For The Life of Me Documentary Film
VFX Title and 3D Map created for For The Life of Me Documentary Film. Directed and Produced by Diane Frank, her sister was the main character that was struggling to use alternate methods of treatment for her lung cancer due to the law.
As of April 2015, 24 states and Washington D.C. have legalized cannabis for medical use as voter or legislative driven initiatives bypassing the normal Food and Drug Administration testing for safety and efficacy. Seven states have pending legislation. There is considerable variation in medical marijuana laws from state to state.
In the United States, there are important legal differences between medical cannabis at the federal and state levels. At the federal level, cannabis per say has been made criminal by implementation of the Controlled Substances Act, but as of 2009, new federal guidelines have been enacted. According to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, “It will not be a priority to use federal resources to prosecute patients with serious illnesses or their caregivers who are complying with state laws on medical marijuana, but we will not tolerate drug traffickers who hide behind claims of compliance with state law to mask activities that are clearly illegal.”
Even though the National Institute of Health states that cannabis can help treat cancer, the law says otherwise keeping it out of the patients hands and a crime to possess.
This title was created in After Effects using 2.5D method and Element3D.