Port Jefferson Documentary Series

Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY


Monday, March 18, 2019


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm





Film: WEED THE PEOPLE w/Director Abby Epstein for Q&A

Directed by Abby Epstein and Produced by Ricki Lake
Through the emotional stories of children fighting cancer, Weed The People – The Movie educates mainstream audiences about medical cannabis as a human rights issue. 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 scientific 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?
Guest Speakers for Q&A: Director, Abby Epstein and Jill Fagin, cancer survivor and co-founder, NYC Botanics.
Running Time: 97 minutes; Year: 2018; Country: USA; Language: English; Rating: NR
*Individual General Admission Advance Tickets: $8 or buy discounted 2019 Spring Series Pass, good for all 7 films in the series at: More Info

**Tickets will also be sold at the door on the night of the screening (no credit cards, please).

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