According to the June 2017 Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry report, almost 84,000 Coloradans have an active Medical Marijuana registration and 651 physicians have recommended Medical Marijuana for one or more patients on the registry.
Thankfully, Cannabis & Hemp themed film festivals are coming to Colorado! Here’s a Blast from the Past: Conceived originally as a morality tale to warn parents against the alleged dangers of cannabis, it was recut into an exploitation film, a lurid melodrama about a group of dope-smoking teens who descend into a hell of murder, suicide and madness brought on, allegedly, by the infernal herb. Check out these alarmist posters. “Humans have cultivated and consumed the flowering tops of the female cannabis plant since virtually the beginning of recorded history.” NORML.
To get an idea of the types of films we are hoping to showcase, you can browse the selections at Films for Action and Top Documentary Films. Here are some Rules & Guidelines. In recent years, scientific studies have demonstrated the health benefits of Cannabis and certain chemicals contained within the plant, namely THC and CBD (cannabidiol).
Unfortunately, for many people who might benefit from using the plant, “marihuana” is still classified under Schedule I of the federal Controlled Substances Act along with dangerous and/or addictive man-made chemical concoctions like Ecstasy and LSD.
In many towns across America – unbelievably in this modern day – it is still illegal “to use, possess, or distribute” this innocent, innocuous little plant. The FDA has approved specific cannabinoids for the treatment of side effects of cancer. Therefore, the chemical extracts CBD & THC would be considered legal, so long as they were obtained legally through approved distributors. How safe are proposed marijuana tracking technologies? “What do evangelical Christian Pat Robertson, progressive media maven Arianna Huffington, conservative businessman David Koch, actor Bryan Cranston and rapper Snoop Dogg have in common?” Read more, The Marijuana Majority.
With the federal government agreeing with researchers and patients that there are, in fact, many medicinal benefits for cancer patients, one has to wonder when the use of Cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes will become common across all fifty states.
Check out An Offer You Can’t Refuse: How US Federal Prosecutors Force Drug Defendants to Plead Guilty, report. Is Cannabis dangerous? Well…let’s see. Between 150 and 200 Americans die each year from complications related to food allergies.
Moreover, allergic reactions to food resulted in approximately 317,000 visits to hospital emergency departments, outpatient clinics and physicians’ offices. In a typical year, nearly 100 American deaths are caused by bee stings. In the first half 2016, there were 17,775 deaths on the road involving car accidents. So….what about deaths from cannabis overdose? Since you really want to know, here’s an exhaustive list of everyone who’s died from overdose.
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The regulation and legality of “Marihuana” for medicinal purposes has been left up to each individual state and U.S. territory. Consequently, while many states and territories have passed legislation making the distribution and use of the plant legal for patients diagnosed with cancers and other medical conditions, other states and territories still arrest and jail innocent patients and recreational users.
In recent years, Americans have sought to legalize cannabis for recreational and medicinal purposes. Some states, such as Colorado, have legalized the plant for recreational use much like alcohol. Cannabis-related Jobs are becoming a frequent activity for young people. Once people locate a job in the industry, they need to know how to properly apply for that position. Having knowledge about the Cannabis & Hemp businesses that are legally operating in 18 states is the first step.
Knowing how to grow, how to sell, the laws pertaining to jobs, testing Cannabis and much more will help Americans have an advantage when they apply for these types of jobs. Submit your film.