Weed The People

WEED THE PEOPLE first premiered at SXSW in 2018, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Award. It is directed by award-winning documentarian Abby Epstein, who won an Emmy for her 2003 documentary UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS.
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WEED THE PEOPLE first premiered at SXSW in 2018, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Award. It is directed by award-winning documentarian Abby Epstein, who won an Emmy for her 2003 documentary UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS. Cannabis has been off-limits to doctors and researchers in the US for the past 80 years, but recently scientists have discovered its anti-cancer properties. Armed with only these laboratory studies, desperate parents obtain cannabis oil from underground sources to save their children from childhood cancers. 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 beget 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?
WARRIORS OF ADVOCACY Award Winner “Moving… An urgent cry for help.” – Los Angeles Times “A heartstring-pulling advocacy doc.” – The Hollywood Reporter “Inspirational. There will be tears of joy with the film’s multiple success stories.” – Film Journal International “A smart and vitally important documentary look at medical marijuana.” – Flick Filosopher “‘Weed The People’ will challenge everything you thought you knew about medical marijuana.” – Bustle “Ricki Lake’s ‘Weed The People’ proves once and for all that marijuana can save lives.” – Romper “The whole point of our title is to help destigmatize the plant” – Forbes

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Director(s): Abby Epstein

Producer(s): Ricki Lake. Giancarlo Canavesio, Sol Tryon, James Costa (Co-Producer), Christian Evans (Co-Producer)

Writer(s):

Editor(s): Kristen Nutile, Christopher Seward

Cast: Amanda Reiman, Donald Abrams, Bonni Goldstein

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Language: English

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