In 1923, when it became illegal to possess cannabis in Canada, very few Canadians would have heard of the drug, let alone tried it. So why did legislators target weed? Cannabis advocates have long blamed women’s rights activist Emily Murphy. Her 1922 book on the drug trade in Canada, The Black … [Read more...]
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About Catherine Carstairs
Catherine Carstairs is a Professor and Chair, in the Department of History, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.