A Montana toddler whose battle with brain cancer captured national attention is the subject of a new documentary to be screened in Billings this week.
After being told that young Cash Hyde had little hope of surviving, his parents turned to an oil made from medical marijuana, and his cancer went into remission. When the 2011 legislature changed Montana’s medical marijuana law, it was was much harder to get the medicine and that’s when the Hydes say their son’s cancer returned. When the little boy passed away, his parents started a foundation in his name to raise awareness about how medical marijuana can help the terminally ill.
The documentary, called “AMERICAN DRUG WAR 2 – Cannabis Destiny ” examines the current state of the government’s war on marijuana in the United States. According to the U.S. Government, marijuana is categorized as a dangerous drug on par with heroin.
This film features the story of Cash’s parents, Mike and Kalli Hyde, and their struggle to keep their son alive through the use of medical marijuana.
As KPAX Missoula reports, Mike Hyde is running for mayor in Missoula.
The film will be shown in Billings at the NOVA Center for The Performing Arts, 2710 Montana Ave. – Thursday August 8, 7pm. Ticket prices are $7.00. The movie is presented by the Montana Cannabis Information Association (MTCIA), and proceeds from the movie will benefit both the MTCIA and the Cash Hyde Foundation. Tickets are on sale at Heightened Harvest 1415 S 32nd. St. West, in Billings, 656-115, and at the venue before the show.
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