible to police, yet steadily gaining public acceptance, the cannabis industry is now so vast and vital to Canada’s national economy that it can no longer be ignored. CannaBiz unfolds in Grand Forks, BC, a small border town nestled in [...]
( full story … CannaBiz )
Documentary series examining the global story of drugs, from Afghanistan’s poppy fields to the streets of New York and the estates of Edinburgh. With Angus Macqueen from Channel 4. Episode 1, Everyone’s at It – Episode 2, The Life and Death of a Dealer – Episode 3, Birth of a Narco-State.
( full story … Our Drugs War )
Chicken George aka Plantem talks about Cannabis and Nimbin at the Hemp Embassy in 2007. A 60 minute documentary drama that explores the universe and beyond, via the mind of a local legend. Long live the Plantem, hemp hemp hooray.
( full story … Plantem talks HEMP in Nimbin, Australia )
The AMERICAN DREAM is a 30 minute animated film that shows you how you’ve been scammed by the most basic elements of our government system. All Americans strive for the American Dream, and this film shows you why your dream is getting farther and farther away.
( full story … The American Dream Film )