Black Leaders Were Misled About Marijuana, Columbia Professor Says

On Sunday, Columbia University associate professor of psychology Carl Hart delivers  a major business conference keynote in San Francisco on spotting biased marijuana science. He’s also urging the crowd of largely white, affluent attendees at the International Cannabis Business Conference to diversify their new hires, and play a part in helping to correct centuries of racial inequality in America.

A Miami native, Hart grew up around drugs in the hood, and joining the US Air Force helped pay for his higher education. Hart obtained a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Wyoming, and did fellowship and post-graduate work at Columbia, Yale, and UCSF. He's also a father of three and Columbia University's first tenured African-American professor in the sciences. 

In 2014, Hart won the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award for his 2013 book High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery that Challenges Everything You Know About...

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