Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America


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Marijuana legalization for recreational and medical use is spreading from state to across the US. The Trump administration is saber-rattling over the trend, threatening to reinvigorate federal restrictions.

Hard to stamp out a weed, though.

Use of Marijuana has been trampled in the past, yet it finds a way.

Historian Emily Dufton tracks the rise, backlash and return of Marijuana in the US through the last 100 years. She profiles the plants supporters and opponents as they battle for control over the story and the science of pot.

Emily Dufton talks about her book, Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America January 31st, 2018 for Town Hall Seattle at University Lutheran Church.

Listen to excerpts from this interview and more conversations from Town Hall at the podcast, In The Moment, produced by Jini Palmer at Town Hall.

Hear complete talks and subscribe to podcasts of full lectures at the Town Hall Digital Stage.


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