Ann Gilbert, Director of Central Vermont New Directions Coalition, addresses the filled room at Kellogg Hubbard Library on December 16th at the screening of the documentary film, “The Other Side of Cannabis.”  The film focuses on educating and responding to community concerns around teen marijuana use impacting academic performance, depression, and questions about consequences of possible legalization. It was followed by a panel which included licensed alcohol and drug counselors and an emergency room physician who shared experiences around the effects of marijuana on the mental health of youth. The next films New Directions will be showing are “The Hungry Heart” at Montpelier High School Auditorium on Tuesday, January 19th at 6:30 p.m. and “The Other Side of Cannabis” will be shown again on Tuesday, February 16th at 6:30 p.m. at Montpelier High School. These are sponsored by the MSMS Parents Group and are free and open to the public.