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Cannativa and Cannapress give voice to Patients in a documentary

Following the discussion of the bills for the legalization of medical cannabis in Portugal, Cannativa — Associação de Estudos sobre Canábis and Cannapress decided to proceed with the production of a totally independent documentary, to inform about the reality of the use of medical cannabis in Portugal. The first trailer for the film was shown […]



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Following the discussion of draft laws for the legalization of medical cannabis in Portugal, the Cannativa — Cannabis Studies Association and Cannapress decided to go ahead with the production of a totally independent documentary, to inform about the reality of the use of medical cannabis in Portugal. 

O first movie trailer was presented at the Health Commission of the Assembly of the Republic, within the scope of the Hearings integrated in the Working Group “Use of cannabis for medicinal purposes”, on March 8, at the time of the Cannativa audition.

Cannapress and Cannativa receive contacts every day from patients seeking medical advice or more information about cannabis for therapeutic purposes. We therefore decided to listen to patients who use or seek to use cannabis for medicinal purposes. and give them a voice, so that they could demonstrate their access difficulties and lack of medical follow-up. Cannativa considers that the current situation is already a public health issue.

The documentary “Patients – Waiting for the law” includes a series of reports on the use of Medicinal Cannabis in Portugal and interviews with doctors, politicians and patients.

The premiere is scheduled for November 9 this year, during the Medical Cannabis Conference that Cannativa is organizing, and access will be free on the YouTube channel. “CannapressTV”.

For now, the documentary is being made only with the volunteer work of several people who have committed themselves to this cause, but a crowdfunding campaign will soon be launched to finance its completion. Here is the technical sheet with the names of the people who contributed to make all this possible. Our thanks to each and everyone.



A documentary by
Laura Ramos

Laura Ramos & Stefan Hrymalak

Cannativa – Cannabis Studies Association

Executive production
Cannapress & MSDrops Portugal

Image Editing
Stefan Hrymalak

Camera Operators

Miguel Schmitt
Laura Ramos
João Calhau
Ricardo Rocha
Hilarious Pigeon

Miguel Schmitt
Tommy L. Gomez
Laura Ramos
Ricardo Rocha

Laura Ramos

Carla Dias
Paulo Ferreira
Pedro Almendra
Andreia Vieira
Fernando Jorge
Ana Rita Andrade
Pedro Andrade
Maria Joao Rezende
Telmo Ponte
Ana Catarina Ferreira
Luciano Freitas
Susana Protásio
Bruno Maya
Javier Pedraza Valiente

Bruno Alfaia

Original Soundtrack
& Sound Design
Pedro Renato & Joao Rui

Production Assistants
João Costa
João Calhau

João Pedro Date
João Vasconcelos
Dinis Dias
Pedro Mattos
Fabio Barros
João Duarte
David Mendes
Inês Catarino

Audio Post Production
Pedro Renato & Joao Rui

Video Post Production
Stefan Hrymalak

Eric Carmona



[Disclaimer: Please note that this text was originally written in Portuguese and is translated into English and other languages ​​using an automatic translator. Some words may differ from the original and typos or errors may occur in other languages.]


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