Tuesday, September 26, 2006

In Dispensing Cannabis: The California Story, a number of patients describe why they need medical marijuana, and their struggles to obtain it. The long history of marijuana’s medical uses is summarized but, Alter warns, “We are not trying to present a balanced view on the legitimacy of medical cannibis. The legitimacy is assumed in the documentary.” Instead the focus is on the patients, the caregivers, the doctors and the public officials wrestling with the complex issues resulting from conflicting laws. These “voices from the inside” present a story not heard until now.


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