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Cartoonist Box Brown on drawing the history of cannabis

The New York Times best-selling cartoonist talks to Tom Power about his new comic book, which details the history of cannabis and the controversy surrounding it.
An illustrated self-portrait of Box Brown and the cover art for his new comic book, Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America. (Box Brown)
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Cannabis is a hot topic right now, but conversations about how people use it, how it's controlled and who should have access to it can be tricky to navigate. Cartoonist Box Brown isn't afraid to jump into these issues. 

The award-winning New York Times best-selling cartoonist has just released a new comic book called Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America. It's an in-depth exploration of the history of cannabis and the controversy surrounding it.

An excerpt from Box Brown's Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America. (Box Brown)

Brown joined q's Tom Power to tell us how a comic book can be the perfect medium to talk about cannabis and why the topic is something that hits close to home for him.

— Produced by Cora Nijhawan

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