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:
Oregon Liquor Control Commission
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:
- Gingko Bilbao
- 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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