2020 Summer Kreminar #1 – Lina Britto, Marijuana Boom

2020 Summer Kreminar #1 Lina Britto
Logon to listen to Dr. Lina Britto discuss Marijuana Boom.

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 first presentation will be by Dr. Lina Britto speaking about her recent book, Marijuana Boom: The Rise and Fall of Colombia’s First Drug Paradise.

Lina Britto teaches Latin American and Caribbean History at Northwestern University. Her work has been published in the Hispanic American Historical Review, Social History of Alcohol and Drugs, NACLA, and El Espectador (Colombia).

Marijuana Boom Presentation Abstract: Before Colombia became one of the world’s largest producers of cocaine in the 1980s, the South American country was in the 1970s the main supplier of marijuana for a booming US hippie counterculture market. Marijuana Boom is the story of this forgotten history, and the answer to a puzzle: How did the nation that was considered a model of democracy in Latin America become a drug paradise?

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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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