Ricki Lake on "Weed the People", Hairspray, and The Business of Being Born

May 28, 2019

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During the Esalen Inspirational Film Festival, Ricki Lake stopped by to talk about her new documentary film, "Weed The People," which advocates for the use of cannabis for pediatric cancer patients, citing palliative care advantages as well as tumor shrinkage. She also spoke about a host of topics, including her breakthrough film, "Hairspray," advice she got from John Waters, her first foray into documentary film as a producer (with "The Business of Being Born"), her eleven-year stint as a talk show host, what it was like to Dance with the Stars, and how bereavement has changed her as a person.

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