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Cannabinoid receptors, named after hashish, are present in almost each organ within the physique. Picture Credit score: NOVA/GBH

As state-legalized hashish spreads, NOVA explores its little-known dangers and advantages. Be part of us for 3 digital hashish conversations which discover the intersection of hashish science and coverage. To study extra, register for the occasions listed under.

Hashish Genomics and Cannabinoid Genes

Wednesday, November 3
6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT
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What do we all know in regards to the hashish genome and the way are hashish strains associated to 1 one other? Be part of Dr. Daniela Vergara, rising crops specialist at Cornell College, to find what the genome can inform us about hashish strains, their relationship, and the genes related to CBD & THC manufacturing.

Be taught extra in regards to the dangers and advantages of hashish in NOVA’s The Hashish Query, streaming on YouTube and the NOVA web site.

Investigating Medicinal Makes use of of Hashish

Tuesday, November 9
6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT
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Hashish is authorized for medicinal use in 38 states, but it’s nonetheless unclear how efficient hashish is in treating the wide selection of bodily and psychological well being circumstances individuals are utilizing it for. Be part of Dr. Staci Gruber, director of the Cognitive and Scientific Neuroimaging Core (CCNC) and the Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND) program at McLean Hospital, to find out about her analysis with folks utilizing medical hashish for anxiousness, power ache, and different circumstances and focus on new alternatives for medical analysis on hashish based mostly on these findings.

Keep tuned for extra hashish conversations highlighting the brand new collection!

WATCH: A Conversation With Teens in Training as ISIS Suicide Bombers | ISIS in Afghanistan | FRONTLINE

Few journalists have reported safely from inside ISIS-held territory in Jap Afghanistan, the place the fear group that has claimed duty for final Friday’s assaults in Paris has been gaining floor over the previous 12 months.

However after eight months of making an attempt, FRONTLINE’s Najibullah Quraishi made his manner on this previous summer time, capturing what he noticed on movie.

The ensuing documentary, ISIS in Afghanistan, premieres tomorrow evening on FRONTLINE. It’s a uncommon, firsthand look how the self-proclaimed Islamic State is increasing its grip within the nation, preventing some members of the Taliban and co-opting others, all whereas stepping up assaults towards Afghan forces.

It’s additionally a report of 1 notably disturbing manner the group is making an attempt to develop its affect: coaching kids and youngsters to change into the following technology of jihadis.

Within the beneath excerpt from ISIS in Afghanistan, Quraishi journeys into Chapa Dara district — a area as soon as residence to Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters loyal to Osama bin Laden, and that’s now residence to militants claiming allegiance to ISIS.

The commander there, “Mawlawi,” invitations Quraishi to satisfy two youngsters — Bashrullah, 13, and Naimatullah, 17 — who’re being groomed to change into suicide bombers. They inform Quraishi that they’ve tried on suicide vests, and he asks them in the event that they’ve realized how one can detonate them.

“Sure, I’ve practiced that — my commanders confirmed me how,” Naimatullah says.

The boys go on to inform Quraishi that their trainers are foreigners, however they don’t elaborate. They are saying they’re prepared to hold out their suicide mission every time the order comes.

“Do you even know how one can drive?” Quraishi asks, getting a sure.

Then, he asks the boys whether or not they’ve ever been to high school.

“No,” he’s informed. “We’re right here in Afghanistan, we see all of the fighters, we be taught from them … We need to be like them.”

ISIS in Afghanistan is the most recent FRONTLINE documentary from Quraishi, an Afghan journalist who has lined the battle between the Taliban and the American-led coalition for greater than a decade. His earlier movies embrace The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan, which uncovered the revival of a observe often known as “bacha bazi,” the place younger boys are offered by their households to “entertain” rich retailers and warlords, and Opium Brides, which explored the collateral injury of the nation’s counter-narcotics effort.

However Quraishi discovered what he noticed whereas making this documentary — from the youngsters above, to even youthful kids being taught “jihad classes” — notably unhappy.

“After I noticed these younger kids, I used to be actually, actually upset,” he says at one level within the movie.

“I used to be excited about … Afghanistan’s subsequent technology; what we’ve subsequent,” he says. “These kids who discover ways to kill folks, how one can do jihad, how one can behead, how one can fireplace?”

ISIS in Afghanistan premieres Tues., Nov. 17 at 10 p.m. EST/9 p.m. CST on PBS stations (test native listings) and on-line at FRONTLINE’s Nov. 17 episode will even embrace a second section a few Pakistani police unit’s struggle towards the Taliban.