|Graphic: Waiting To Inhale|
A free screening of the award-winning medical marijuana documentary Waiting To Inhale will be held on the campus of the University of Iowa in Iowa City, at Shambaugh Auditorium, 100 Main Library, on Tuesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with patients and activists about medical marijuana and ongoing attempts to make Iowa the 15th state to give seriously ill patients safe and legal access to medical marijuana.
Rep. Mary Mascher (D-Iowa City) will also be in attendance.
This screening, which will be co-hosted by the University of Iowa Students for Sensible Drug Policy, takes place as the state prepares to create a medical marijuana task force this summer and proponents hope to move a medical marijuana bill through the Iowa Legislature next year.
Produced by Jed Riffe, Waiting To Inhale examines the medical marijuana debate up close by taking viewers inside the lives of patients, doctors, and activists, while seeking to understand why opponents support the continued criminalization of sick and dying patients who could benefit from medical marijuana.
Waiting To Inhale was the winner of the 2005 CINE Golden Eagle Award, the Gold Special Jury Remi Award at the 38th Annual WorldFest-Houston and the 2005 Best Documentary Film/Video at the New Jersey International Film Festival.
WHAT: Waiting To Inhale screening, followed by a discussion with Jimmy Morrison, Iowa grassroots organizer; Lisa Jackson, a fibromyalgia patient; and Jacob Orr, a severe chronic pain patient
WHEN: Tuesday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Shambaugh Auditorium, University Library, University of Iowa, 100 Main Library, Iowa City, IA