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News Release
Monday, April 10, 2017

LOCALLY FILMED SYNTHETIC DRUG DOCUMENTARY TO PREMIERE AT LEE COLLEGE

BAYTOWN, Texas - On April 20th, The Last High, a locally filmed documentary about synthetic cannabinoids, more commonly called synthetic marijuana or Kush, will hold its premiere at Lee College. The in-depth, real-world documentary film was created through a partnership between Southeast Harris County Community Coalition of the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol (BACODA) and City of Baytown, Baytown Police Department, and Texas-Pictures. The film explores the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids (Kush, Spice, etc.) through first-hand accounts and interviews with current and former users, counselors, first responders, law enforcement, and others.

The premiere is free and open to the public. More information and registration is available at http://lasthigh.eventbrite.com or you can contact coalitions@bacoda.org.

Although the documentary was filmed primarily in and around Baytown, the goal is to reach a national audience. “Synthetic cannabinoid use is an epidemic across the country and Baytown has seen an increase in overdoses and deaths due to this dangerous drug,” said Southeast Harris County Community Coalition Coordinator, Amber Buras. She continued, “We are grateful that this partnership has allowed us to bring this issue to the forefront. The production team for the film was primarily local youth, and we are proud of their hard work and dedication to making a difference in people’s lives.”

Anthony Gill, age 17 and member of the production team, said, “People have this misconception that Kush is a safe alternative to weed, but that’s not the case at all. Kush can be deadly. We are hoping this documentary will raise awareness and save lives.”




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