Cyphers: Cannabis Consumption and De-stigmatization

Mackenzie Kwok ()

I would like to propose "Cyphers", a film in progress. A cypher is a smoking circle. It is a space for consumption. It is folklore. Cannabis consumption has its own sets of norms and etiquette one learns by doing, often with regional or cultural distinctions -- hit it two times and pass, what goes around comes around; bring goods to share, never use a white lighter, etc. When you enter a cypher you step into a space with mutually understood group norms. Examining these distinctions is. necessary for truly destigmatizing those left at the margins of cannabis justice and legalizations.

Part of 04-05 Contemporary Engagements [hybrid], Friday, October 14, 8:30 am–10:00 am