From criminalizing to decriminalizing marijuana: the politics of social control

"This book juxtaposes the history of anti-marijuana legislation in America with its growing use and social acceptance. It tracks the evolution of cultural and political factors that fuel the current diffusion of cannabis decriminalization"--

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Main Author: Anguelov, Nikolay
Contributors: McCarthy, Michael H. (VerfasserIn)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Lanham Boulder New York London Lexington Books [2018]
Online Access: Table of Contents
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Summary:"This book juxtaposes the history of anti-marijuana legislation in America with its growing use and social acceptance. It tracks the evolution of cultural and political factors that fuel the current diffusion of cannabis decriminalization"--
Criminalizing marijuana: the diffusion of anti-marijuana laws from the southern border to the Federal Government / Nikolay Anguelov and Michael P. McCarthy -- Counter culture and drug use: civil rights, political activism and the proliferation of marijuana consumption -- Fighting counter culture and building conservative political clout: marijuana as the "gateway" scapegoat -- The escalating costs of fighting the war on drugs from the 1990s to today: markets, governments, and drug barons -- The addiction question: is marijuana addictive or not? -- Decriminalization: the beginning of new political entrepreneurship -- Policy diffusion in action: actors and factors that fuel marijuana reform / Nikolay Anguelov and Michael P. McCarthy -- Who is for what? a data analysis of expected benefits from cannabis reform -- The future: expected benefits, born costs and unintended consequences
Physical Description:ix, 165 Seiten
ISBN:9781498566223