Cannabis: A Complicated History

In this episode, we begin to discuss the complicated history of cannabis. 

I will share the findings of cannabis from 10,000 years ago through the era of cannabis as medicine and then to the criminalization and demonization of the drug.

We begin by looking at the ancient history of cannabis, the era of cannabis as medicine (1800s-1930s) when the U.S. Pharmacopeia had over 2000 cannabis preparations they could prescribe or patients could access. We look at hemp as an important player in our economy and how financial controls play a role in ultimately the criminalization of cannabis.

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 the first ancient findings of cannabis as medicine and take a look at the history of cannabis from 10,200 years ago up to 1980. (Episode 4 will take a look at the years 1980-2019)

  • Cannabis as medicine
  • Reefer Madness Campaign
  • Marijuana Tax Act
  • Criminalization of cannabis for non-violent offenses
  • Historical data, research, and findings showing cannabis as safe all ignored

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Have you talked to your kids about cannabis? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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On this episode with Nurse Jessie Gil‪l‬ aka @jessiegill.marijuanamommy we discuss: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🌵How to talk to your kids about your cannabis use⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌵The issues with cannabis being compared with opiates and heroin⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌵Cannabis safety and children⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌵Parents who consume and considerations⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Listen in via link in bio...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Nurse Jessie is a cannabis nurse with a background in holistic health and hospice. After suffering a spinal injury, she reluctantly became a medical marijuana patient then quickly transitioned into an advocate. She’s the founder of MarijuanaMommy.com, a resource that educates about cannabis while challenging the stigma against marijuana use. She’s been featured on Viceland and her work has appeared on VICE, GoodHousekeeping, Cosmopolitan, MSN, and more.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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https://thekushnurse.com/talking-to-your-kids-about-cannabis-with-nurse-jessie-gil%e2%80%aal%e2%80%ac/ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#parenting #parenting #cannabisandparenting #cannabisandparenthood #marijuanamommy #cannabismom #weedmom #cannaparent #parentingandweed #cannabisculture #cannabisismedicine #opioidepidemic #newjerseycannabis #cannabisNJ #parenthood #stressandparenting #cannabisforpain #thekushnurse
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In case you need a reminder...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Had to remind my damn self of this as I'm in the thick of virtual school due to a positive kiddo in my daughter's class. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I think we are still going to have ups and downs with this school year as the country, varients and people figure out this ish. But I'm so grateful for plant medicine to help ease my anxiety and make it through this mess. As someone who has suffered from anxiety all my life it's important to have all the tools I need to keep my head on right. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Cannabis, meditation, nature and music/movement are always a part of my toolbox.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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📸: Thanks @the_canna_parental 🙃⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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A VETERAN CANNABIS STORY⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We take a look at how the stigma of marijuana use limits access to veterans on the the benefits of plant medicine. Listen in as we discuss how cannabis can play a part in the opioid crisis, overdoses and ultimately prevent suicide for many former military. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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✔️Symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✔️Veteran suicides⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✔️Starting a cannabis journey⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✔️The stigma of cannabis⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Many returning from war physically intact and mentally wounded. On this episode we spoke to @ogheadshots on his journey of transitioning retiring as Navy Chief in the military. What he experienced in his medical role throughout his career and the help cannabis medicine has had in his life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Listen to the audio or check out the blog via Link in bio..⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#cannabisandveterans #veteranhealth #militarysuicide #ptsd #woundedwarriors #cannabisformentalhealth #cannabisandtheVA #vahealth #veteransadministration #cannabismedicine #chronicpain #militaryveterans #retiredmilitary #navychief #usnavy #navyhealth #corpsman
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Next @cannanursescnoc speaker series 📣

Are you experiencing burnout?

Did you come to cannabis nursing in hopes to find work/life/balance due to overwhelm or compassion fatigue?

Looking for some resources on find balance in your nursing career?

Join us this Sunday, July 25th, 2021 at 3pm PST/5pm CST/6pm EST⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

We are excited to our announce our next CNOC Speaker Series guest Dr. Jamal Fruster @drjamalfruster
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WHAT:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Nurse on Fire: Healing from Compassion fatigue and burnout⠀⠀⠀
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Join us live on Facebook- Sunday, July 25th, 2021 at 3pm PST/5pm CST/6pm EST⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Dr. Jamal Fruster focuses on Life Coaching for Doctors and Nurses specifically with dealing with burnout and turning that into heightened energy and abundant living!
Dr. Fruster is also dedicated to increasing amount of life per moment called via hosting his podcast Soul Coffee. A facilitator of Kairos Training Culture, co-leading over 250 training sessions including movement, breathwork, meditation and chiropractic adjusting technique.
You can follow Dr. Jamal Fruster at @drjamalfruster
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Join me TODAY on this lovely Saturday morning with @cannanursescnoc

We’re talking about leveraging Linkedin for business and career. Join us link in bio.

LinkedIn allows you to identify key local contacts in your trade, community, civic organizations and corporations — then gives you the ability to “connect” with them by sending a LinkedIn connection invitation. Ever wonder how to maximize your business networking via this amazing virtual platform?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Join us for this upcoming workshop as we bring in Linkedin Marketing Coach and Expert Bianca J. Jackson to help us create a strategic plan of action in our linkedin marketing and networking.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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bit.ly/CNOCworkshop2021⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#cannabisnursesofcolor #linkedin #poweroflinkedin #cannabisnurse #blacknursesrock #cannabiscommunity #cannabisculture #healthylifestyle #organic #cannabissociety
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Have you loved on yourself today?

Self care is seldom optional. Take care of you. Here’s some of the goodies the lovely @4thhousestudios got in the mail. She knows self care is a priority and we agree! 💚💚💚

Shop our Nursegrown products link in bio.

Client favs: CBD balm (so good on all those achy parts.)

CBD oil 5:1 is my favorite helps ease my anxiety without the sleepy feeling.

CBD gummies: For when I’m out the out house and need some relief. I also take 2 at bedtime and it’s lights out.😴

*Your dose and results may vary

#nursegrownorganics @nursegrown_organics #cbdwellness #selfcaremonday #selfcareisntselfish #painrelief #relaxation #mommybreak #cannabisismedicine #cannabisforhealth #cannabismedicine #holistichealth #blackhealthmatters #mentalhealth #recovery #breathe
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