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Colorado and Washington vote to Legalize Marijuana

In a historical, unprecedented election Tuesday – Colorado and Washington state residents voted to legalize marijuana for individuals over the age of 21 (and Massachusetts passed medical marijuana!)   What kind of implications will this have on the DEA and the Feds who have been attacking medical marijuana programs across the country for years?  This is a huge blow to their campaign against cannabis.   For patients, and others who just enjoy the therapeutic benefits of cannabis, this is a fantastic victory!   A HUGE thank you to the activists in California who got the ball rolling in 2010 with their proposition.   Because of California’s efforts, Colorado and Washington are now making the bold step to legalize cannabis!


A NORML LIFE – Full length documentary about medical cannabis

Check out this FULL LENGTH documentary, A NORML LIFE (2011) – all about the state of medical marijuana in the US today.

From the description: “A NORML LIFE documentary on the current state of medical marijuana in America. Personal stories from patients, doctors and caregivers verify its medical effectiveness while leading activist rally support to end prohibition.

Produced by
Chris Burry …. associate producer
Peter Darling …. associate producer
Rod Pitman …. executive producer
Doug Ross …. producer

A NORML Life, goes beyond the recitation of facts and figures to capture the beating heart of the legalization movement, in all its passion, its commitment and its excitement.

It’s an extraordinary job by Pitman, producer Doug Ross and a rich cast of cannabis characters including Seattle Hempfest founder Vivian McPeak (who, near the beginning of the show, rightly says America’s marijuana laws are “fixing a problem that never existed,”), and it wastes no time in going for the emotional resonance which is the reason many of us are involved in this movement.

The documentary, which compellingly tells the proud story of advocates fighting for the legalization of marijuana, was released by Cinema Libre Studios on DVD last week. The film presents a strong case that the use of medical marijuana is effective, and that it is a safe alternative to pharmaceutical medicines.

Disclaimer: This documentary and information is for entertainment only. Marijuana laws vary from State to State and Country to Country. In many growing and possessing marijuana is illegal. By no means is this an endorsement to break or violate any laws.”

Thanks to gotankless for the upload!


When We Grow, This is What We Can Do!


This is a FANTASTIC documentary covering all of the bases of cannabis history

From the video:

“When We Grow…This Is What We Can Do” is an educational documentary concerning the facts about cannabis. In this feature length documentary we explore everything there is, from industrial hemp to medicinal cannabis use, from the origins of cannabis prohibition to the legality of growing equipment.
A film by Seth Finegold and presented by Luke Bailey.

Featuring Interviews with:
Professor David Nutt (Head of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs)
Mr Peter Reynolds (Head of CLEAR UK, formerly the Legalize Cannabis Alliance)
Ms Sarah Martin (Medicinal cannabis patient)

Find out more at:
http://www.blogtopus.tv

How did Marijuana Become Illegal?


Great documentary answering a question far too many people never think to ask.  EDUCATE THE MASSES!

Cured Too – skin cancer – cured by cannabis oil!

 

Cannabis oil cures skin cancer.  The proof is right here!

 

Video by David Triplett

Cannabinoid Pie Chart

cannabinoid pie chart

This is a very awesome picture I stumbled upon. This pie chart shows the cannabinoids naturally occurring in Cannabis and what their effects are on the human body. A great visual representation of the beneficial effects of marijuana!

Another great full-length doc – Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis

I love finding these fantastic documentaries about cannabis online.  This one is a little lengthy (almost an hour), but focuses a lot on the medical benefits of cannabis and the ridiculousness of its illegality.

Marijuana DOES NOT CAUSE LUNG CANCER!

A VERY interesting study done by Dr. Donald Tashkin.

Text from video description: “Pulmonary specialist and Federal Government researcher from UCLA Geffen School of Medicine finds that marijuana does not cause lung cancer in his study on the effects of cannabis and the lungs. Results of this study are discussed for the first time. If you agree that cannabis should be legal, write a letter to your congressperson and tell them to legalize it!
Cannabis was made illegal because the paper industry was split between the hemp and the wood pulp factions. The wood pulp people had more money and won, which caused a negative ripple effect in our society such as the loss of a valuable medicine. Since the prohibition of cannabis began the cancer rates have grown at an alarming rate. Cannabis is used for thousands of purposes and it’s loss of use has caused great hardship to everyone. It is time for truth to prevail and prohibition to stop.”

Medical Marijuana’s effects on Human Health

From the video description: “Visit http://the-medicine-man.info/420-reasons.html for medical marijuana patient stories. 420 reasons why medical cannabis should be legal. The goal is 420 videos, each telling their story of how medical marijuana was a necessity, how it changed their lives, how it saved them from prescription drugs.

Well educated, respected physicians and surgeons talk about the effects of cannabis on the body and brain. They discuss the medical reasons that medical marijuana has healing aspects and positive contributions in helping patients become well.”

Why do Humans Desire Marijuana?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vYF3YXX6l8

This is an interesting documentary (Part 1 of 2, Part 2 is available thru the link as well) showcasing how marijuana is not the harmful plant the government makes it out to be. Another in a line of great documentaries. I believe this is a snippet from a full film.

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