FRIDAY 11/10/2017 / 1:30 pm – 7:45 pm
13:30 – HISTORY OF CANNABIS: WHERE DID IT ALL GO WRONG?
(Cannafest / 2016 / Duje Dorotka / 48´ / Czech)
This lecture from Cannafest 2016 focuses on the problematic dynamic past of human interference with cannabis and its implications on the present legal and social status of this plant. Although it has been praised as a valuable resource since the very early stages of mankind, specific historical circumstances caused that it had been gradually forsaken.
14:30 – THE BUSINESS OF CANNABIS
(Cannafest / 2016 / Richard Rose / 39´ / Czech)
Do you want to learn how to analyze the market, fill out all the necessary paperwork and successfully start your new canna business? This lecture is for first-timers as well as old hands.
15:15 – HERB VAPORIZATION: THE LATEST FINDINGS AND AN OVERVIEW OF VAPORIZERS
(Cannafest / 2015 / Jana Jesenská / 43´ / Czech)
Vaporization is a method of inhalation that enables the active substances to evaporate from the plant material by the means of heating. This method has been known for more than 50 years, but it gained the attention of experts as well as laymen no sooner than in the 21st century. The author of this presentation, Jana Jesenská, has been a leading expert in the research of vaporization in the Czech Republic for many years.
16:00 – BRINGING IT HOME
(US / 2013 / Linda Booker, Blaire Johnson / 52′ / English, Czech subtitles)
We can see attempts to maximize the use of cannabis and hemp as the healthiest and environment-friendly building material not only in the Czech Republic, but also in Great Britain, Spain or the United States. This documentary presents the actual work of builders and the latest theories by foremost experts in the field.
17:00 – GRASSROOTS: THE CANNABIS REVOLUTION
(GBR / 2016 / Dale Beaumont-Brown / 91′ / English, Czech subtitles)
A brand new documentary from Great Britain focuses on processes that make the question of cannabis legalization the center of public debate around the world. Inspired by Uruguay and other countries, England’s activists and patients, who are denied the right to use this herbal remedy, are voicing their discontent louder and louder.
18:45 – CANNABIS FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES AND THE SCIENCE SUPPORTING IT
(Cannafest / 2016 / Yehuda Baruch / 56´ / Czech)
Dr. Baruch’s lecture focuses on pain management and neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, Tourette syndrome, epilepsy and ALS. It also discusses the use of different dosages needed to treat various diseases, while focusing on THC, CBD and the so-called “synergistic” or “entourage” effect.
SATURDAY 11/11/2017 / 11:30 am – 8:00 pm
11:30 – CANNABIS SHOULD TRANSFORM CAPITALISM, NOT THE OTHER WAY ROUND
(Cannafest / 2016 / David Bienenstock / 57´ / Czech)
A budding cannabis industry is controlled by a new breed of entrepreneurs who are trying to “legitimize” cannabis and reap huge profits in the process. But what if instead of allowing mercenary corporate interests and Wall Street hustlers to come in and take over the cannabis industry, the weed heads ban together to keep out the greed heads?
12:30 – CBD ANGELS
(Cannafest / 2016 / Scott Blakey / 61´ / Czech)
Scott Blakey aka Shantibaba and his colleagues share their long-time experiences with treating the sick with their own strains, which are bred specifically for therapeutic purposes. They are going to provide an account on their projects from all around the world.
13:45 – PITFALLS AND HOPES ON THE PATH BACK TO CANNABIS THERAPY
(Cannafest / 2016 / Lumír Hanuš / 59´ / Czech)
Cannabis is an amazing medicine for a vast number of diseases, however not always and not for everyone. Another pitfall lies in the task of finding the ideal strain for the patient in question, with proper compounds in proper ratio, so that the patient may be cured, or his condition improved. What can we do for it?
15:00 – STRAIN HUNTERS: INDIA EXPEDITION
(Green House Seeds / 2010 / 58´ / English, Czech subtitles)
The Strain Hunters from Green House Seeds set out on one of their regular study trips, this time to India searching for hashish secret called charas and much more!
