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Long awaited feature documentary sequel to Showtime's award winning film "American Drug War"

“AMERICAN DRUG WAR 2” Cannabis Destiny 

After surviving brain surgery, proton radiation and high dose chemotherapy a 2-year-old boy named Cashy Hyde lay in a coma not eating for over 40 days. His parents are told by the doctors to make funeral arrangements, however Cashy’s father Mike Hyde was not going to have it. On the internet, Mike had read about a new version of an ancient drug made from Cannabis. Unbeknownst to the hospital staff the Hyde's start secretly injecting the illegal drug into their dying son’s feeding tube and soon a “miracle” takes place. After naming Cashy their “Christmas Miracle Child“ - the doctors are horrified to discover that Cannabis was the cause of the “miracle” that they had all witnessed.

Mike and Cashy Hyde at home fighting cancer with love, light, juicing and Cannabis oil.
Mike and Cashy Hyde at home fighting cancer with love, light, juicing and Cannabis oil.

Every war has unintended victims and it is the children who are the most forgotten victims of the American drug war. 

Unable to have children of their own Director Kevin Booth and Wife Trae - set out to become Foster Parents, just to discover that the 11 year old girl put in their care comes into their home with a cocktail of court ordered mind altering drugs that could stop the heart of an elephant.

The long awaited sequel to the 2008 award winning Showtime hit documentary “American Drug War 2” Cannabis Destiny is not at all a remake of its predecessor. Woven together in his unique and personalized style – filmmaker Kevin Booth does not stand on the sidelines. Kevin puts himself smack dab in the middle of a world gone mad where people are forced to use dangerous synthetic drugs instead of plant based medicines that have been safely used for centuries.

On the cutting edge of medical Cannabis research - Dr. Robert Melamede  - Professor and Head of Cannabis Science Inc.
On the cutting edge of medical Cannabis research - Dr. Robert Melamede - Professor and Head of Cannabis Science Inc.

When poll after poll proves that most American’s want Cannabis legalized for medical use, why does it remain illegal? This question and many more are answered as the film takes you from the head of Cannabis Science Dr. Melamede's laboratory at the University of Colorado to the killing fields of Juarez Mexico.

“American Drug War 2” Cannabis Destiny is a message long over due, and its delivery is as potent as its subject mater”.

Comical intro with actor Rick Overton. Father teaches son that spraying weeds with poison is a way to "Fix Mother Nature"
Comical intro with actor Rick Overton. Father teaches son that spraying weeds with poison is a way to "Fix Mother Nature"

Some of the people in the film -  

The Hyde family of Montana (Mike, Kalli, Cashy, Colton)

Dr. Donald Abrams- Chief of Hematology–Oncology at San Francisco General Hospital/ Professor of Medicine University of California San Francisco -Patients Out Of Time

Dr. William Courtney – Dietary Raw Cannabis Treatment Expert 

Dr. Alex Wodak – Director, Alcohol & Drug Services St. Vincents Hospital Darlinghurst, Australia 

Vincent Mehdizadeh - CEO / Founder - Prescription Vending Machines, Inc. a subsidiary of Medbox, Inc. 

Dillon Patterson - Organic Grower for The High Class Genetics and Director at the Medical Cannabis Retreat

Dr. Robert Melamede - Professor and Head of Cannabis Science Inc. 

Robert Kane – Head of financing Cannabis Science Inc. 

Rob Kampia- Founder & Executive Director of Marijuana Policy Project 

Ethan Nadelmann - Executive Director Drug Policy Alliance 

Aaron Houston - Executive Director of SSDP (Students for Sensible Drug Policy) Former D.C. Lobbyist (Legalization of Marijuana) 

Terry Nelson-Former Customs Agent - Mexico, Central/South America Member of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) 

Kasia Malinowska Sempruch - Director of Global Drug Policy, OSF 

Debby Goldsberry- Co-Founder of Americans for Safe Access / Founder of Berkeley Patients Group / High Times Freedom Fighter of the Year 

Anna T. Boyce - R.N./ Co-Author of prop 215- Compassionate use of Cannabis 

Gary Johnson – Republican/ Independent - Presidential candidate –Former Governor of New Mexico - (LEAP Member) 

Dan Rush - National Director Cannabis Division - United Food and Commercial Workers International Union

Angel Stanz, CEO - BG Medical Technologies, Inc.

Sanho Tree – Director of the Drug Policy Project /Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies 

Howard Wooldridge- Drug Policy Specialist –Police Detective Veteran (LEAP Member)

Judge James P. Gray- California Superior Court Judge (LEAP Member)

Stephen Downing - Deputy Chief of Police, Los Angeles Police Department (Ret.)  (LEAP Member)

Diane Goldstein - Retired Police Lieutenant, Founders of the California Association of Hostage Negotiators (CAHN) / (LEAP Member) 

Robert Crouse – Medical Marijuana Patient 

Stephanie Vick- Foster Daughter Britney Sheets- Foster Daughter’s Sister Diane Vigil- Stephanie and Britney’s Birth Mother/ Activist for Parents in Foster system 

Kristen Peskuski- Cannabis Researcher & Patient Advocate 

Robin Permaul - Community Activist 

Renaud Brothers – (Brent, Craig) – Filmmakers/Producers - Journalist New York Times – 60 minutes. 

Lucy Sosa – Journalist El Diario newspaper 

Javier Sicilia - Mexican Poet/ Escritor- son killed by Cartel 

Ruth Rodriguez - Juarez Mother – son in prison/ helping young boys being recruited by Cartels 

Miguel Avitia - Security Expert – Delta Special forces Juarez Mexico 

David Bronner – CEO/ President of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps 

Donny Bowen – Actor playing Young Kevin Booth

Rick Overton - Actor playing Kevin’s Father

Dustin J. Benichou- Actor playing Kevin's older Brother 

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“American Drug War 2” Cannabis Destiny has been in the works for almost two years. At this time we have a finished rough edit and are in the process of all the final details. To anyone who has ever worked on a film you know how painful the last days of editing can be as you watch the footage you worked so hard and traveled so far - hit the editing room floor. However we are excited that in only a few weeks we plan on unveiling the first cut to our outer circle of producers and other people who were interviewed or involved in the filming. In many ways as a Director/ Producer/ Editor this is by far the most nerve-racking of all screenings. As stated in the video we are working for a very exciting worldwide release and as part of the ADW family you will be amongst the first to hear about the future of the film in this new and exciting market of distribution. Living and working in Hollywood, extremely talented people surround me and in this economy you can get a lot of bang for your buck. I already have everyone lined up and ready to finish the details both technical & legal as soon as I am able to cover the expenses. This is not our first film of this type to bring to market and we are confident that all the bases are covered and will expedite the release in a fast professional manner. Very basic break down of expenses needed in order to broadcast film. E&O insurance $10K, --Legal fees $7K,-- Licensing fees $13K, --Color correction $4K, --Graphics $5K,-- Mixing $4K,-- Closed Captioning $3K, --Other expenses $5K—If we are lucky enough to surpass our goal we will spend every dollar on advertising and promotion. – Please feel free to join our email list at– “American Drug War (dot) com” We look forward to the ripple effect that these types of films can cause. Thank you for your help - Kevin Booth

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