First of all, to those who may not be aware, cannabis is a plant. There are three types of cannabis plants that exist, the Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis. Parts of the plant are taken and prepared with the intention of using it either as medicine or as a psychoactive drug.
Cannabis or commonly known to many as Marijuana, has a lot of effects. Its psychoactive effects include euphoria, relaxation, dry mouth, an increase in appetite, reddening of the eyes, paranoia and anxiety. It is also used medically because it is known to reduce nausea and vomiting, treat pain and muscle spasms. But despite its helpful effects, it is considered to be the most-used illicit recreational drug in the world and has been made illegal.
When We Grow, This Is What We Can Do is a documentary that looks further into the history and facts about Cannabis and aims to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the plant in the process. The film also looks into the many laws surrounding the drug and why it has all come to this.