Conference: “Cannabis: Global Histories”

19-20 April 2018
Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) Glasgow

University of Strathclyde

Governments in places as diverse as Uruguay, Portugal and the USA have made significant alterations to cannabis policies over the last decade, and others such as Canada have committed to change in the next few years.  Ninety years after the UK imposed its own 1928 Coca Leaves and Indian Hemp Regulations, the CSHHH Glasgow gathers historians and invites others to the University of Strathclyde to address a range of historical questions about the origins of attitudes towards, policies on and markets for cannabis substances.  After all, by understanding how countries have come to the laws and control mechanisms that they currently deploy, and the reasons that consumers and suppliers have often proven to be so resistant to them, contemporary positions and future directions can be clearer, better-informed and free of the prejudices of the past.

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The Alcohol and Drugs History Society (ADHS) is proudly supporting a travel fund for registered PGs in the UK to attend Cannabis: Global Histories at Strathclyde University (April 19-20). The fund will be dedicated to bringing non-presenting candidates into the conversation. Applicants should provide a maximum 250-word statement reflecting an interdisciplinary interest in drugs and alcohol scholarship, with reference to publications or a dissertation topic. Applicants should also provide a 2-page CV. The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Monday, 2 April 2018.  Those selected will be encouraged to purchase a membership in ADHS, offer a conference summary for Points (the blog of ADHS), and seek out matching funds from the home department. To get in touch, send a message to the contacts below.

For more information, please contact:

Caroline Marley: or
Lucas Richert: