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The Forbidden Medicine

George goes Amsterdam and tests limits of the law by importing 60g of cannabis into the UK

Videos

The Forbidden Medicine

Overview

Genre
Human Rights, Lifestyle, Portrait, Politics, and Current Affairs
Synopsis

Meet George Hutchings, 45, suffering from an incurable muscle degeneration disease, and one among thousands of medicinal users of cannabis in the UK. After a lifetime of being criminalised and having to acquire the medicine he needs on the street, George is fed up and decides to test the limits of the law by travelling to Amsterdam to import 60 grams of cannabis back into the UK, officially declaring it at the customs' Red Channel. His hope is that a combination of good luck and a prescription from his UK doctor will carry him through, despite cannabis being classified as Class B controlled substance, and blacklisted by the NHS as a drug with no medicinal value.

Stage
finished
Running time
13 minutes

Credits

  • Zee UpÄ«tis ... Director, Producer, Videographer, Editor
  • Anton Yavorsky ... Assistant Director, Camera

Production Details

Prod. Co.
CONFIGURE//DISFIGURE
Country
United Kingdom
Years of Production
2013-2014
Locations
Newport, Isle of Wight, UK / Amsterdam, Netherlands

Distribution Details

Release year
2014
Distribution
N/A
Language
English
Subtitles
English, Russian, French

Photos

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