High Country: New documentary ‘CBD Nation’ might change your mind about medical cannabis – Aspen Times

CBD Nation is distributed by Gravitas Ventures and is streaming on Amazon Video, iTunes and other VOD platforms.
Courtesy Mad Machine Films

Only in recent years has CBD made its way into mainstream vernacular and consequently, cannabidiol’s story has never fully been told on-screen. The new documentary, “CBD Nation,” is the first wide- release film dedicated to the cannabis plant compound’s deep roots.

Featuring leading experts in cannabis, including Raphael Mechoulam—the Israeli scientist who discovered THC, the endocannabinoid system and the therapeutic efficacy of CBD to treat medical conditions— the 83-minute film exposes 60 years of often ignored published reports and ongoing research.

The project turned its director, producer and editor David Jakubovic from a CBD cynic to a CBD champion. Creative director at Mad Machine Films, Jakubovic got his start at the age of 18, during mandatory military service in the Israeli Air Force, when he was assigned to make training films. Jakubovic’s recent credits include a World War II special for National Geographic and History Channel’s “Washington.”

“When I was asked if I wanted to make a documentary about the science of medical cannabis, my initial reaction was, ‘No.’ I didn’t know anything about it and my instinct was that CBD was an overblown fad,” admits Jakubovic. “Worse, I didn’t feel like spending a year living in a world surrounded
Source…