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SoulSpeak Podcast Episode 1 – What is SoulSpeak?
Welcome to SoulSpeak Podcast Episode 1 – What is SoulSpeak. We introduce who we are, what we do, and the mission of SoulSpeak in this episode. As a result, we dive into the following topics:
- An exploration of personal stories on marijuana, racial justice, and inequality
- Review the power of culture and lifestyle medicine
- Outline what the future of lifestyle medicine looks like and how we get there with voices like yours
- We explore the history of the war on drugs and why marijuana became illegal in the first place
- And more….sit back, kick your shoes off, and enjoy
Interesting Content Related to this Podcast
Between 2001 and 2010, there were more than 8 million marijuana arrests and over 88% of them were possession charges. Moreover, 52% of the “war on drugs” arrests were for marijuana alone.
In 2010, marijuana arrests occurred every 37 seconds. Moreover, on average a black person was 3.73 times more likely to be arrested for possession than a white person.
Amazingly, usage rates between both races were nearly identical. Interestingly, for populations of 30,000 or more with 2% of those being black, black citizens had a higher arrest rate compared to their white counterparts. (The War on Marijuana in Black and White ACLU, 2013).
Your calls to action
In conclusion, ordinary people like you must push for legalization. Above all, wrongful convictions, mostly to those of color, need to stop.
At SoulSpeak, we do not post our opinions blindly. Because we back our opinions with peer review and research, you can rely on details to be accurate.
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The War on Marijuana in Black and White. (2013, June). Retrieved June 10, 2020, from https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/field_document/1114413-mj-report-rfs-rel1.pdf
SoulSpeak Podcast Episode 1 released on June 16, 2020