01/16/24 Impact of Marijuana Policies

Century of Lies
Shaleen Title
The National Academies of Sciences

This week on Century of Lies: Public Health, Social, and Equity Impact of Marijuana Policies. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on the Public Health Consequences of Changes in the Cannabis Policy Landscape held its third full meeting January 11 and 12. These sessions featured presentations and panel discussions covering various aspects of the social and equity implications of marijuana policy. We hear from one of the presenters, Shaleen Title, Founder and Director of the Parabola Center. Plus we talk with Sheila Vakharia PhD MSW, Deputy Director of the Department of Research and Academic Engagement at the Drug Policy Alliance, about drug exceptionalism and her new book “The Harm Reduction Gap: Helping Individuals Left Behind by Conventional Drug Prevention and Abstinence-only Addiction Treatment.”

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