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Source:  TIME

Marijuana, both medicinal and recreational, is growing more mainstream. Medical marijuana is now legalized in a majority of states, and 62% of Americans support legalizing it outright — but in the political realm, the plant has long been controversial.

“Weed the People,” which opens in some theaters in October, explores the potential of medical marijuana for childhood cancers and the regulatory hurdles facing parents who want to use cannabis to help their children.

The film, which was executive produced by former talk-show host Ricki Lake, follows five families using cannabis oils to treat pediatric cancers.

Some of the children used cannabis alongside treatments like chemotherapy, while others turned to the drug after conventional treatments had failed.

Read the story at TIME. 

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