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Somewhere Higher With You: Cannabis Club Recap 10.19.2022

  Our first in-person event was a beautiful and inspiring experience. As our Communication Director Jay Nathan put it, “we laughed. we cried. we felt alllll the feels.” The community showed up and engaged in a powerful conversation on the realities of living under prohibition and the post-prohibition future we envision together for Appalachia. Folks shared their most heartfelt, personal and challenging experiences. We laughed and shared our love for the plant. We learned together and from each other. We enjoyed a beautiful, moving film that we feel so fortunate to have been able to watch together. Our founding board members met IRL for the first time ever (yes, we are 100% remote!). As one of our attendees wisely said,...

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Cannabis Club with Legalize Appalachia: An evening film screening and community discussion // 10.19.22

Different Wrld and Garden Party present Cannabis Club with Legalize Appalachia, an evening film screening and workshop discussion to collectively envision the post-prohibition future of Appalachian cannabis access.   We’re thrilled to announce the film we’ll be screening at @differentwrld in Asheville on Oct. 19th.  ✨ Somewhere Higher is a spectacularly beautiful short film about cannabis by director Mohammad Gorjestani.  “There will come a time when the criminalization and marginalization of cannabis use will seem wild and absurd,” he says. “This film is meant to be a document and expression of that idea, and also just be a fun, colorful marijuana mixtape to enjoy with a joint or edible. ✨ Join us for a screening of Somewhere Higher, a community conversation...

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Zine on the Scene

Art is fuel for activism, and zines have been a source of inspiration and underground information for decades. These DIY publications combine art, writing, and often a call to action around an issue that’s been misconstrued in other media. A zine is a powerful labor of love and agent of change. Legalize Appalachia’s zine, Cannabis For All Y’all, is proud to join more than ​​10,000 zines in the Barnard College Zine Library at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York.  Zines in their collection are added to a worldwide union catalog so anyone around the world can order them via Interlibrary Loan. They are also added to Columbia University’s online catalog, which allows researchers who may never have heard...

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