Ann Marie Awad

Ann Marie Awad was with CPR from 2017-2021 as a reporter, the host of the podcast "On Something" and a community audio producer.

Legal Weed As Reparations?

The war on drugs is still alive and well, and the people most often caught in the crossfire are black and brown. Now that weed is legal in many states, most of the people making money off weed are white. How can legalization benefit communities of color and repair harm caused by the war on drugs?

CBD: The Hype and the Reality

CBD is everywhere these days, but a decade ago it was largely unknown. Martin Lee, one of the founders of the California nonprofit Project CBD, helps us unpack how the CBD craze got started, what makes CBD promising and whether the hype is justified.