UMass Boston Film Series: Code of the West

Code of the West poster
Event Date: November 29, 2012 - 7 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: Campus Center Ballroom
Event Cost: Free


At a time when the country is rethinking its drug policies large and small, one state rises to the forefront of national attention. Once a pioneer in legalizing medical marijuana, the state of Montana is poised to become the first in the nation to repeal its medical marijuana law. Set against the sweeping vistas of the Rockies, the steamy lamplight of marijuana grow houses, and the bustling halls of the State Capitol, Code of the West follows the 2011 Montana State Legislature as it debates the fate of medical marijuana. This is the story of the many lives and fraught emotions tied to one of the most heated policy questions facing the country today.

A Q&A with filmmaker Rebecca Richman Cohen will follow the free screening.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit two weeks prior to the event.