A Film By Christian Laurette – After a serious head injury in 1997, Rick Simpson sought relief from his medical condition through the use of medicinal hemp oil. When Rick discovered that the hemp oil (with its high concentration of T.H.C.) cured cancers and other illnesses, he tried to share it with as many people as he could free of charge – curing and controlling literally hundreds of people’s illnesses… but when the story went public, the long arm of the law snatched the medicine – leaving potentially thousands of people without their cancer treatments – and leaving Rick with unconstitutional charges of possessing and trafficking cannabis!
Professor Di Marzo is one of the world’s leading cannabinoid scientists, co-author of more than 460 peer-reviewed publications, and in 2010 was recognised as Thompson Reuters ‘top scientist of the decade’ for pharmacology and toxicology. He has previously served as President of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) and is a recipient of ICRS’s Mechoulam Award for “outstanding contributions to cannabinoid research”.
In this Video Vincenzo Di Marzo gets interviewed in Tucson, Arizona at the 2012 National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics. The 2012 conference focused on The Endocannabinoid System: Clinical Implications for Health Care.
“The Scientist” is a documentary that traces the story of Mechoulam from his early days as a child of the Holocaust in Bulgaria, through his immigration to Israel, and his career as the chief investigator into the chemistry and biology of the world’s most misunderstood plant.