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Following on the heels of April’s event, the Wellcome Trust recently awarded Dr Lucas Richert and Prof Jim Mills £38,700 to carry on and expand upon the work of the Cannabis: Global Histories project. The money will be used to further develop the network and help produce useful knowledge.

The Cannabis: Global Histories web series proved very popular and, of course, there will be more materials in the future. https://pointsadhsblog.wordpress.com/points-library/cannabis-global-histories/ Think about submitting a post or video to Emily Dufton, one of the network’s participants, and also the new Managing Editor of Points.

As for publishing, the MIT Press contracted an edited collection of papers from the first conference in April, 2018. This is a great first step getting the research of the network into wider hands.

In Spring 2019, three Cannabis: Global Histories network participants published their cannabis research in:

  • A special section of Pharmacy in History, the journal of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy
  • Human Rights Legislation and the Medicalization of Cannabis in Canada, ca. 2000–Present, by Matthew DeCloedt
  • Medical Cannabis in Argentina, by Lucía Romer
  • Medicine, Moral Panic, and the International Context of Canadian Cannabis Prohibition, by Michael Couchman

Other network participants and Strathclyde researchers also contributed to the issue. These include: Ved Baruah, Peder Clark, Rachel Meach and Jim Mills.

Watch out for other news about publishing!

Following on from the Glasgow conference, other networking events took place in Shanghai, Washington D.C., as well as Johannesburg.

Plans are in the works to hold panels at future conferences as well as hold follow-up events. Be sure to stay tuned for an announcement about the next Cannabis: Global Histories event, which will be available @drughistory and @StrathCannabis.

For more information, please contact:

Caroline Marley cshhh-admin@strath.ac.uk or Lucas Richert:lrichert@wisc.edu