News and Events

Upcoming Events

Book cover: The Medicalization of Marijuana Legitimacy, Stigma, and the Patient Experience

Authors, Michelle Newhart and William Dolphin

CANCELED October 10, 2019, 5:30-7 pm, Goodwin Forum, HSU Campus

Journal

We have released the special edition on Current Perspectives on Marijuana and Society in the Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, co-edited by Professors Ronnie Swartz and Beth Wilson.

Interviews and in the News

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Past Events

Speakers

2019

The Challenge and Promise of Cannabis Based PTSD Research

Dr. Sue Sisley, Scottsdale Research Institute

May 9, 5-7 pm, Goodwin Forum, HSU Campus

May 10, 6-8 pm, The Connection, 334 F Street Eureka

Since 1968 the National Institute on Drug Abuse has maintained a monopoly on the production and distribution of cannabis for research. This monopoly has prevented U.S. based clinical research from accessing quality flower and diverse phenotypes for human testing. Dr Sisley will discuss the challenges of both obtaining federal approval for such research and then carrying out a FDA-approved randomized controlled trial examining the safety and efficacy of cannabis for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in military veterans.

Co-sponsored with Humboldt Patient Resource Center and HSU Veteran’s Enrollment and Transition Services

Craft Weed: Family Farming and the Future of the Marijuana Industry

Author, Ryan Stoa

April 17, 6 pm, BSS 166, HSU Campus

Fact-Based Cannabis Public Education

Eric Siegel, Director of Strategic Projects, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, UC Berkeley

April 4, 5-7 pm, Goodwin Forum, HSU Campus

Cannabis Connections: Marketing Humboldt Cannabis

March 28, 2019

Panelists:

Dr. Whitney Ogle, Department of Kinesiology

Siobhan Darwish, Grow Sisters, Blessed Coast Farms

Bryan Willkoman, Humboldt Patient Resource Center

Terra Carver, Humboldt County Growers Alliance

Scot Adair, Humboldt County Office of Economic Development

Moderator:

Jess Columbo, Tiller

Panel Discussion: “The Other Side of Murder Mountain” (Video can be viewed here)

Panelists:

Rio Anderson, Co-Founder SoHum Guild

Chrystal Ortiz, International Cannabis Farmers Association

Dr. Deidre Pike, HSU Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

Hank Sims, Lost Coast Outpost

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

  • Click PDF icon here for the flyer.

2018

  • Situated Evidence: Art as Ethnology & Archive in the ​chronic freedom​ series

Scott Homquist

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Click PDF iconhere for the flyer.

2017

  • Areas of Concern for the Health and Safety of Workers in the California Cannabis Industry

    Marc Schenker, MD, MPH, University of California, Davis

    Thursday, November 30, 2017

    Click here for the flyer.

2014

Speaker Series

STEAMING VIDEO for the following talks is available from the Humboldt Digital Scholar website.

  • MONDAY, April 28, 2014 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Native American Forum BSS 162

    "A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition"

    Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashindian

    Here is the flyer with more details.

  • Monday, April 21, 2014 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Native American Forum BSS 162

    "Cannabinoid Medical Science and Political Ecology: Psychoactive Substances and Mental Distress"

    Sunil Kumar Aggarwal, Ph.D., M.D., Senior Resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Medical Center

    Here is the flyer with more details.

  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Native American Forum BSS 162

    "Green Rush LA: Medical Cannabis Confusion in the Wild West of Weed"

    Nathan Donahoe, Cannabis Consulting Group

    Here is the flyer with more details.

  • Tuesday, February 4, 2014

    "The Times are Changing: Preliminary Findings from a San Francisco Study of Baby Boomers and Marijuana Use"

    Sheigla Murphy, PhD, Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Studies at the Institute for Scientific Analysis

    Here is the flyer with more details.

2013

Speaker Series

STEAMING VIDEO for the following talks is available from the Humboldt Digital Scholar website.

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2013

    "Medial Cannabis Quality Control in California: Keeping a Weed Free Garden"

    Jeffrey Raber, PhD Chemistry. President of KinetiChem and Founder, The Wercshop

    Here is the flyer with more details.

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2013

    Film Screening of “Tricky Bidness” and discussion with filmmaker JoAnn Schuch. Tricky Bidness tells the story of how the politically progressive town of Arcata, California has grappled with the ongoing challenge of marijuana grow houses in its neighborhoods.

    Here is the flyer with more details.

  • Monday, April 29, 2013

    “Dispensary-based research: an untapped resource”

    Amanda Reiman, PhD, The Drug Policy Alliance

    Here is the flyer with more details.

  • Monday, March 25, 2013

    “Developments in Dutch Drug Policy”

    Dr. Craig Reinarman, University of Santa Cruz

    Here is the flyer with more details.

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2013

    “The Potential Economic Impact to Humboldt County if Marijuana is Legalized”

    Ms. Jennifer Budwig, Redwood Capital Bank

    Here is the flyer with more details.

  • Tuesday, January 29, 2013

    “Data Shadows of the Underground Economy”

    Dr. Monica Stephens, Department of Geography, Humboldt State University

    Here is the flyer with more details.

Symposium
  • Earthday Symposium on Marijuana and the Environment

    Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, 2013

    Here is the link to the website.

    Here is the flyer with more details.

    Click here for the audio from the following symposium from KMUD.

2012

STEAMING VIDEO for the following talks is available from the Humboldt Digital Scholar website.

  • Tuesday, November 27, 2012 5:30-7:00pm, BSS Native Forum, Room 162

    "Of Green Institutions and Incremental Policies: Marijuana Regulatory Reform"

    Jason Plume, PhD candidate, Syracus University

    Here is the flyer with more details.

  • Monday, October 29, 2012 5:30-7pm, BSS Native Forum Room 162

    “Silent Forests: How are Toxicants Associated with Marijuana Cultivation Impacting Wildlife on our Public and Tribal Lands?”

    Mourad W. Gabriel, M.S., PhD Candidate (Comparative Pathology, University of California Davis) and Wildlife Disease Ecologist (Integral Ecology Research Center)

    Here is the flyer with more details.

  • Monday, October 8th, 2012 • 5:30-7:00pm

    REQUIEM FOR A CAMP: POST MORTEM FOR A DRUG WAR INSTITUTION
    Dominic Corva, Ph.D. Department of Public Policy Sarah Lawrence College

    Here is the flyer with more details.

  • Symposium: Environmental Challenges of Marijuana Agriculture in the Age of Prohibition 

    Friday Oct 12, 2012. 1-5 pm, BSS Native Forum Room 162

    Click here for the video from the following symposium.

    Click here for the audio from the following symposium.

    Grassroots environmental activists and policy makers will provide a comprehensive review of the environmental impacts of marijuana agriculture and offer insights into community based approaches that could be implemented to help address the problems created by these industrial agricultural practices. 

    Here is the flyer with more details.

2011

  • October, 2011, Sustainable Future Speakers Series

    "The Carbon Footprint of Indoor Cannabis Production"

    Evan Mills

    Here is the video.

Contact Us

Co-Directors

Dr. Dominic Corva. phone: 206.228.0509 • email: dominic.corva@humboldt.edu

Dr. Josh Meisel, Professor of Sociology. phone: 707.826.4446 • email: meisel@humboldt.edu