Atmospheric aerosols produced by boreal forests and phytoplankton, shield our planet from solar UV-B radiation. Since 1950, half of the forests have been cut down, and about half of the phytoplankton are gone, leaving the Earth vulnerable to increasing levels of solar UV-B radiation. Cannabis is the only crop capable of replacing the same atmospheric aerosols, in sufficient quantities to resolve climate change in the very limited time that we may have left to heal the planet.
@9:37 "...the cannabinoids not only act at the cannabinoid receptors, but they act at channels, such as the sodium channel, calcium channel, potassium channel. The cannabinoids also act at enzymes. It's hard, really, to quite imagine the scope of interface between these regulatory molecules and cell physiology. Which is part of why I felt that Cannabis really is a dietary essential. Yet we still face a federal government that will pay $15,000 per child that is "rescued" from a "drug endangered environment" -- ripped from their mother's breast, to be put into foster care; where we know what happens in so many of those environments."
In essence, what's being presented here are the inarguable reasons that Cannabis is a "dietary essential" from conception to death. If you watch no more than these few seconds of the film, it will change how you think about Cannabis nutrition and the costs of inaction.
Present fraudulent scheduling of Cannabis by the DEA is immediately and completely confounded by recognition of Cannabis as both unique and essential. Recognized in Executive Order 13603 and six other legally dominant emergency preparedness orders, Cannabis is no longer a "Schedule One drug" since it has been federally recognized as a "strategic food resource" that is critical to national security.