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A Rose By Any Other Name is a Medical Cannabis Documentary produced, directed and edited by Made by Manchester Productions.

There aren’t too many medical cannabis documentaries from the UK, when compared to the amount of marijuana content that is produced in the United States. This is because legal access for many Americans has resulted in much more of a relaxed culture when it comes to cannabis.

Over here in the UK we are still a way behind, with our own Natively produced cannabis content more likely to focus on the negative implications of cannabis use, many of which as we know are caused by prohibition of cannabis.

In A Rose By Any Other Name, director Miles Casey takes a look at the current lack of a UK medical cannabis scene, talking to people like Professor Mike Barnes, Ron Hogg, Neil Woods and Jo Martin as he embarks on a journey to find out how people in the UK are using cannabis to treat a number of conditions. It gives a good insight into the current thinking by some of those fighting for legalisation or open to change in the UK.

This medical cannabis documentary also manages to remain balanced, and although the message is clear that there is a need to legalise medical cannabis, it also takes a look at some people affected in a negative way.

In the film, Miles interviews a recovering addict who is convinced that cannabis was the gateway into his current problems with hard drugs. However, even under this impression, the man, who has clearly had a troubled life, explains that he believes that if cannabis was regulated, at least people like him would know what is in it.

You can watch the medical cannabis documentary “A Rose By Any Other Name” below:

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