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The Science of Cannabis on MontanaPBS Feb. 28

February 9, 2011 -- MSU News Service

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MontanaPBS will be showing Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis on February 28 at 8 p.m.

Montana's Medical Marijuana law has been the subject of intense controversy and criticism. While the media has covered the social issues well, there has been little discussion about the science.

MontanaPBS's new documentary, Clearing the Smoke, reveals how cannabis acts on the brain and in the body to treat nausea, pain, epilepsy and potentially even cancer. Extensive interviews with patients, doctors, researchers and skeptics detail the promises and the limitations of medicinal cannabis.

Quality television has the power to elevate our understanding of the world, encourage respect for one another, and influence our lives in a positive way. MontanaPBS shares diverse stories; connects our citizens; discovers common ground; and celebrates the independent spirit and beauty of Montana.

MontanaPBS serves over 150 communities and can reach across the state via over-the-air signals, cable, DISH Network, DirecTV and online. MontanaPBS is comprised of KUSM-TV Bozeman and KUFM-TV Missoula, each a non-commercial educational licensee of Montana State University - Bozeman and The University of Montana - Missoula, respectively.

Aaron Pruitt at 406-994-5021 or aaron_pruitt@montanapbs.org