Cannabis in Nebraska: Medicine, Agriculture & the Law
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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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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.
Explore these recent Nebraska Public Media stories that go in-depth on cannabis and hemp issues in Nebraska.
- As Efforts to Bring Medical Marijuana to Nebraska Begin Again, Advocates and Opponents Ready For More Debate (September 16, 2021)
- Community College in Nebraska Launches ‘Cannabis Studies’ Major (August 30, 2021)
- Delta-8 THC Latest Hemp Derivative Spurring Growing Market (August 3, 2021)
- Crete's Cannabis Testing Laboratories Becomes Nebraska's First ISO-Certified Cannabis Lab (July 15, 2020)
- For Many Hemp Farmers, the First Year Was as 'Bad as It Can Get' (January 27, 2020)
- Hemp and the Challenges on Farming’s Frontier (July 15, 2019)
- Medical Marijuana Pros and Cons Discussed (January 2, 2019)
- Final Farm Bill Shows Hemp’s In, Food-Aid Work Requirements Are Out (December 11, 2018)
- Cannabis Growers Look To Traditional Farmers For Lessons (March 21, 2016)
- Nebraska begins state-funded cannabis drug research for epileptics (June 30, 2015)
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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.
Special thanks to our community partners for this event: Dr. Kelly Dineen, Creighton University School of Law's Health Law Program; Dr. Andrea Holmes, Doane University's Cannabis Studies Department; Inclusive Communities; Dr. Concetta DiRusso, Kennebec Analytical Services; Dr. Allan Jenkins, Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska at Kearney Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics; Dr. Ally Dering-Anderson, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; and Dr. Ismail Dweikat, University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.