Movie unmasks marijuana misconceptions |

Movie unmasks marijuana misconceptions

Medical marijuana is a hot-button issue in Nevada County that is rapidly coming to a boil as the new grow season gets under way. Sunday offers the public two opportunities to gain insight into this complex subject. Both events take place at the Universalist Unitarian Church of the Mountains, 246 S. Church St., Grass Valley.

Jeff Lake will conduct an encore seminar on cultivation code compliance and will detail the current laws that regulate where and how much cannabis one can grow. To reduce the number of complaints received by the Sheriff’s Office, a strong emphasis will be on being a good neighbor and restricting access to minors.

Lake represented Americans for Safe Access Nevada County in its failed effort to overturn the county’s cultivation ordinance through the legal system. The group is now taking the issue directly to the electorate through a special election ballot initiative.

The cultivation compliance class will take place from 2-5 p.m. It is suggested that you arrive early for the best seating. Crowds overflowed the venue last month in North San Juan, forcing late arrivals to listen from the veranda. A suggested donation of $20 is being asked, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

At 7 p.m., ASA-NC has teamed up with The Peace Center to show Len Richmond’s groundbreaking film, “What if Cannabis Cured Cancer.” Richmond’s film offers scientific proof that cannabis kills cancer cells and may provide patients the best hope of surviving this terminal disease. Skeptics are welcome.

Following the film, a panel of experts and patients will take questions from the audience. Wade Laughter will talk about the discovery of CBD and how this component of the cannabis plant offers tremendous healing power without the notorious “high” associated with marijuana.

A suggested donation of $10 is being asked for this event, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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