Newfoundland College To Host 'Let’s Talk Cannabis' Film Competition

The College of the North Atlantic (CNA) in Newfoundland has announced their 'Let’s Talk Cannabis' 48-Hour Film Competition. 

"The goal of the project is to engage communities across Canada in dialogue about cannabis and cannabis policy to facilitate mutual understanding," explains Allison Lomond, a CNA guidance counselor. "This event is part of a larger provincial initiative under the national Cannabis Dialogue Project. Let’s Talk Cannabis is a national project funded by Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program, and being undertaken by the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research at the University of Victoria."

Film-makers interested in competing will need to act fast since they'll only have 48 hours to put their film together. The final cut has to come in under 10 minutes and must follow the competition rules.

Applications to participate will be accepted until 6pm of April 6.


Proponents of the War on Drugs often claim that it's about keeping communities safe. But US drug laws are based less on public health and more on social control, according to Diane Goldstein—Chair of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP). "I think what's critically important is that most Americans recognize that, inherently, our drug laws have never been about public health," Goldstein told Civilized.