Williamsburg Is Hosting NYC’s First Ever Cannabis Film Festival This Weekend

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NYC Cannabis Film Festival

Stoners and cinephiles and stoner cinephiles will come together at Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel this weekend for a super chill, super historic event: the first ever New York City Cannabis Film Festival.

The festival will run for about six hours, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Its selection of seven short films and one full-length documentary are billed as “entertaining and educational films about cannabis” that ”further transform, stimulate change, and share the expanding horizons of cannabis culture in the city of New York.”

The finale is a profile of Israeli scientist Raphael Mechoulam, the man widely credited with discovering THC — shot by the filmmaker widely credited with convincing the Israeli government to create a comprehensive medical marijuana program.

According to the Village Voice, smoking at the Wythe Hotel during the film festival is not permitted.

Festival director Tim Mattson tells the Voice: “One thing you wanna be clear on, you can’t come here smoking, can’t come in here bringing joints. It’s not going to be allowed yet. We’re waiting on legalization to make that happen.”