Monday, January 23, 2006

A film the Drug Czar doesn't want you to see

Filmmaker John Holowach asked me to plug the premiere of his new documentary "HIGH: The True Tale of American Marijuana," which is being hosted by the Ohio State University SSDP chapter.

Details:
* February 28th, 2006 @ 7:30 P.M.
* Campbell Hall, Room 220; Ohio State University; Columbus, OH
* Admission: $5, which will directly benefit OSU SSDP
* There will be a Q&A session with John Holowach after the film
* Here are directions to the building
* E-mail osussdp[at]gmail[dot]com for more info
I've seen an advanced copy of the film, and it's very entertaining and moving. You can check out the trailer here.

Interestingly, John began researching the film while still a high school student (in his words) "under the influence of DARE." Just another positive unintended consequence of good ol' DARE (not unlike the founding and growth of SSDP itself)...

Contact John if you'd like more info about the film, especially if you're a student and would like to host a screening.

2 comments:

800 pound gorilla said...

Do you mean to tell me that DARE allows independent research into these drugs that takes them away from controlled information? DARE is so typical of the "spoon fed" method. They make no attempt to teach students about how drugs affect the body. They just pick out bad drugs and tell the possible outcomes if you use them. Students don't know whether those effects come from the drugs, the user physiology, the body's reaction to counter the drug, or even from the delivery system. In fact it is so ridiculous that drug ed in schools makes no differentiation between methods of use when describing what drugs do. It's almost as if they want the students to remain stupid about drugs.

Micah Daigle said...

Do you mean to tell me that DARE allows independent research into these drugs that takes them away from controlled information?

Um... I think you misunderstood.

Tom was saying that because DARE doesn't allow independent research into these drugs, it creates people who are disillusioned with the way our government deals with drug education, and they end up becoming drug-policy reformers (making movies, joining SSDP, etc).

~Micah

P.S. That's why this is named the DARE Generation Diary. It's kind of a tongue-in-cheek thing. Confusing, I know.