Colorado has seen a population boom reminiscent of the state’s first few years of settlement. But rather than staking mining claims, author Tracy Ferrell says these new pioneers are on the frontier of marijuana as treatment for various conditions. She tells the stories of many of these migrants in her new book Migrating for Medical Marijuana: Pioneers in a New Frontier of Treatment.
The book contains accounts from doctors and patients — self-proclaimed “refugees” seeking treatment unavailable elsewhere — who are at the forefront of medical marijuana practice. Tracy Ferrell is on the faculty of the program for writing and rhetoric at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Her research and teaching has focused on Latin American literature and culture as well as Mexico/US border issues and drug policy.
Tracy Ferrell will speak about Migrating for Medical Marijuana at the Boulder Bookstore on Tuesday January 28 at 7.30pm.