Cannabis in Nebraska: Medicine, Agriculture & the Law

Cannabis in Nebraska

Watch The Cannabis Question

The Cannabis Question on NOVA premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. CT on Nebraska Public Media. You can also watch on the PBS Video App or NOVA YouTube channel.

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Thank you for joining Nebraska Public Media and NOVA on Tuesday, Sept. 21 for an exploration of the science and data behind cannabis, featuring excerpts from the upcoming NOVA film, The Cannabis Question. Our experts discussed its medical and agricultural possibilities and the history of cannabis laws and why they have disproportionately impacted communities of color. The panelists were:

  • Sarah Holt, writer, producer, and director of The Cannabis Question
  • Yasmin Hurd, PhD, Ward-Coleman Chair of Translational Neuroscience and Director of the Addiction Institute, Mount Sinai
  • Kelly K. Dineen, JD, PhD, Associate Professor of Law & Director, Health Law Program, Creighton University
  • Andrea Holmes, BS, MS, PhD, Professor of Chemistry and Director of Cannabis Studies, Doane University
  • Dennis Kellogg, Nebraska Public Media News Director (moderator)

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The Cannabis Question on NOVA

As state-legalized cannabis spreads, NOVA investigates the latest scientific evidence for its potential benefits and risks, and how criminalization has disproportionately harmed communities of color.

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Cannabis in Nebraska: Medicine, Agriculture & the Law is presented by Nebraska Public Media and NOVA. Major funding for The Cannabis Question and the Science & Society Project is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and others.

Funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the NOVA Science Trust, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.