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"Grass Is Greener" Screening & Community Conversation About Legalization In Rochester

Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Legalization of cannabis in New York is coming and we need to make sure the folks who have been most harmed by prohibition have the most to gain from legalization.

That is why the Rochester members of the Start SMART NY Coalition have been organizing tirelessly for a bill that legalizes adult-use cannabis in the most just and beneficial way for all New Yorkers. We aim to win, and we aim to win this legislative session. That is possible if you join us. 

To continue engaging the Rochester community on this critical issue, we'll be screening the Netflix Original Grass Is Greener, followed by a community discussion between local elected leaders, activists, and organizers about how legalization of cannabis directly impacts Rochester. There will also be a Q&A period from the audience afterwards.

This event is hosted by Rochester Start SMART NY coalition members: Roc NORML, Metro Justice, and VOCAL-NY.

The event is free but space is limited, so make sure you RSVP ahead of time and reserve your spot!

IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION: Visitors of the Cinema Theater are allowed to use the DollarTree parking lot across Goodman Street from the Cinema.  However, the spaces directly in front of the store are reserved for customers ofDollar Tree.  The Cinema's customers are allowed to use the spotsaround the outside perimeter of the lot.  As long as your car isfacing a wall or a fence, you are fine. There are also three spots (including a handicapped spot) directlybehind the Cinema, and on street parking on side streets around the Cinema.

About Grass Is Greener: Weed. Marijuana. Grass. Pot. Whatever you prefer to call it, America's relationship with cannabis is a complicated one. In his directorial debut, hip hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy (Yo! MTV Raps) presents an unparalleled look at the racially biased history of the war on marijuana. Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill's B-Real, and Damian Marley join a range of celebrities and experts who discuss the plant's influence on music and popular culture, and the devastating impact its criminalization has had on black and Latino communities. As more and more states join the push to legalize marijuana, Grass is Greener dives deep into the glaring racial disparities in the growing cannabis market. Features interviews with Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill's B-Real and Sen Dog, DMC, Doug E. Fresh, Chuck D, Damian Marley, Killer Mike and more.


Accessibility Note: This space is accessible. If you are in need of a sign language interpreter, please contact at least 72 hours in advance so we can arrange this.

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The Cinema Theater
957 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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