Wendy Chapkis on medical marijuana

This program features Professor Wendy Chapkis of the University of Southern Maine on “The Challenges of Creating Community or Why ‘Medical Marijuana Collective’ Doesn’t Mean You Just Come and Collect.”

Her most recent book is “Dying to Get High: marijuana as medicine” (published by New York University Press in 2008). It examines contemporary debates surrounding the medical use of marijuana and specifically the history of the Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana, a nonprofit formed in the wake of California’s “Compassionate Use Act of 1996”.

This program was recorded at the Memorial Union on the University of Maine campus in Orono, Thursday November 20, 2008. It appears here as broadcast on WERU Community Radio (89.9 FM Blue Hill, 102.9 FM Bangor) on Weekend Voices for Saturday December 6, 2008.