Biruté Galdikas is a famous primatologist that you’ve probably never heard of - The Nature of Things: Science, Wildlife and Technology

With the mention of primates and those who have dedicated their lives to the study of them, people often think of Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall. But neither of these women can be credited with operating the longest continuous study by one principal investigator of any wild mammal in the world. That honour goes to Biruté Galdikas, a Canadian scientist, conservationist and educator who is surprisingly less known than her fellow Trimates, Goodall and Fossey.

Reefer Madness: Governing Marijuana Use

The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between moral regulation and marijuana regulation, and how this has been a historically ineffective form of policy making. I will first develop a conception of moral regulation as it pertains to drug regulation. I will then address the history of marijuana criminalization, including both the Canadian and American context, as well as a look at the relationship between racism and marijuana criminalization. I will try to show that moral regulation has been a historical failure and continues to be ineffective in achieving any societal changes with regards to marijuana use. I will address a handful of misconceptions and societal harms created by the continued use of moral regulation as a way to inform policy decisions surrounding marijuana and other illicit substances