Bulletproof Karma

This is a true story about Barry Shoda, a man diagnosed with an aggressive cancer and a deadly brain tumor. His doctor told him he had only a short time to live. Barry did several things to save his life, including taking a CBD oil made from hemp.  This documentary provides hope that people with cancer can have an effective alternative to chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Barry Shoda Brain Scan


Halonah Paiss / Boulder, Colorado, America
Cannagory: Hemp Horticulture
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Director Biography

Halonah PaissHalonah Abraham Paiss, 17-year-old senior at Boulder’s New Vista High School, won “Best Documentary” at the Boulder International Film Festival in the student film category for “Bulletproof Karma.” This true story documented how a 63-year-old man’s aggressive brain tumor stopped growing, then shrunk after taking CBD hemp oil.

She says, “I knew I wanted to do a video for my school’s senior culminating project. I was talking to my parents — my dad is the executive director of the National Hemp Association — and I learned about the man in the documentary. For the most part, I’m really satisfied with how it turned out. I’ve been making videos for the past five years, and I’ve been making them more professionally for the past two years. I made a documentary on teen travel on a trip to Ireland, but I’m considering this one my first official documentary.”

This film has screened and won awards around the state at Boulder International Film Festival, Niwot Student Film Festival, Longmont’s Front Range Film Fest and Lyon’s Film Festival. Congratulations to the craft and forward-thinking creativity that Halonah possesses!

As adults, if we struggle to hear each other’s views about “what’s best for the kids” on this subject, perhaps we should listen to what the kids themselves have to say about it.bulletproofkarma