The latest discussion from the Qualitative Methods Journal Club is now available online, focusing on an autoethnography of ‘medical cannabis’ use.

For their sixth (and final) contribution to the Qualitative Methods Journal Club, faculty and doctoral students from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health chose an article from Penumbra (an interdisciplinary journal of critical and creative inquiry) about one person’s transition from hiding her cannabis use to openly using cannabis for medical reasons.

The group was struck by the extent of the stigma that the author experienced and internalised, and they discussed “how the use of cannabis, a controlled substance, intersected with the author’s multiple social roles of being a woman, mother, grandmother, and wife” to elicit social disapproval, and to compromise her parental rights.

Read the full discussion here, and see the collection of QMJC meetings here.

Original article: One woman’s journey as a medical cannabis patient. By Regina Nelson. Published in Penumbra (2015).

by Natalie Davies

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