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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I like the consistency of daily microdosing. A little pat of butter goes a long way. 10mg ish because as much as we like to measure it’s impossible to get it exact in my opinion.

Do you canna butter?
I put this in my coffee and it’s perfection.
Also melted on toast, or cooking my scrambled 🍳, on my 🍿 or as one friend so happily shared melted on ice cream it turns into the best crunchy salty goodness ever. 🤤

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Meditation Monday! How do you find the calm?

I hear so often people tell me they can’t meditate or they can’t quiet their mind. I absolutely know what you mean. It took some time to get to meditation bliss. Cannabis has helped significantly. It calms my mind, quiets the to do list and let’s me relax into my breath.

The first step in my meditation practice is some intentional cannabis inhales and exhale. While I settle in to my seat. I do love a good sitting meditation but also have found it very therapeutic to lie with my eye mask on and let the sound take me on a deeper journey.

Once I’m relaxed and settled in...I try to imagine white light pouring into me and also emanating from me.

When or if my mind starts to wander I return to my breath and see myself breathing in the white light and breathing out that powerful energy.

If you are needing help with your meditation practice join us next Monday. We start off with our intention and a journal prompt followed by a deep sound journey you can breathe into.

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I know I have a good crew of nurses that follow me! In addition to Kush Nurse duties I’m also the cofounder of Cannabis Nurses of Color. I appreciate each and every one of you for following along here. Please also be sure to follow @cannanursescnoc we created a safe space for black and brown nurses in the cannabis industry. Our youtube and FB pages have lots of valuable resources and interviews related to cannabis nursing as a whole. Come over and explore.

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What is one thing cannabis helps you achieve? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Comment below one way cannabis helps YOU specifically.
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Common misconception is people think cannabis is a one hit wonder. If you are treating a condition or managing symptoms with cannabis you may have to take it just as often as your pharmaceuticals. Check out the @dothepot Podcast episode where I get to share about microdosing cannabis. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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