Screener avaliable upon requestYear of production: 2016 Duration: 52 Picture format: 16:9 Number of episodes: 1
Summary:When it became possible for Croatian patients to legally purchase a cannabis-based preparation, as provided under the Rules three months ago, patients and the public had great expectations. Since the medicine was not arriving and less and less was written about it, the author of this documentary, Anka Bilić Keserović, was intrigued and wanted to find out what went wrong and what could be on offer in Croatian pharmacies.
Slovenia legalized cannabis treatments for medical purposes a year ago, and so the film will show us what their experiences are and whether this diminished the black market, which is still flourishing both in Slovenia and in Croatia.
The documentary also raises other questions: why are people increasingly opting for unconventional treatments, what do doctors say about it all, are they prejudiced and why is cannabis treatment possible for “only” four categories of disease?
Several people appearing in the film openly talk about their experiences with cannabis treatment. We will also hear an interview with Canadian Rick Simpson who developed his own recipe and method of using cannabis oil in treatment of the most serious diseases. We will also hear the testimony of a person who illegally produces and sells cannabis oil, who his clients are and why the oil is so expensive.
We will see what the oil looks like and in what form it is sold, how the cannabis medicine is prepared in Slovene pharmacies, are patients in Slovenia satisfied and what the interested associations on both sides of the border are saying.