Addiction Audio: Reefer Madness with Wayne Hall

8 October 2020

Marijuana is the focus of episode 19 of Addiction Audio, the podcast from the journal Addiction.

In the podcast, Professor Wayne Hall from the UQ National Centre for Youth Substance Use Research, talks about the 1939 melodrama film Reefer Madness.

The podcast stems from the paper, Reefer Madness: an undeserved classic movie, authored by Professor Hall and colleague Sarah Yeates.

In the paper, they describe "the origins of the film, correct some common misconceptions about its role in the prohibition of marijuana in the US, and analyse some common contemporary misuses of the film’s title as a catch phrase to discredit evidence that some patterns of cannabis use can harm users".

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