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    The Cannabis Question Outreach Toolkit and Community Events

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    The cannabis plant contains over 400 chemicals, including the cannabinoids tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive compound, and cannabidiol (CBD). Image Credit: NOVA/GBH

    The Cannabis Question Community Outreach Toolkit contains resources for community organizations to engage more deeply with the film and the issues it addresses through screenings and community discussions. These events can engage local scientists, healthcare workers, patients, public officials, and others in conversations that explore the science of cannabis, the risks and benefits of its use, and the impacts of criminalization of cannabis. The toolkit contains a background essay, strategies for planning different formats of events, discussion questions, a social media guide, and more.

    If you are interested in hosting an event with the film at your organization, please use the Google Form below to share information about your event with NOVA. We will be in touch to share promotional resources and can promote your event on this page.

    Click here to register community event

    Click here to download The Cannabis Question Outreach Toolkit

    Upcoming Community Events

    Wednesday, April 20 at 2 p.m. | People's Pharmacy, LLC | Norfolk, VA

    People's Pharmacy, LLC will host an in-person screening of the film at the pharmacy from 2:00 - 4:20 p.m.. To RSVP, click here.

    Wednesday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m. | Centennial Park Library - Greeley | Greeley, CO

    High Plains Library District is holding an in-person screening of the film followed by a community conversation from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Centennial Park Library- Greeley in the Central Meeting Room. To RSVP, click here.

    Wednesday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. | University of Nebraska at Kearney | Kearney, NE

    The department of political science is hosting an in-person screening of the film followed by a panel discussion. Click here for more information.

    Wednesday, June 22 at 5 p.m. | Mesa County Libraries, Central Location | Grand Junction, CO

    Mesa County Library is holding an in-person screening of the film followed by a panel discussion with local experts to guide a community discussion at 5 p.m. To RSVP, click here.

    About NOVA’s The Cannabis Question

    NOVA investigates the story of cannabis from the criminalization that has disproportionately harmed communities of color to the latest medical understanding of the plant. What risks does cannabis pose to the developing brain? How much do we know about its potential medical benefits? As cannabis becomes socially accepted, scientists are exploring its long-term health consequences.

    Stream The Cannabis Question on the NOVA website or on NOVA’s YouTube channel.

    Major funding for "The Cannabis Question" and the Science & Society Project is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and others. Funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the NOVA Science Trust, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.