Stories of ‘Lifers’ to screen at Oregon festival

Mizanskey, who was in prison from 1993–2015 after a third drug dealing conviction in the U.S. State of Missouri;"Lifers, features Jeff Mizanskey, who was in prison from 1993–2015 after a third drug dealing conviction in the U.S.

“Lifers,” a documentary about prisoners on life sentences for marijuana crimes, will be screened at PDX Hempfest Expo, Portland, Oregon, this Saturday, June 10. The film features ex-lifer Jeff Mizanskey, who was in prison from 1993–2015 after a third drug dealing conviction in the U.S. State of Missouri; and hemp advocate and comedian Tommy Chong. Produced by Jeff Eichen & Rawmaste Productions & Goods, the film will be paired with a session on “How Cannabis & Hemp Can Coexist” featuring long-time Oregon cannabis advocate Cliff Thomason and Courtney Moran, an attorney specializing in industrial hemp. The screening is at 5:30.

The one-day PDX Hempfest Expo will feature presentations by industry leaders on cannabis law, security, human resources, insurance and banking, cannabis growing and processing. Also on the program are an investors’ pitch deck forum and an Oregon State Advisory Rules Committee Q&A.