U of G professor Catherine Carstairs appeared on TVO’s The Agenda With Steve Paikin on June 28 at 8 p.m. talking about the history of cannabis in Canada.
The segment was entitled “Pot Prohibition: A Long, Strange Trip.”
Chair of U of G’s Department of History, Carstairs joined York University professor Marcel Martel and Aquasi Owusu-Bempa, a professor at the University of Toronto, in a panel discussion about changing attitudes toward cannabis use in Canada.
They talked about the history of marijuana as a common product, its prohibition and its return to a legal market.
Carstairs has written about how cannabis use became illegal in Canada, including Jailed for Possession: Illegal Drug Use, Regulation, and Power in Canada, 1920-1961. She recently published articles on the history of cannabis use in Canada in The Conversation and the National Post.