Friday, March 20, 2009

Cannabis - The Evil Weed

Cannabis is the world's favourite drug, but also one of the least understood. Can cannabis cause schizophrenia? Is it addictive? Can it lead you on to harder drugs? Or is it simply a herb, an undervalued medicine?

Addiction specialist Dr John Marsden discovers that modern science is finally beginning to find answers to these questions. John traces the cannabis plants' birthplace in Kazakhstan; finds the origins of our sensitivity to cannabis in the simple sea squirt; and finds out just what it does to our brains.

He meets people who have been changed by this drug in drastically different ways - from those whose lives have been shattered to those who lives have been revived.

More documentaries like this...

If Drugs Were Legal

The Hemp Revolution

The Human Mind


cinndave said...

Such a good documentary! It covered all the health issues, and learned a few new things about the evolution and how it fits in with the neurotransmitters. They definitely need to amend the Controlled Substances Act to make this a schedule II or schedule III drug already, now that scientific progress on the drug is being done overseas. Should be available by prescription only.

He's totally right at the end about the effects being subtle, like apathy, duller thinking, or not being able to remember where you put your sunglasses. Sometimes I feel like the only one who doesn't want to legalize dope. I think it's really selfish and naive to think that we'd be better off if everybody smokes all the dope they want.

Anonymous said...

Cinddave, I think you're selfish and naïve to try and forbid others to do with their body what they want.

That guy, Frank, is so pathetic, it's his own bloody fault, he's not addicted it's all in his head he's just a spineless weakling.

If you smoke cannabis and quit your brain restores itself, it doesn't kill off your braincells like, say, alcohol and nicotine.

Anonymous said...

djeez and that Skunk guy, Paul, what a tosser, everyone knows you don't start smoking pot under 17.

Fuck man, people are argumenting this as a negative thing about cannabis while it's the people themselfs that cause the issues...