Sense about Cannabis

Let’s imagine, a cannabis plant was discovered today.  Scientists would isolate and synthesise a range of cannabinoids and terpenes, creating a rich pipeline of pharmaceuticals to treat conditions ranging from chronic pain to childhood epilepsy.  However, this is not the case because policy makers, medical professionals, the press, politicians and the public have predominantly experienced cannabis through the lens of prohibition.

My research uses visualization and language to destabilise the prohibition narrative with the view to (re)frame entrenched ideas about the cannabis plant.  The strategy provides a space to open up a dialogue about the emergence of cannabis based medicine.

Yewande Okuleye School of History

 

Yewande Okuleye 1065

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