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Group wants Guam educated about medicinal marijuana

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 by Krystal Paco

Guam - With medicinal marijuana on the ballot this November, are you ready to make an educated decision on the issue?

While political hopefuls ramp up their campaigns in the days leading to Super Tuesday, a local group is rallying for residents to learn more about pot before heading to the polls.

If you have any questions about medicinal marijuana, this is your chance to get answers.

On Saturday, October 25, Shine Productions will present an exclusive film screening of the The Culture High, a documentary that will get you up to speed on the debate on medicinal marijuana including how marijuana became criminalized and whether or not marijuana laws do in fact make communities safer.

Following the screening, a panel discussion will be lead by University of Guam's Dr. Michael Bevacqua, who believes the drug is prejudiced when compared to other serious issues like smoking and alcohol.

"You may not need marijuana but someday you may need it and so are you going to want to when you're 60 or 70 years old, are you going to want to fight in the legislature and in the streets to get it? Isn't it much better if we sort of enlighten and educate ourselves and take this step now?" he posed.

All proceeds from Saturday's event will benefit the Live Life Alive Foundation - a local non-profit inspired by the mantra of the late Joaquin "KC" Concepcion who died last year after a battle with stomach cancer.

KC's father, Kin, says whether you're for or against the initiative, now is your time to take your stance.

"When you come out from watching this movie, it will probably tell you to say yes and it can also tell you to say no. Point of the matter is that we've been saying Live Life Alive is an organization that wants to educate people - but it's an open education," he explained.

The screening of "The Culture High" is slated for October 25 at 4pm at the UOG Lecture Hall. Tickets are $7 and available for sale online or at the door.

For more information, visit the Live Life Alive Facebook page.
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