Tommy Chong Featured speaker at Cannabis Movie Premiere



As if a premiere of a cannabis movie at Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theater is not enough, there is now the special added attraction of a presentation by Tommy Chong - one half of the storied comic team of Cheech and Chong and their fabled pot films such as Up In Smoke which changed the narrative of marijuana as a dangerous drug to a plant that just made you kind of silly and fun. It was this change of attitude that many believe ushered in the era of cannabis reform.

This is what makes Tommy Chong's presentation so perfect for this premiere as the film is all about Oaksterdam University and Prop. 19 which also changed the narrative of cannabis legalization.This is going to be a truly special event with Tommy Chong, Dale Sky Jones and other movement luminaries. This is history in the making and you can be there. Here is the information about the film and the event including a link that will allow you to buy tickets for this bucket list celebration.

This is a bucket list event - the premiere showing at Hollywood's TCL Chinese movie theater of an amazing documentary film chronicling one of the most significant legacies of the cannabis legalization movement.

Cannabis in America has had an evolution of epic proportions over the last decade and filmmakers Dan Katzir and Ravit Markus were there to record it. They spent Oaksterdam-university-logo.png10 years following a "small group of concerned committed citizens" (per Margaret Mead) who opened Oaksterdam University and in 2010 fought to get Prop. 19 - a measure to legalize cannabis - on the ballot in California, thus bringing this taboo topic to the mainstream.

jones_and_lee-page-001(1).jpgAmong those rebels are Oaksterdam University founder Richard Lee, who after becoming a paraplegic, discovered cannabis provided him better relief than some traditional medications, and Executive Chancellor Dale Sky Jones, a woman with a heartbreaking past, who found her voice and calling after becoming part of the Oaksterdam family.

oaksterdam_raid.jpgFrom facing public scrutiny and international press to withstanding a federal raid that threatened it all, their roller coaster ride towards legalization is as tense it is inspiring. A true American tale, their fight serves as a reminder of how democracy can work when people come together. The documentary is not just an important historical chronicle, but also a lesson on how change transpires in this country.

It is a a great film documenting a pivotal point in the history of cannabis and its path to finally reclaiming its status as one of the most important plants in human history. Being able to see the film at American Pot Story's premiere showing at the tcl_theater.jpgTCL Chinese movie theater, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA, 90028 with it's world famous Hollywood movie stars' hand prints in the cement in the theater's courtyard, will make it even more special - an event you will be telling everyone you know that you were there.

INFO_SHEET-page-001.jpgThe premiere is on Thursday, June 29 beginning with a Red Carpet welcoming at 6:30 p.m. and the screening of the film at 7 p.m. followed by a question and answer session with the filmmakers and cast. Be sure and bring your camera to have your picture taken with them. Best of all it is followed by a private after-party at Teddy's Lounge in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Tickets are only $22 and include admission to the Red Carpet welcome, the screening of the movie, the question and answer session and the After-Party. To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

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