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Unprescribed Film Screening and MMJ Discussion
November 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm ESTfree
The documentary film Unprescribed highlights medical marijuana (MMJ) as an alternative to the cocktail of drugs prescribed by military doctors for veterans struggling with PTSD, anxiety and other service-related health issues.
In his first feature-length motion picture, producer, director, and Air Force veteran Steve Ellmore presents stories from fellow veterans, spouses, and family members on coping with war-related injuries and the loss of loved ones due to suicide.
After returning from combat these veterans are prescribed what many refer to as the ‘combat cocktail’ or ‘zombie dope,’ leading many to believe that suicide is a possible solution to their pain.
Unprescribed has recently won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Film at the Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival, Best Feature Documentary at the 2019 Cannabis Culture Film Festival, and was the Be The Change Winner at the Colorado International Activism Film Festival.
At the conclusion of the Unprescribed screening, Ellmore and Ryan will join Ilera Chief Science Officer Dr. Oludare Odumosu and others including clinical psychiatrist Dr. Lynn Bornfriend, Ron Milward of Balanced Veterans, Bill Ferguson of Veteran Cannabis Coalition, and veteran advocate and social media influencer Derek Carter on a panel to further explore MMJ as it pertains to easing the physical and mental pain of those returning from the armed forces.