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Originally Published on February 16, 2022
Even though Christine De La Rosa lived in California, the first US state to legalize medical cannabis, it never occurred to her to use the substance to treat her illnesses. She couldnâ€™t shake the cultural stigma she had internalized around Mexican people like her who used cannabis.
â€œWhen I left for college, my mother said, â€˜You know, don’t smoke marijuana or they’re going to think you’re a lazy Mexican,â€™â€ De La Rosa told Global Citizen.