PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE

December 6th 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Title: HEALTH SCIENTIST BLACKLISTING AND THE MEANING OF MARIJUANA IN THE OVAL OFFICE IN THE EARLY 1970s

Synopsis

This story illuminates some of the ways that racism and bigotry informed cannabis policy in the Nixon white house. We break new ground by revealing how Nixon actively participated in blacklisting health scientists at The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) with empirical research. We show how the administration ignored policy recommendations from a congressionally mandated commission that cost tax-payers millions to produce.

Reviews

O’Shaughnessy’s: The Journal of Clinical Cannabis was the first review this story. The reviewer reminds us that “[I]t wasn’t just marijuana that got prohibited, it was the truth about history.”

LINK
The article is currently published @medium

CONTACT

Steve Hyde
Director of Communications
Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy (CASP)
6701 Greenwood Ave N.
Seattle WA. 98103
twitter. @reachcasp
mb. 206.724.7929
wb. www.caspcenter.org

Link directly to the interactive web story here

Steve Hyde

research professional with a background in the humanities and geographical sciences. I design geographic information systems and make social and cultural documentary films.