A NZ medical student and researcher is working on a documentary on the use of medicinal cannabis. The primary audience for her documentary is the medical profession.

In a recent interview, Victoria Catherwood (pictured) says that the medical profession generally lacks knowledge about the medicinal uses of cannabis and that this a problem her film is intends to address.

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/health/2017/01/doctors-lack-knowledge-of-medicinal-cannabis.html

The film has been inspired by a woman who close to Victoria, choosing to be known in public only as “Ann”.  A few days, ago, Ann went public about how the use of medicinal cannabis is helping her cope with the pain caused by  multiple tumours in her lungs which developed several years after the apparently successful surgical treatment of her breast cancer.  Ann’s story is told at this link: https://publicaddress.net/speaker/anns-story-helping-doctors-understand-medical/

Ms Catherwood hopes that the NZ public will support the production of this documentary through the crowd funding initiative that she is producing together with science communications film-maker Veronica Stevenson (pictured).

Please see the link below for more information about this project:

https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/4929-documentary-resource-for-medical-practitioners-on-medicinal-cannabis

 

 

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