Episode 146: Cannabis, racism, and America’s crisis
Cannabis prohibition and American racism have been intertwined from the very beginning. This week Bruce, Alyssa, and Hannah dive into it.
Resources and things to read:
What does it mean to be “anti-racist”? (National Museum of African-American History and Culture)
President Nixon’s “War on Drugs” was a pretext for arresting Black people (Drug Policy Alliance)
Examining the white-Black wealth gap in America (Brookings Institution)
What “defund the police” really means (The Atlantic)
WTF is this all about now?
Every Friday the Roll-Up crew—Bruce Barcott, Alyssa Yeoman, and Hannah Staton—dissect the week’s top stories in cannabis with analysis, arguments, jokes, and obscure cultural references. It’s a news and culture podcast, slightly elevated.