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Annual Speaker Series

MONDAY, April 21 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Native American Forum BSS 162

"Cannabinoid Medical Science and Political Ecology: Psychoactive Substances and Mental Distress"

Sunil Kumar Aggarwal, Ph.D., M.D., Senior Resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Medical Center

This presentation provides a portrait of chronic pain management in medical cannabis-using patients as well as their mental distress levels related to being targeted by drug law enforcement. A political ecology of health framework is presented which can help inform our understanding of other contraband psychoactive biota of social and therapeutic import. Dr. Aggarwal will soon begin a clinical fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. His research has been published in a wide range of medical and law related scholarly journals.

Here is the flyer with more details.


For more information about the speakers series contact Josh Meisel, HIIMR Co-Director. phone: 707.826.4446 • email: meisel@humboldt.edu

Here is the list of all speakers for 2013-2014.


Journal

We have just released the special edition on Current Perspectives on Marijuana and Society in the Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, co-edited by Professors Ronnie Swartz and Beth Wilson.

Interviews and in the News

Past Events

Symposium
  • Earthday Symposium on Marijuana and the Environment

    Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, 2013

    Here is the link to the website.

    Here is the flyer with more details.

    Click here for the audio from the following symposium from KMUD.


  • Symposium: Environmental Challenges of Marijuana Agriculture in the Age of Prohibition 

    Friday Oct 12, 2012. 1-5 pm, BSS Native Forum Room 162

    Click here for the video from the following symposium.

    Click here for the audio from the following symposium.

    Grassroots environmental activists and policy makers will provide a comprehensive review of the environmental impacts of marijuana agriculture and offer insights into community based approaches that could be implemented to help address the problems created by these industrial agricultural practices. 

    Here is the flyer with more details.

Speaker Series

STEAMING VIDEO for the following talks is available from the Humboldt Digital Scholar website.
  • Monday, April 21 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Native American Forum BSS 162

    "Cannabinoid Medical Science and Political Ecology: Psychoactive Substances and Mental Distress"

    Sunil Kumar Aggarwal, Ph.D., M.D., Senior Resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Medical Center

    Here is the flyer with more details.

  • Tuesday, March 11 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Native American Forum BSS 162

    "Green Rush LA: Medical Cannabis Confusion in the Wild West of Weed"

    Nathan Donahoe, Cannabis Consulting Group

    Here is the flyer with more details.

  • Tuesday, February 4, 2014

    "The Times are Changing: Preliminary Findings from a San Francisco Study of Baby Boomers and Marijuana Use"

    Sheigla Murphy, PhD, Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Studies at the Institute for Scientific Analysis

    Here is the flyer with more details.

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2013

    "Medial Cannabis Quality Control in California: Keeping a Weed Free Garden"

    Jeffrey Raber, PhD Chemistry. President of KinetiChem and Founder, The Wercshop

    Here is the flyer with more details.

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2013

    Film Screening of “Tricky Bidness” and discussion with filmmaker JoAnn Schuch. Tricky Bidness tells the story of how the politically progressive town of Arcata, California has grappled with the ongoing challenge of marijuana grow houses in its neighborhoods.

    Here is the flyer with more details.

  • Monday, April 29, 2013

    “Dispensary-based research: an untapped resource”

    Amanda Reiman, PhD, The Drug Policy Alliance

    Here is the flyer with more details.

  • Monday, March 25, 2013

    “Developments in Dutch Drug Policy”

    Dr. Craig Reinarman, University of Santa Cruz

    Here is the flyer with more details.

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2013

    “The Potential Economic Impact to Humboldt County if Marijuana is Legalized”

    Ms. Jennifer Budwig, Redwood Capital Bank

    Here is the flyer with more details.

  • Tuesday, January 29, 2013

    “Data Shadows of the Underground Economy”

    Dr. Monica Stephens, Department of Geography, Humboldt State University

    Here is the flyer with more details.

  • Tuesday, November 27, 2012 5:30-7:00pm, BSS Native Forum, Room 162

    "Of Green Institutions and Incremental Policies: Marijuana Regulatory Reform"

    Jason Plume, PhD candidate, Syracus University

    Here is the flyer with more details.

  • Monday, October 29, 2012 5:30-7pm, BSS Native Forum Room 162

    “Silent Forests: How are Toxicants Associated with Marijuana Cultivation Impacting Wildlife on our Public and Tribal Lands?”

    Mourad W. Gabriel, M.S., PhD Candidate (Comparative Pathology, University of California Davis) and Wildlife Disease Ecologist (Integral Ecology Research Center)

    Here is the flyer with more details.

  • Monday, October 8th • 5:30-7:00pm

    REQUIEM FOR A CAMP: POST MORTEM FOR A DRUG WAR INSTITUTION
    Dominic Corva, Ph.D. Department of Public Policy Sarah Lawrence College

    Here is the flyer with more details.

  • October, 2011, Sustainable Future Speakers Series

    "The Carbon Footprint of Indoor Cannabis Production"

    Evan Mills

    Here is the video.