“Hopefully a lot more abuelos (grandfathers) will start using cannabis after this film," says Nelson Guerrero, co-founder of the Cannabis Cultural Association.

A Latino grandfather as the face of medical marijuana?

A documentary on the life of an octogenarian New Yorker known as "cannabuelo" — a play on the words cannabis and abuelo (Spanish for grandfather) — aims to show the benefits of the medical marijuana industry to minority communities.

Jorge Gavilanes is sharing his experiences as a New York medical marijuana patient fighting stage 4 prostate cancer in a new film titled "CannAbuelo: The Jorge Gavilanes Story."

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