2020 Summer Kreminar #3 – Emily Dufton, Grassroots

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Logon to listen to Dr. Emily Dufton discuss Grassroots: A History of Marijuana’s Ups and Downs in America.

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy and the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy are pleased to announce the inaugural Edward Kremers Seminar in the History of Pharmacy & Drugs. The 2020 Summer “Kreminar” will explore the theme of Cannabis, and the third presentation will be by Dr. Emily Dufton speaking about, “Grassroots: A History of Marijuana’s Ups and Downs in America.” Dr. Dufton’s online virtual presentation will be June 11, 2020, from 12 noon–1:30 p.m. Central time (1:00–2:30 Eastern time). Pre-registration is required.

Emily Dufton is is the editor of Points, the blog of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society. Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America was published by Basic Books in 2017. Her writing has appeared in outlets like The Atlantic, the Washington PostTIME and CNN.

Grass Roots Presentation Abstract: As legalization initiatives continue to expand across the United States, many of its proponents believe that full federal legalization is inevitable. But pro-marijuana activists believed this in the 1970s too, when decriminalization spread to over a third of the country, only to see their work rolled back by a wave of powerful anti-cannabis parent activism. Marijuana’s legal status has shifted from criminalization to legalization and back again multiple times over the past fifty years, and may continue to change long into the future. This talk will discuss the role grassroots activists have played in changing marijuana’s public perception and legal status from the 1960s to today, and what we might expect in the years to come.

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Be sure to attend all five 2020 Summer Kreminar Presentations!

The 2020 Summer Kreminar will be a virtual seminar with five streaming online presentations. Each presentation will run from 1:00–2:30 Eastern time (12:00–1:30 Central time) on a Thursday in May or June. Participants will be required to preregister for each presentation.

Dr. Lucas Richert, the George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy and the AIHP Historical Director, will host the Kreminar.

Learn more about the 2020 Summer Kreminar.

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