Cannabis or most commonly called and referred to as Marijuana, is one of the most commonly used recreational drugs because of its physiological and psychoactive effects. Relaxation, an increase in appetite, a heightened mood and euphoria are only some of the many effects of Marijuana.
What some people may be unaware of is the fact that aside from acting as a psychoactive drug, Cannabis is also widely used for an entirely different reason. It is used by a lot of people because of its medicinal properties. A lot of cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy and patients treated for AIDS use it to reduce nausea and vomiting and to treat the pain and muscle spasticity.
Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis is a documentary film by Montana PBS that attempts to focus and understand the many neurological effects and medicinal effects of Cannabis to the human body. With a collection of interviews with Cancer patients, doctors, sceptics, researchers and many others, we get to see the many facets on the issue of using medicinal cannabis.