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Cannabis [electronic resource]: Evil Weed?

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
How addictive is cannabis? Does it lead to harder drug use, or is it an underappreciated herbal medicine? Can it cause mental illness? This program explores the science and the public debate surrounding the world's favorite illegal drug. Tracing the birthplace of the humble plant to Kazakhstan in Central Asia, addiction specialist Dr. John Marsden guides viewers through several topics and issues-including links between THC and schizophrenia; experiments on mice suggesting cannabis-related cognitive impairment; the development of Sativex, a cannabis-derived medicine; and California's medical dispensary system, which bears some resemblance to the legalization of marijuana.
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51 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 09, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Evil weed?
  • History of Cannabis (4:12)
  • Human Response to Cannabis (4:07)
  • Cannabis/Human Connection (3:31)
  • Psychological Response to Cannabis (2:34)
  • Plants and Humans Share Building Blocks (1:56)
  • Dark Side of Cannabis (5:07)
  • Cannabis: Linked to Hard Drugs? (3:45)
  • Cannabis, Schizophrenia, and Memory Loss (5:52)
  • Cannabis Users and Schizophrenia (2:00)
  • Clear Link Between Cannabis and Schizophrenia Not Found (4:20)
  • Medical Use of Cannabis (6:09)
  • Chemical Properties of Cannabis (4:40)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2009.
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40398 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (51 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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