SXSW Bound with Code of the West’s Tom Daubert

5 03 2012

Documentary Filmmaker Rebecca Richman Cohen, a PSD favorite and previous interviewee, has a SXSW bound doc about the medical marijuana battle.  Code of the West holds its world premiere in Austin this upcoming Sunday, March 11.  PSD chatted with the film’s star Tom Daubert.  Click through to meet this intelligent, honest and now in-danger activist.

Tom and I started our chat by talking about how a Philly kid ended up in the wilderness of Montana?

I asked what it was about Montana that so attracted Tom.

Tom was intrigued by one particular element of the history of that area.

We discussed his politics on a broad level.

So how did Tom meet filmmaker Rebecca Richman Cohen?

From SXSW Site – Film’s Synopsis:

“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.”

I asked Tom how he first got involved in Medical Marijuana issues and organizations.

Tom talked about the people that really impacted his opinion on the benefit of Marijuana.

We talked about the rationale behind the “other side’s” viewpoint on the Medical Marijuana battle.

I asked Tom about the vote to legalize marijuana in Montana.

Tom talked about how the last few years have seen the atmosphere change drastically.

But Tom explains how right now is the most drastic time in this battle over Marijuana.

I asked Tom what was it he most hoped folks would take from seeing this documentary?

Tom had one short message for all of us.

SXSW – Code of The West link click, Here.


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