The Medicine in Marijuana: Documentary Film

Tuesday Sept 17, 2019

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

1801 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
US

Phone: 841-2802
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$5-$8

Ages:

18+

Contact:

Jayne Aubele

Phone: 505-841-2840

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This documentary tells the stories of patients, practitioners and researchers in NM and provides scientific information about what we know and what we don't about its use for medical conditions.

Marijuana LeafPresented and Introduced by film producer, Benson Daitz, M.D.

Across centuries and cultures, people have told stories about the healing powers of cannabis. This documentary, previously shown on NM-PBS, tells the stories of patients, practitioners and researchers in New Mexico; and provides the latest scientific information about what we know (and what we don't know) about its use for a myriad of medical conditions including seizures, cancer, PTSD, epilepsy, and chronic pain.

Ben Daitz, M.D. is professor of family and community medicine, UNM School of Medicine; and a documentary filmmaker, and writer. He has written for the New York Times, The Atlantic, Undark, and Eclectica. Ned Judge is a veteran writer, producer and director. He has worked for NBC, PBS, Discovery, National Geographic, and Turner Broadcasting and has won two Emmys and a prestigious Columbia Dupont Award.

Cost: $8 ($7 members), $5 students. Preregistration is encouraged or tickets can be purchased at the door the evening of the event (if seats are available). Does not include entry to the exhibit. Go to www.NMnaturalhistory.org. Questions: jayne.aubele@state.nm.us

See also: Reel World

The Dope on Marijuana

In conjunction with its current “Drugs: Costs and Consequences” exhibit, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (1801 Mountain Rd. NW) is hosting a screening of the PBS documentary The Medicine in Marijuana. By telling the stories of patients, practitioners and researchers here in New Mexico, the film explores the latest scientific information about what we know and don’t know about marijuana’s use in treating medical conditions such as seizures, cancer, PTSD, epilepsy and chronic pain. The film screens this Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 6:30 to 7:30pm inside the museum’s STEM Lecture Hall. Admission is $8, $7 for museum members and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased in advance by going to nmnaturalhistory.org/events/documentary-medicine-marijuana.

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