Part of our One Hit Wonders series, showcasing great new documentaries at special one-night-only screenings!
This screening is co-presented by AZ4NORML, SWAPA, Tucson Peace Coalition, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, and Middle Ground Prison Reform.
Featuring a post-film panel discussion after the film!
Panelists include: Dave Croteau, 2012 Green Party Candidate, Pima County Sheriff; Judge (Ret.) Donna Hamm, Executive Director, Middle Ground Prison Reform; Waco Starr, Senior Community Health Advisor, Tumbleweeds Health Center. Moderated by Jon Gettel, President, AZ4NORML.
â€śEye-opening ... Gripping.â€ť - Liliana Segura, The Nation
â€śPowerful, enlightening and beautiful. Watch it now.â€ť - Phillip Smith, Drug War Chronicle
â€śCode of the West is a must-see for anyone interested in drug reform and patients' â€“ or states' â€“ rights.â€ť - Jordan Smith, Austin Chronicle
At a time when the world is rethinking its drug policies large and small, one state rises to the forefront. Once a pioneer in legalizing medical marijuana, the state of Montana may now become the first to repeal its medical marijuana law. Set against the sweeping vistas of the Rockies, the steamy lamplight of marijuana grow houses, and the bustling halls of the State Capitol, Code of the West follows the highly-charged political process of marijuana policy reform â€“ and the recent federal crackdown on medical marijuana growers across the country. This is the story of what happens when politics fail, emotions run high and communities pay the price. From Emmy Award-nominated filmmaker Rebecca Richman Cohen (War Don Don). (Dir. by Rebecca Richman Cohen, 2012, 75 mins., Not Rated, Racing Horse Productions) Digital