Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis

58 minutes 8.0/10 based on 9 votes

Clearing the Smoke reveals how cannabis acts on the brain and in the body to treat nausea, pain, epilepsy, cancer, and many other illnesses both mental and physical.

Extensive interviews with patients, doctors, researchers and skeptics detail the promises and the limitations of medicinal cannabis.

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  • Darren Freeman

    The doctor interviewed who was against the use of cannabis made a remark that really erks my bones. He says “smoking dope” in what it seems to be an attempt to devalue the drug and keep the old stigma’s in place. It’s a plant….like many others that contain medical attributes. Funny how this boob has been influencial in advising politicians on it’s safety for legalization. I believe it comes down to the political power of the drug companies (the real drug dealers). Do they really want such an effective drug to be something a person could grow in their house?

    • Cam

      I noticed that too, and couldn’t agree more.

  • Kelly Conelley

    It still blows my mind that they would prefer to get patients hooked on MORPHINE rather than let them smoke marijuana!

    • modi

      very good argument…

  • awful_truth

    The brainwashed will not like this documentary, regardless how informative it is! The only thing not discussed is why marijuana became illegal to begin with. They do note that the pharmaceutical industry cannot patent soemthing natural, but in reality, if it was legalized, many of their pharmaceuticals would be useless costing them billions in lost revenue. Since many of these corporate owners are the same owners of the media outlets, is why the truth cannot find its way to the average person. While the state of Texas no longer incarcerates for possession charges(saved billions, 13% drop in crime) federal conservatives in Canada just recently passed legislation for mandatory jail sentences for possession, so they can support the privatization of prisons. In the final analysis, pot smokers should be happy it hasn’t been legalized. The street price of marijuana has not increased in 25 years, while alcohol which is far more destructive to society, has increased 400% and tobacco 1200% becasue they are regulated by the federal governments who are more addicted to tax revenues then the people are to their choice of legal drugs. Something to think about!

  • Bob

    Just because pharmaceutical companies aren’t selling something, does not mean that it can’t be used as a medicine.

  • Cjwilson

    Will it help someone who has motor neurone disease!

  • HeatherinCLW

    The fact that it’s STILL classified as a “Schedule 1” drug seems unbelievable to me. Right up there with Heroin?!? What about alcohol and tobacco? There has never been even one incidence in recorded history of somebody dying from a marijuana overdose. NEVER. In another documentary on medicinal marijuana they showed a clip of Bush #1 saying something like: these people smoke pot…and then they think, and then they TALK!!!
    That and that Pharma won’t able to compete with home growers is what I think this fight is about. It really chaps my ass!

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