Weediatrics: A Covert Medical Mission

March 7, 2020 - 10:00am
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Producer(s): 
Erin O'hearn
Kimberly Ehrhard
Film Length:
1:36:04
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Date Completed: 
June, 2019

Weediatrics: A Covert Medical Mission follows the stories of desperate parents across the United States on their dangerous quest to attain and provide illegal substances to their children suffering with extreme medical needs. Conventional medicine hasn’t been able to help these poor children and these parents are not giving up.. With the state-by-state legislation of marijuana not addressing children’s needs, parents are deciding to smuggle medicinal marijuana home to their kids. With parents having their kids ripped from their houses like the Selva’s in California the stakes these parents face are real. With the help of Jason Cranford, a botanist who is one of the leading medical cannabis caregivers for kids in the country, loving and fearful parents test the boundaries of the perplexing legal system surrounding medical marijuana regulation in the United States. Up against efforts by lawmakers to crack down on the black and gray market at the state and municipal level, Cranford and his patients are forced into precarious workarounds in order to attain and provide medicine for their children in need. Weediatrics gives an inside look into the underground network of covert parents who are fighting for their kids lives all while keeping their treatment hidden from doctors, teachers, and law enforcement. These brave parents are now showing their face, risking everything in the hopes to create legislative change and help others.

Director(s): 

John Ehrhard

John Ehrhard is one of the principles and co-owners of OAKZ Media and its documentary film division, Open Waters Studios. His success creating docuseries for networks from MTV to BRAVO stoked a passion for documentary filmmaking that effects positive change. John started out in television production at the young age of 15 years old, and throughout his varied career produced live events for Elton John and international political figures such as Margaret Thatcher and President Bill Clinton.