The Medicalization of Marijuana

Legitimacy, Stigma, & the Patient Experience
Available now in hardback, paperback and electronic editions!
Interviews & Presentations


  • Marijuana for Medical Professionals, “Stigma and the Patient Experience,” Denver 10/2018

  • Americans for Safe Access Webinar “The Medicalization of Marijuana” 10/30/2018 – 60 min

  • San Diego Safe Access meeting 11/27/18




Book Mentions



Here’s an engaging story of a controversial plant and the people who rely on it. If you’ve ever finished a mystery novel and realized you’ve effortlessly learned history, pharmacology, sociology, psychology, and a warm appreciation for real characters, get ready to have a comparable experience. The authors depict the humanity of all their participants while weaving details of the data into a riveting narrative. Readers from diverse backgrounds can learn a lot from this text. Seasoned cannabis researchers are bound to appreciate the nuanced look at the lives of patients. Citizens new to the field will relish many surprises that will likely defy their stereotypes, and fellow patients will find the tales of their brothers and sisters extremely validating. In addition, the book is a superb series of lessons on the utility, challenges, and delights of qualitative research. Anyone interested in finding out more about any underground population and communicating the information in a compelling way now has a stellar example for how to do so.

Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D.

Author of Understanding Marijuana (Oxford University Press) and Professor, University at Albany, SUNY

Next Event

Here are some events where we will be speaking and signing books. Interested in inviting us to speak? Contact us here.

Book Talk @HIIMR
Oct 10, 2019, 5:30 PM
Humboldt State University

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