This 10 chapter feature length documentary explores all the issues surrounding cannabis hemp – its fascinating history, it’s thousands of uses, the economic and cultural forces behind its prohibition, the healing benefits of cannabinoids like THC and CBD and how humanity can benefit from a new harmonious relationship with this amazing plant.
Filmmaker Sol Ramana-Clarke takes viewers on a stunning visual journey from hemp’s origins in the Himalayas where it is still being used for food, fibre and medicine, to Europe, the USA and Australia where industrial hemp is being rediscovered, and new research is finding many uses for cannabis medicine including fighting cancer, pain relief, reducing inflammation and much more.
Also examined is the controversy around marijuana, the war on drugs and alternative policy options taking root around the world. Top experts interviewed include: Dr Andrew Weil, Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Dr. Andrew Katelaris, and Terence McKenna.
This 92 minute Australian production is the second update of the award winning film “The Hemp Revolution” – first released theatrically in 1995 to 100 cities worldwide.
The Hemp Solution Chapter 1 Introduction
The Hemp Solution – Chapter 2 Hemp Paper
Explores the history and modern environmental advantages of using cannabis hemp as a source for paper making.
The Hemp Solution – Chapter 3 – Hemp Textiles
Shows cannabis hemp’s leading role as a source of textile fibre for sails and clothing for hundreds of years before 1900. Today we are seeing a revival of this environmentally friendly and strong versatile fibre for a wide range of fashionable clothes and other items.
The Hemp Solution – Chapter 4 – Composites & Building Materials
Cannabis hemp has the longest and strongest fibers in the plant kingdom and is 70% cellulose. It is therefore an excellent base for making all manner of composite products, bio-plastics and “hempcrete” houses.
The Hemp Solution – Chapter 5 – Hemp Seed Oil & Hemp Food
In Chapter 5, we learn the remarkable health profiles of hemp seed and hemp seed oil. A close second to soybean as a source of vegetarian protein, hemp seed is way ahead as a source of minerals and essential fatty acids. These EFAs are found in the oil that can be pressed out of the seed and include Omega 3, 6 and 9 in a perfect ratio.
The Hemp Solution – Chapter 6 – Nepal & Around the World
In chapter 6, we journey to far Western Nepal where the people there are using their ancient cannabis crop for food, rope, woven textiles and medicine. A new project is also extracting hemp seed oil and making paper from this amazingly versatile plant. An explosion of cannabis hemp industries in now happening around the world.
The Hemp Solution – Chapter 7 – Cannabis Medicine
In Chapter 7, it is seen that prohibition is still preventing cannabis medicine from helping millions of potential patients in many parts of the world, but in recent years, many places have legalised medical cannabis including 15 US states, Canada and many European countries.
Scientific research is making remarkable discoveries about cannabinoids found in cannabis as well as in the endocannabinoid system in our bodies. The healing potential of cannabis continues to expand beyond our expectations.
US government research has discovered that THC kills cancer cells and people like Canada’s Rick Simpson have found that concentrated cannabis oil has cured cancer and other chronic illnesses.
Marijuana medicine is still meeting tough resistance from the medical and legal establishment but the tide is turning and this natural medicine is taking its rightful place as a master healer.
The Hemp Solution – Chapter 8 – Marujuana & The War on Drugs
In Chapter 8, we initially go back thousands of years and look at how various ancient cultures used cannabis as a religious sacrament. In the 1930’s cannabis was demonised, renamed “marijuana” and prohibited. The consequences of the war on drugs is examined as well as the alternative policy options taking root around the world. Experts also discuss the effects of cannabis on human consciousness and how this can be both a negative or a positive influence.
The Hemp Solution – Chapter 9 – Cannabis Hemp Prohibition
In Chapter 9 we are taken back to the 1930s where a campaign to demonise marijuana was led by Harry Anslinger and expressed in the movie “Reefer Madness”. But were there hidden economic factors behind the prohibition of marijuana in 1937 which also included the prohibition of industrial hemp – a major industry for all of American history up to that point? The ramifications of this demonisation are still being felt today, but the world is beginning to wake up.
The Hemp Solution – Chapter 10 – Conclusion & Credits.
Chapter 10 is the conclusion and credits of The Hemp Solution – a 10 chapter feature length documentary that explores all the issues surrounding cannabis hemp – its fascinating history, it’s thousands of uses, the economic and cultural forces behind its prohibition, the healing benefits of cannabinoids like THC and CBD, and how humanity can benefit from a new harmonious relationship with this amazing plant.