Watch The Scientist: A New Medical Marijuana Documentary

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Photo Credit: Medical Jane

Zach Klein, alongside Y. Klinik productions, has released another medical marijuana documentary called The Scientist. You may recognize Klein from his documentary Prescribed Grass, which premiered in 2009 and documented the success of medical marijuana therapy so thoroughly that it inspired Israel to launch the largest state-sponsored medical marijuana program. The Scientist follows the life of Raphael Mechoulam, Ph.D., an Israeli biochemist who has been dubbed the "grandfather of cannabis research."

When Dr. Mechoulam began his research, he was skeptical of the various claims made about the "miracle drug." Dr. Mechoulam is responsible for discovering the major cannabinoids THC and CBD. He then found that our bodies and brains have specific receptors for these cannabis molecules, which he would later discover is part of a new bodily system called the endocannabinoid system. 

Medical Jane says of The Scientist's importance, "If enough of the right people see it, and they eventually cause enough countries to legalize the plant, it could fundamentally transform the world in numerous, enormously positive ways- medical, agricultrual, social, and financial among them." This documentary could help revolutionize science, helping us to better understand the endocannabinoid system so we can find new ways to combat chronic illnesses and discover symptom relief. 

Read more about The Scientist and what you will experience when watching the film on Medical Jane.