Cannabis: A Complicated History Pt.2

In this episode, we continue looking at the complicated history of cannabis. 

We pick up in the 1980s and the Reagan era with the war on drugs.

We learn of the discovery of the endocannabinoid system almost 30 years later by Israeli scientist, Dr. Rafael Mechoulam, and how these findings help push our cause forward. 

Lastly but most importantly both episodes share the impact that cannabis criminalization has had on already marginalized communities and the incarceration rates of African Americans, Hispanics, and other POC communities. We look at the divisive and racist propaganda, incarcerations, and financial impact that cannabis and the legal systems have used to keep these communities in the margins.

Cannabis at the time of this recording a Schedule 1 drug at the federal level and not considered for medical use. This level of restriction has made it difficult to continue the research necessary to create greater gains in cannabis medicine. However, we continue to champion on and the government begins to take note of the ever-changing green rush.

In this episode, we talk about cannabis as medicine and take a look at the history of cannabis from the 1980s to the current day. 

  • Cannabis as medicine
  • Dr. Mechoulam discovery of the Endocannabinoid System
  • Reagan Era – War on Drugs
  • Medical Marijuana Law
  • Farm Bill or Agricultural Act of 2014

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It’s been a long time. I shouldn’t left you without a dope rhyme to step to… 🎶🎧

But I’m back… doing the work isn’t just about helping others it’s filling my vessel first. I have had some amazing adventures these past few weeks and settling into my role at Pacific College. It’s a privilege, this I know and give thanks for daily to teach Cannabis Medicine at a college. It’s humbling to show up for the first time as your whole self in a traditional setting.

Today I am grateful for this journey and committed to filling this vessel first so I can keep doing this incredible work.

Today’s walk was all about clarity and peace thanks to @nursegrown_vermontcannanurse hemp flower “Suver Haze” 🌞🌞 Just a nice, chill vibe.

Healthy consumption methods matter and my @davincivaporizer never fails me.
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This class will answer many of the questions nurses have about cannabis nursing as well as provide valuable insights on the opportunities available for nurses in this space.

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Happy 420!!! 💚🌿Grateful for this plant and this community. We keep working and fighting for access, freedom and healing.

Keep that Endocannabinoid lit today! Enjoy! 💚🙏🏼
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