The Photography Project Helping America Learn To Love Cannabis: ‘Medicine’ By Robyn Twomey

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While in Britain, the medicinal qualities of cannabis is still treated with scepticism by a society fond of imagining pallid teenage boys crouched behind wheelie bins sucking yellow smoke through a modified Vimto bottle, in America, acceptance of the drug’s benefits is growing.

In the shadow of the Obama/Romney battle for America’s soul, two pieces of legislation were quietly passed legalising marijuana in Washington and Colorado, pathing the way for all kinds of sufferers to treat their pain with the naturally occurring weed.

Rewind three years, and one photographer had already set out to challenge the kinds of misconceptions about cannabis and its users that typically impinge rational discussion about its uses.

 

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