Regan Communications Group Invites you to a Special Virtual Event
Curaleaf Presents Live Panel Discussion with Filmmakers of THE OUTPOST
December 10, 2020 @7PM EST
Register for free here
Curaleaf, a leading U.S provider of consumer products in cannabis, with a mission to improve lives by providing clarity around cannabis and confidence around consumption based in Wakefield, Massachusetts, today announced a special online event planned for December 10, 2020 at 7pm EST with acclaimed film director Rod Lurie (The Contender), Oscar nominated screenwriters Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson (The Fighter, The Finest Hours, Patriots Day) to discuss their gripping 2020 war film; The Outpost (currently available on Netflix), and to raise awareness for the Veterans Cannabis Project and its mission to improve the quality of life for U.S. military veterans through access to cannabis.
Joining the discussion will be Doug Distaso, Executive Director of the Veterans Cannabis Project (VCP), Dan Magoon, Executive Director of Mass Fallen Heroes, and Joe Lusardi, CEO of Curaleaf, which is raising money for VCP and Mass Fallen Heroes with proceeds from its custom-designed Veterans Cannabis Project pre-roll product. The panel discussion will be moderated by New York Times bestselling author Casey Sherman (The Finest Hours, Patriots Day, Hunting Whitey).
The free online event will also include an audience question & answer session with the panelists.
Based on the acclaimed book by CNN’s Jake Tapper, The Outpost chronicles the Battle of Kamdesh, the bloodiest American engagement of the war in Afghanistan and stars Orlando Bloom and Scott Eastwood. Praise for the film; ‘The Outpost’ is both a riveting war movie and a cautionary tale – The Washington Post, Rod Lurie’s recounting of the Battle of Kamdesh is both a tense you-are-there action film and a stirring tribute – Rolling Stone
Curaleaf launched its partnership initiative with the Veterans Cannabis Project in Maryland, Maine, New Jersey, Nevada, Oregon, and Arizona in 2019 and in Massachusetts in 2020. The company will continue rolling out the program at Curaleaf dispensaries across the United States.
“We want to thank the filmmakers for helping us shed more light on this critical issue,” said Joe Lusardi, CEO of Curaleaf. “Under federal law, which the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is obligated to follow, marijuana is still classified as a Schedule One Controlled Substance – an illegal drug. Our servicemen and women are looking over their shoulders, worried they’ll lose their jobs, security clearances, GI Bill loan benefits, disability payments, Second Amendment rights and access to other medications if they publicly disclose their legal use of cannabis.”
“Our combat veterans deserve to be supported when they return home from the battlefield,” said Paul Tamasy, producer & screenwriter of The Outpost. “Our film is authentic. It is the real deal, and an immersive accounting of the sacrifice these military heroes make to protect our freedom.”
Guests are asked to screen The Outpost on Netflix prior to the event. Supporters can learn more about VCP and donate to its mission.