RPA movie night – The Hemp Revolution

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When:
April 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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Where:
Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
2540 Macdonald Ave
Richmond

The next monthly potluck and (free!) movie night at the Bobby Bowens Progressive Center will feature The Hemp Revolution:

6:30pm potluck and socializing
7-9:30pm screening and discussion

Join us for the HEMP REVOLUTION, a film that examines the history of hemp’s criminalization and the interests behind it.

A more durable fibre than thirsty cotton for making textiles. A sustainable crop requiring almost no pesticide to thrive, making farming a cleaner process for the environment. A higher quality material than wood pulp for paper making. A non-polluting fuel, providing a cleaner energy production than via petroleum. The medicinal qualities have been used for thousands of years. The list goes on.

America went from a country which produced vast quantities of the non-narcotic crop, to the complete ban on hemp production upon the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. Why has a powerful plant that provides so many human needs been much condemned for decades? Grown properly, this can be a great plant to save the planet! Join us and investigate the controversy and confusion between industrial hemp and medical marijuana.

This is a free monthly event at BBPC that falls on the last Thursday each month. Mark your calendar for upcoming films:

May 30 – The One Percent
June 27 – Flow: for Love of Water

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