Weed the People

Feature | NR | 97

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Film Info
Section:Special Presentation Documentaries
Length:Feature
Genre:Documentary
Run Time:97
Premiere Status:Southeast US Premiere
Rating:NR
Nation:USA
Original Language:English
Past Festival:SXSW Film Festival
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Abby Epstein
Producer:Ricki Lake | Giancarlo Canavesio | Sol Tryon
Cinematographer:Paulo Netto | Richard Pearce | Jenna Rosher
Editor:Mollie Goldstein | Kristen Nutile | Adam Christopher Seward
Music:Simone Giuliani

Description

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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