Closure Optional Ep. 17 – Chris Chiari, Drug Reform Activist

Chris is a lot of things; hes a filmmaker, political activist, a (failed) political candidate, a Cannabis dispensary owner, and most recently, the owner of the Patterson Inn in Denver, Colorado, which he hopes will become one of the first public places in Denver where you can legally smoke weed. This is a great conversation about the politics of drug reform, the racial implications of our current drug policies, and some ideas about what it takes to enact real social change.

At about 50 minutes in he mentions the documentary 13th, which you can find here.

Chris’s film will be released around the end of the year by Alethia Films, and it’s called Public Enemy Number One.

Also, the documentary I mention in the intro is called The House I Live in, and you can find it here.

 

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