Free Screening to Be Followed by Panel Discussion with Patient, Advocate, Lawmaker
DURHAM, N.H. — A free screening of the medical marijuana documentary, "Waiting to Inhale," takes place April 27, at University of New Hampshire here, followed by a panel discussion with a Fremont cancer survivor and a state representative.
Thursday the New Hampshire Senate Health and Human Services Committee passed a bill 4-1 that would protect seriously ill patients from the threat of arrest and jail if their doctors recommend marijuana. The bill, which passed in the House 234-138 last month, is expected to get a vote from the full Senate soon.
- - WHAT: Free screening of medical marijuana documentary "Waiting to Inhale," followed by panel discussion
- - WHO: Advocates scheduled to participate include:
• New Hampshire Rep. Trinka Russell (D-Stratham)
• Dennis Acton, a cancer survivor from Fremont
• Matt Simon, executive director for the NH Coalition for Common Sense Marijuana Policy
- - WHEN: Monday, April 27, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- - WHERE: University of New Hampshire campus, Memorial Union Building Theater 1
Winner of several awards, including the CINE Golden Eagle award, Worldfest Houston 2005 Gold Special Jury Award, Best Documentary 2005 New Jersey International Film Festival and winner of the Eureka! International Film Festival, "Waiting to Inhale" examines the debate over marijuana's use as medicine in the United States. The film includes interviews with patients, leading medical marijuana researchers, and experts.