16:00 – FRANCO MEMORIAL
(The Netherlands / 2017 / Green House Seeds / 20´ / English, Czech subtitles)
Franco Loja, the main breeder in Green House Seeds, respected member of cannabis community and master strain hunter died unexpectedly this January. Franco Memorial pays tribute to this world renowned popularizer of cannabis.
16:30 – YEAR OF CANNABIS
(Czech Republic / 2012 / Petr Slabý / 90′ / Czech)
Jan Hrnčíř was diagnosed with an eye tumor in 2009. His own extensive research of possible cancer treatments helped him discover medical properties of cannabis. A feature film, produced by Hrnčíř, tells us the story of cannabis and its healing effects and analyzes the legislative situation not only in the Czech Republic.
18:00 – ILLEGALLY ALIVE
(USA / 2017 / Dale Dimassi, Mike Wise / 120´ / English)
The documentary follows a painful journey of several families whose children suffer from serious diseases. These families gave up everything to move to Colorado, where the only medicine that works and successfully relieves the symptoms is available – cannabis.
SUNDAY/11/12/2017 / 11:30 am – 6:00 pm
11:30 – SOCIAL CONSTRUCTS IN THE CONTEXT OF DRUG USERS
(Cannafest / 2016 / Janko Belin / 35´ / Czech)
A social construct is an idea or view that appears to be natural and obvious to people who comply with it, often subconsciously. However, it may or may not represent reality, so it remains largely an invention or artifice or even pretense of a given society.
12:15 – BEYOND MEDICINES AND DRUGS: CANNABIS AS A PART OF LIFESTYLE
(Cannafest / 2016 / Jonathan Newman / 34´ / Czech)
Based on interviews with cannabis scientists and cannabis users, this lecture examines cases where cannabis consumption fits into lifestyle and reveals limits to the scientific definitions of cannabis use. The discussion looks at cannabis users who make conscious decisions towards health as they take care about what their bodies consume and what they do with their bodies.
13:00 – PROGRESS AND NEW TRENDS IN CANNABIS TREATMENT
(Cannafest / 2015 / Lumír Hanuš / 82´ / Czech)
The lecture of Lumír Hanuš opens with a description of the substances contained in cannabis, their development in the plant and also the preparation of active substances for treatment. Then the discoveries of cannabinoid receptors and endogenous ligands for these receptors in the brain are mentioned. The emphasis is placed on the theme of effects on various patients, the medical contribution of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – as well as the importance of antipsychotic cannabidiol (CBD), as tested on healthy subjects.
14:30 – GREEN MEDICINE – CHILES’S MEDICAL CANNABIS REVOLUTION 2015
(CHL / 2015 / Paradise Seeds / 35′ / Spanish, Czech subtitles)
For six months, the Dutch film crew has been closely following the public debate regarding the legalization of medical cannabis production in Chile, South America. Politicians, scientists or users – all of them participate in this historic development, closely watched by the rest of the world.
15:15 – CANNABIS AND HUMAN HEALTH APPROACH TO HEALTH AND AGED CARE SERVICES
(Cannafest / 2016 / Dean Herenda / 51´ / Czech)
How are the new laws going to affect and improve health and the standards of aged care services? What safeguards and mechanisms does the civil society have to ensure government accountability? Are the governments able to react in an appropriate manner?
16:15 – SEEDS OR CLONES?
(Cannafest / 2016 / Mr. José / 51´ / Czech)
All growers have two options when growing cannabis: they can either germinate seeds, or grow clones. Each option has specific advantages and shortcomings. This talk compares both methods and acquaints the audience with possible ways of growing a mother plant or producing your own seeds.
17:15 – HOME GROW AUTOMATION
(Cannafest / 2016 / Joae Melo / 25´ / Czech)
The lecture of Joae Melo introduces many variables growers need to take into account in regards to growing: temperature, humidity, pH, etc., and all the possible ways of growing automatically using peristaltic pumps, ventilators, etc.