Could the Supreme Court’s Forfeiture Ruling Help End the Drug Wars?

Originally posted on Points: The Blog of the Alcohol & Drugs History Society:
Did the Supreme Court unanimously de-escalate the drug wars last month? The optimist in me says “yes,” and the historian in me agrees. In Timbs v. Indiana, the Court ruled that the state could not seize and forfeit the plaintiff’s Land Rover…

American Institute for the History of Pharmacy

Join the AIHP today! The American Institute for the History of Pharmacy was established at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1941. And the mission of the Institute is to ‘advance knowledge and understanding of the history of pharmacy and medicines.’ You can visit the AIHP website here: https://aihp.org/ In January, I took on the role … More American Institute for the History of Pharmacy

Gender and Critical Drug Studies: The Gendered Origins of Privatized Prison Drug Treatment

Originally posted on Points: The Blog of the Alcohol & Drugs History Society:
Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Dr. Jill McCorkel, associate professor of sociology ad criminology at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. In it, she explores the origins of how drug treatment and rehabilitation programs entered private prisons for women. Her full article appears in…

From Calcutta in 1890 to Canada Today: Exercises in Cannabis Legalization

Originally posted on Points: The Blog of the Alcohol & Drugs History Society:
Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Peter Hynd, a PhD candidate in history at McGill University in Quebec, based on the paper he presented at the Cannabis: Global Histories conference held at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, on April 19-20, 2018. In…