WEED THE PEOPLE With Director Abby Epstein in person

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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Mon, Jan 7 7:30 PM

Description

Weed the People

Monday, January 7th at 7:30 pm

With Guest Speakers Director Abby Epstein and 
Jill Fagin - Cancer patient and Co-Founder, NYC Botanics


$11 Members | $16 Public

Weed the People looks beyond propaganda and politics to reveal the legitimate science behind cannabis medicine and the compelling stories of ordinary people whose lives are inescapably caught up in the controversy. Nowhere is this phenomenon more compelling than in the treatment of children, whose parents will stop at nothing to help them.

Cannabis has been off-limits to doctors and researchers in the US for the past 80 years, but recently scientists have discovered its anti-cancer properties. Armed with only these laboratory studies, desperate parents obtain cannabis oil from underground sources to save their children from childhood cancers. “Weed the People” follows these families through uncharted waters as they take their children’s survival into their own hands. Some of their miraculous outcomes beget the unsettling question at the heart of the film: If weed is truly saving lives, why doesn’t the government want people to access it? (USA, 2018, 97 Mins., NR, English | Dir. Abby Epstein)