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Show 8: Dude, it’s Legal: Marijuana and Cannibus Laws Open the Door to New Exploration of this Herb – Real Herbalism Radio

Show 8: Dude, It’s Legal: Marijuana And Cannibus Laws Open The Door To New Exploration Of This Herb – Real Herbalism Radio

This month, three states plus Washington D.C. asked voters to decide whether or not marijuana should be legalized for recreational use. Only one rejected legalizing it for recreation. Today, we’re going to take a look at the laws that have been passed, focusing on Oregon’s, and medicinal and recreational use of marijuana. Be aware that some of the language and subject matter may be a little colorful and inappropriate for younger listeners.

Studies and articles we mentioned:

Washington Post, “The Brains of Marijuana Users are Different, Especially if They Start Young”

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

Wikipedia, “Legality of Cannabis by U.S. State”

CNN Interview with President Barak Obama,, “CNN Exclusive: Barack Obama Talks about Pot”

For further information on Marijuana or Cannibus, search “Marijuana” on The Mayo Clinic website, see Michael Pollan’s “The Botany of Desire” on PBS, or Watch the Harvard School of Public Health’s Forum “Legalizing Marijuan: The Public Health Pros and Cons.”

Full Video Transcript Here: Legalizing Marijuana_ The Public Health Pros and Cons

Herbs we discussed:

  • Rosemary
  • Gingko Bilbao
  • Nettle
  • Oats
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Marijuana
  • Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulfite)

Herbs in the News

We covered the Washington Post article, “The Brains of Marijuana Users are Different, Especially if They Start Young,” which spurred our discussion for today’s main topic. We did not break away for a separate discussion on Herbs in the News.

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Candace Hunter

Candace Hunter is a self-taught herbalist and artist who never, ever practices on guinea pigs in part because her family and friends are generally up to the job. She is co-author of The Practical Herbalist's Herbal Folio series and author of Herbalism for the Zombie Apocalypse. She edits The Practical Herbalist website and Practical Herbalist Press publications. She has also recently entered into the field of podcasting with reckless abandon. Listen to her on Real Herbalism Radio today, see her work at, or find her on Facebook at Candace Hunter Creations.

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