Weed The People


Weed The People – Trailer from Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein on Vimeo.

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Through the emotional stories of children fighting cancer, WEED THE PEOPLE 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 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?



Upcoming Screenings

October 26th-27th in Tel Aviv, Israel at Spirit Film Festival

October 26th -November 1st in New York City, NY at Village East

October 30th in Los Angeles, CA at Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts

November 2nd-9th in North Hollywood, CA at Laemmle NoHo 7

November 2nd-9th in Columbus, OH at Gateway Film Center

November 2nd-9th in Eugene, OR at Broadway Metro

November 3rd in Berkley, CA at UA Berkley 7

November 4th in Sebastopol, CA at Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol

November 6th in Sedona, AZ at Mary Fisher Theatre

November 7th in York, PA at Small Star

November 7th in El Paso, TX at Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo

November 8th-11th, 15th-18th in Hudson, NY at Time & Space Limited

November 9th-11th in Colorado Springs, CO at Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival

November 9th-15th in Durango, CO at Animas City Theatre

November 13th in Florence, OR at City Lights

November 14th in Norfolk, VA at Naro Expanded Cinema

November 19th in San Francisco, CA at Landmark Opera Plaza

November 19th in Seattle, WA at Landmark Crest Cinema

November 20th in Bellingham, WA at Pickford Film Center

November 29th & December 5th in Chicago, IL at Music Box Theatre

November 30th in Camas, WA at Liberty Theatre

December 3rd in Baltimore, MD at Landmark Harbor East

December 3rd in Philadelphia, PA at Landmark Ritz

December 7th-13th in Denver, CO at Alamo Sloans Lake

December 12th in Rosendale, NY at Rosendale Theater

January 6th in Houston, TX at 14 Pews

January 24th in Phoenix, AZ at FilmBar

February 17th in Sechelt, BC at Raven’s Cry Theatre