Hemp & Law


LECTURE: Cannabis politics in the course of time

In this presentation you will get a short overview over the history of cannabis between the priorities of early medical applications, constituting criminalization of cannabis in the middle of the 20th-century and actual developments of the drug policy.

He particularly elaborates on the „UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs“ of 1961, which determines the legal regulation of the use of cannabis in most US states and declares under which preconditions the ingredients of cannabis may be used as medicaments.

Dr. habil. Lutz Musner lives and works in Vienna as a historian with focus on Viennese town history. Recently he is interested in the history of drug policy in the USA and Europe.