In American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny (DVD, 90 minutes) director Kevin Booth navigates through the cutting edge of cannabis research while becoming a foster parent to a child who is court ordered to take powerful, mind-altering drugs.
An emotional roller coaster from start to finish, American Drug War 2 follows the unimaginable story of a young boy battling cancer. After surviving brain surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, a 2-year-old boy lay in a coma not eating for over 40 days. His parents are told to make funeral arrangements. However, his father had read about a version of an ancient drug made from cannabis. Unbeknownst to the hospital staff, the parents start secretly injecting the illegal drug into their dying son's feeding tube and soon a "miracle" takes place. When the doctors are told that cannabis was the cause of the "miracle," they have nothing to say. This story serves as a backdrop to exploring the cutting edge science of medical marijuana and the suppression of its benefits.
The film also documents the saga of filmmaker Booth and his wife becoming foster parents as they encounter the prevalent use of mind altering pharmaceutical drugs on foster children. Every war has unintended victims and it's the children who are suffering from America's longest running war. The theme of children being the ultimate victims of greedy corporate drug policy is undeniable as the film crosses the border into Juarez, Mexico to discover young boys being recruited by cartels to commit murder for an average pay of forty American dollars.
Is it a conspiracy? This film uncovers the true profit motives that continue to keep marijuana inside the black market.
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