April 21 | DEPC Student Film Discussion Series

Grass is Greener. April 21, 2021. Watch on your own. Discussion: 6 p.m.

Date:  Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time:  watch on your own | Discussion starts at 6 p.m.
Location:  Zoom

Moritz College of Law students are invited to join the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center for a discussion of the Netflix documentary Grass is Greener. Discussion will be led by Assistant Professor Sean Hill with Distinguished Cannabis Policy Practitioner in Residence Shaleen Title.

Using the documentary as a point of departure, the discussion will explore whether ongoing efforts to legalize marijuana and increase diversity in the industry are responsive to the scale of harm wrought by the War on Drugs. Given the myriad ways that marijuana has contributed to the mass criminalization of Black and Latinx people, we will discuss how select strategies can fall short and the types of solutions that may align with principles of racial equity.

Students are invited to watch the film on their own time, but it is not a requirement for attending the discussion. If students would like to watch the film but do not have a Netflix account, they should email Jana Hrdinova for assistance.

In lieu of food, attendees will receive a $10 Hot Chicken Takeover gift card or BuckID credit after the discussion.

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An optional reading has been provided for this event.