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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse Clearing the Smoke for
revealing how the plant's chemical compounds act on the brain
and the body to potentially treat a myriad of difficult conditions
and diseases, exploring the legitimate scientific work of cannabis
researchers across the nation, and for telling the stories of relief
for patients who suffer from cancer, chronic pain and epilepsy.

Clearing the Smoke
The Science of Cannabis

Clearing the Smoke (2011) - 60 minutes
Clearing the Smoke at Amazon.com

Montana's Medical Marijuana law has been the subject of intense controversy and criticism. While the media has covered the social issues well, there has been little discussion about the science. MontanaPBS's new documentary, Clearing the Smoke, reveals how the plant's chemical compounds act on the brain and the body to potentially treat a myriad of difficult conditions and diseases. Personal stories of the relief from pain, nausea and epileptic seizures frame a scientific discussion of both the therapeutic potential and the very real side effects of cannabis as a medicine. The documentary details the government restrictions and financial difficulties of doing research on the plant, but it also highlights the legitimate work being done by scientists across the nation, including one South Carolina researchers who is uncovering the potential of cannabiniods to treat auto-immune diseases and certain types of cancer. Interviews include Dr. Igor Grant, Director of the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research and Dr. Eric Voth, longtime medical marijuana critic and Drug Policy Advisor to Presidents Reagan, George H.W.Bush, Clinton and George W. Bush.

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Clearing the Smoke
The Science of Cannabis

Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse Clearing the Smoke for
revealing how the plant's chemical compounds act on the brain
and the body to potentially treat a myriad of difficult conditions
and diseases, exploring the legitimate scientific work of cannabis
researchers across the nation, and for telling the stories of relief
for patients who suffer from cancer, chronic pain and epilepsy.