Virtual: Kremers Seminar — Cannabis Cures: Medical Jurisprudence and the Origins of the War on Drugs
2020 Summer Kreminar with Dr. Adam Rathge
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Dr. Rathge examines the emergence of legal regulations on the use of cannabis in the US during the late 19th and early-20th centuries in "Cannabis Cures: Medical Jurisprudence and the Origins of the War on Drugs". Often considered the golden age of cannabis medicine, Rathge argues this period was critical in categorizing cannabis as a potentially dangerous drug and establishing the cultural and legal basis for a bifurcated drug market that ultimately became the foundation for the war on drugs.