The Minneapolis-St. Paul Film Festival begins this weekend, and one of the feature films takes a look at how medical marijuana is affecting a Minnesota family.
When Colorado became the first state to allow recreational marijuana sales and use, filmmaker Michael Hope spent the year exploring the "policy cavern" between Colorado's approach and the strict prosecution in his home state of South Dakota. The film also takes an in-depth look at the legal battles of Minnesota mother Angela Brown, who will face trial this month for providing her son cannabis oil after exhausting other treatment options for his brain injury
Brown obtained cannabis oil legally in Colorado. She reported that "within an hour of giving Trey his first dose of the cannabis oil," the pressure in her son's brain and much of the pain was relieved. His muscle spasms visibly stopped and his ability to concentrate at school was improved.
Pot the movie premieres April 11 at the St. Anthony Main Theatres in Minneapolis. Learn more at http://www.potthemovie.com