Cannabis: A Complex History
Discover whether the origins of our long-standing prejudice towards cannabis is based on fact or fiction.
This season, we kick things off by diving into the complicated history of cannabis in 1930s America. Our hosts are joined by drug historian, Emily Dufton, and endocannabinologist Dr. Janice Knox.
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: (00:34)
Nathan, you’ve got that new season glow about you. Are you excited?
Nathan Mars: (00:39)
Oh yeah, Kara. I’m not pregnant, so it must be the new season. That’s where the glow’s coming from. This season is going to kick some major butt. It’s time to break down the merits, the mysteries, and misunderstandings of cannabis so that you-
Kara Ware: (00:53)
Wait, wait, wait. Nathan, cannabis? That can be a kind of tricky thing to talk about, don’t you think? There are a lot of complicated feelings towards this plant, even in medical communities.
Nathan Mars: (01:04)
Yeah, Kara, that’s what’s been amazing about this season, and how naive we were when we started. Little did we know how tricky this topic was going to be, and seeing a lot of strong opinions for and against cannabis, especially in medical communities. But, Kara, what are the facts, and where do these strong polarizing opinions come from?
Kara Ware: (01:25)
Exactly. Exactly, Nathan. Let’s start from the beginning. In today’s episode, we’ll take a look at the complicated history of cannabis in America, talk to a drug historian and an endocannabinologist, and discover whether our longstanding prejudice towards cannabis is based on fact or fiction.
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