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Marijuana Rescheduling Consequences: Potency, Policy, and Public Health with Jaime Zerbe

May 21, 2024

How has marijuana changed since the days when Paul McCartney composed 'Got to Get You into My Life' in 1969?

In this episode, we take a deep dive into the history and trends of marijuana with Jaime Zerbe, Chief of Staff at Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM). SAM is made up of an alliance of organizations and individuals dedicated to a health-first approach to marijuana policy. Jaime shares her perspective on marijuana consumption based on science. 

Join us as we discuss: 

  • How marijuana is often marketed
  • The cultural shift toward normalizing marijuana use
  • The analysis of marijuana legalization



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Views expressed in this material are opinions of the host and the guest, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Rigaku Analytical Devices.

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Michael W. Brown is the global director of counter-narcotics technology at Rigaku Analytical Devices. He has a distinguished career spanning more than 32 years as a Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Most recently he was the DEA Headquarters staff coordinator for the Office of Foreign Operations for the Middle East-Europe-Afghanistan-India. Prior to that he served as the country attaché in India and Myanmar providing foreign advisory support for counter narcotic enforcement. He also spent 10 years in Pakistan as a special advisor to the US Embassy on various law enforcement issues. Michael is a graduate of the United States Ranger Training Battalion and has a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Technology and Management from the University of Eastern Michigan.

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