11:30 AM, Sunday, Nov 8, 2015
Downtown Mall : The Southern
Add To Calendar 20151108 11:30 20151108 1444913400 America/New_York VFF: The Scientist: Are We Missing Something?

Dr. Raphael Mechoulam is a Nobel Prize nominee and an internationally renowned chemist—he also happens to be the chief investigator of the world’s most misunderstood plant, cannabis. In this enlightening and engrossing documentary, The Scientist traces Dr. Mechoulam’s story from his early days as a child of the Holocaust in Bulgaria through his immigration to Israel and to his discovery of THC, an important component of cannabis that may have significant medical value. Director Zach Klein unearths the story behind the father of cannabinoid medicine and its controversial applications today. Discussion with Zach Klein

Supported by Congregation Beth Israel

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