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Weed the People (2018)

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Cannabis has been off-limits to doctors and researchers in the US for the past 80 years, but recently scientists have discovered its anti-cancer properties. Armed with only these laboratory studies, desperate parents obtain cannabis oil from underground sources to save their children from childhood cancers. "Weed the People" follows these families through uncharted waters as they take their children's survival into their own hands. Some of their miraculous outcomes beget the unsettling question at the heart of the film: If weed is truly saving lives, why doesn't the government want people to access it?

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Beyond its plea for research, the documentary is largely hopeful, but for balance could include more anecdotes and details of when the treatment doesn't have the desired results.

November 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Though the film seems pretty thoroughly convinced on this topic, its main argument should ring true even for skeptics: We won't know the answers if, thanks to the drug's Schedule I status in the US, scientists remain unable to study its effects.

October 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Just when you thought there was nothing remaining to say about marijuana, docmaker Abby Epstein brings us the stories of cancer patients and their families struggling against cruel, archaic laws...

June 12, 2020 | Full Review…

Its playful title notwithstanding, Weed the People is a tough watch-but it's definitely worth sticking with it.

March 23, 2020 | Full Review…

A wonderfully empathetic look at the ongoing medical marijuana debate.

May 14, 2019 | Full Review…

A smart, vitally important documentary look at medical marijuana, how it is helping real Americans right now, and why Big Pharma has ignored its healing properties.

October 26, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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