From Prejudice to Practice
Are the laws worse than the plant itself?
In this episode, we explore the history of cannabis in the late 20th century; how efforts made by Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan furthered our prejudice against cannabis; and the impact of all this on socioeconomically disadvantaged communities.
Featured Guest Experts
Dr. Janice Vaughn-Knox is a board-certified anesthesiologist, cannabinoid medicine specialist, and clinical endocannabinologist who believes in the power of self-healing.Dr. Janice uses her expertise, experience, and knowledge of cannabis therapeutics to help treat and relieve symptoms of chronic disease that traditional medicine has failed to conquer. Dr. Janice is certified by the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine as a Cannabinoid Medicine Specialist. Dr. Janice is a much sought-after speaker for cannabis therapeutics nationally and abroad.
An oracle of knowledge on all things marijuana” – Boston Herald, Emily Dufton is a drug historian, writer, and researcher based near Washington, D.C.
She received her BA from New York University and earned her Ph.D. in American Studies from George Washington University. Her first book, Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America, traces over 50 years of cannabis activism and was named one of “The 8 Best Weed Books to Read Right Now” by Rolling Stone and one of “The Top 5 Cannabis Books to Have In Your Personal Library” by 10buds.com.
Kara Ware (00:51):
In our previous episode, we dove into the complicated history of cannabis. If you haven’t already go back and listen to see how one plant went from being in 50% of U.S. medicines to being blamed as a source of madness and violence in just a few years.
Nathan Morris (01:09):
When we left off, Harry Anslinger, the director of the Bureau of Narcotics passed the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, which while not criminalizing cannabis heavily restricted the access to cannabis with fines and excessive paperwork. He then prosecuted thousands of doctors who still supported cannabis, forcing the AMA to denounce their support of medical cannabis. By 1942, cannabis was removed from the U.S. Pharmacopoeia.
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