WEED – A CNN Special Report by Dr. Sanjay Gupta
This cannabis documentary features several medical marijuana patients, and leads us through the process they must endure to receive a prescription. This troubling task all due to the marijuana prohibition started by Harry Anslinger in 1937 and was, in Gupta’s words, “based on lies”. Gupta explains the scientific reasoning cannabis affects the brain differently in those who use it regularly and those who use it occasionally. Researchers explain how the cannabinoids in cannabis, like THC and CBD, can kill cancer cells. We follow the breathtaking story of young girl, Charlotte, who suffers from Dravet Syndrome; a rare and severe form of epilepsy found in children. Charlotte’s family is then introduced to the Stanley Brothers in Colorado, developers of a medical strain called “Charlottes Web”. This strain is able to dramatically reduce the number of seizures in children suffering from epilepsy. This is a must-see documentary.