Apr 10, 2020

Introducing “Dennis: The Man Who Legalized Cannabis”

Introducing “Dennis: The Man Who Legalized Cannabis”

 

He’s known as the “father of medical marijuana.” He was an early advocate of its health benefits for HIV/AIDS patients and, with his partner John Entwistle Jr., started the first Cannabis Buyer's Club to distribute cannabis to AIDS patients and others in medical need.

Together with Bay Area filmmakers, Bone & Gold, we’ve created “Dennis: The Man Who Legalized Cannabis” to tell the story of veteran, LGBTQ+ and cannabis activist, Dennis Peron, who despite repeated arrests and intimidation from authorities, successfully co-authored and passed proposition 215 in 1996, making California the first state to legalize cannabis for medical use.

Due to COVID-19, our film debut with John Entwistle Jr. and members of the movement is on hold - though we’d love for you to enjoy the trailer here.