Weed the People

An inspirational documentary that gives the 411 on using 420 to treat children with cancer.


Weed the People

By federal law, the possession of cannabis is illegal in the United States. One consequence of this as that parents desperate to obtain cannabis oil with which to treat their children's cancer must turn to underground sources. WEED THE PEOPLE follows these families through uncharted waters as they take their children's survival into their own hands. Some of their miraculous outcomes provoke the unsettling question at the heart of the film: if weed is truly saving lives, why doesn't the government want people to access it?

This Abby Epstein and Ricki Lake film exposes startling practices, the paths parents take to obtain the medicine and the remarkable outcomes that these kids experience.

WEED THE PEOPLE is a timely look at the medicinal benefits of marijuana as states move to legalize it, while the current federal administration continues their threat to stop it. The film challenges our notions of what defines a drug versus a medicine.
Documentary, Health, Women and Film
Abby Epstein
John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

For those of us with no direct involvement in the debate, it may seem that America is making plenty of progress, albeit in a herky-jerky way, toward more sensible laws regarding cannabis. If anything, it is astonishing (as with gay marriage) how quickly public sentiment has shifted, with once ...

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