by Scarlet Palmer on 15/05/2010 | Cannabis Videos

BBC Horizon – Cannabis: The Evil Weed?

This month, as always, we have a recommended video. In this documentary, addiction specialist Dr John Marsden takes a closer look at cannabis and its effects on the human brain. He visits people whose lives have been affected by cannabis in both positive and negative ways.


This month, as always, we have a recommended video. In this documentary, addiction specialist Dr John Marsden takes a closer look at cannabis and its effects on the human brain. He visits people whose lives have been affected by cannabis in both positive and negative ways.

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Marti Wolfe

I only discovered this BBC production yesterday, but even though it is several years old, I am impelled to comment.
I am appalled - this production is far below the quality I usually associated with BBC documentaries.
Indeed, it cannot justifiably be called a documentary at all. It is a biased, largely unscientific, anti-cannabis polemic, focusing for most of its 58 minutes on anecdotal accounts of "addiction" and only a few minutes on results on controlled studies.
The production is not redeemed by the final five minutes in which cannabidiol is (barely) discussed, and the abundant research on anti-inflammatory, anti-emetic, anti-angiogenic action on colorectal rumors and much else of potential benefit, simply ignored.
R.G. Pertwee of Aberdeen Medical School, arguably the world's foremost cannabis expert, is not interviewed. This omission is quite unforgivable.

14/07/2013

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