The film takes the audience into the homes of five families who decide to use MMJ to treat their children’s cancer.
Filmmakers Abby Epstein and Ricki Lake spent the last six years working on the documentary, Weed the People, which looks at medical cannabis treatment for childhood cancers. The film takes the audience into the homes and hearts of five families who decide to use medical cannabis to treat their children, in some cases alongside chemotherapy, while other parents choose to use medicinal cannabis exclusively after traditional medicine failed. Executive director, Ricki Lake became interested in medical marijuana when her late ex-husband, Christian Evans, began researching CBD for relief from chronic pain and depression. Sadly, Evans committed suicide in 2017. Lake worked with award-winning director, Abby Epstein, who was Lake’s creative partner on their first award-winning documentary made in 2008, The Business of Being Born. ? Weed the People looks beyond weed-activism and the politics surrounding it and takes a deep dive into the science behind medicinal cannabis through interviews with a series of authoritative physicians and researchers, including cannabis pioneer Mara Gordon, who specializes in the development of cannabis extract treatment protocols for seriously ill patients. These experts are interspersed with the compelling stories of ordinary families who are seeking the best for their children while having to face off with the US government’s backward laws on medical cannabis. To see when Weed the People is playing in your town, check the website. https://www.weedthepeoplemovie.com/
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