Cannabis, wonderdrug?

A film by RAPHAËL HITIER
Produced by Scientifilms

Synopsis

What if weed could be a cure to most severe diseases, such as cancer or AIDS? Not really, but cannabis can.

As a matter of fact, molecules inside marijuana are now at the center of medical research around the world. There are more and more scientists, doctors, and psychologists encouraging the therapeutic and controlled use of cannabinoids for specific treatments.

While in France the use of this plant remains strictly illegal, the Israeli government authorize the production, sales and utilization of medicinal cannabis – in order to cure serious illness.

Several federal states of America have been legalizing it. In some states like Colorado, children and adults suffering from epilepsy crises or multiple sclerosis can find some relief thanks to these special drugs. This has created a new form of internal migration – “the medical displaced”.

Even more promising, Spanish researchers have just discovered and tested how cannabinoids can kill cancer cells on laboratory mice…