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Marijuana : a short history / John Hudak.

Author:
Hudak, John (John Joseph) [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2016]
Description:
1 online resource (xii, 217 pages)
Summary note:
a--Cannabis sativa Millions of Americans have used marijuana at some point in their lives, yet it remains a substance shrouded by myth, misinformation, and mystery. This book offers an up-to-date, cutting-edge look at how a plant with a tumultuous history has emerged from the shadows of counterculture and illegality. Today, marijuana has become a remarkable social, economic, and even political force, with a surprising range of advocates and opponents. Public policy toward marijuana, especially in the United States, is changing rapidly. Marijuana: A Short History provides a brief yet compelling narrative that discusses the social and cultural history of marijuana but also tells us how a once-vilified plant has been transformed into a serious, even mainstream, public policy issue. Focusing on politics, the media, government, and education, the book describes why public policy has changed, and what that change might mean for marijuana's future place in society.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Source of description:
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 04, 2016).
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
History.
ISBN:
  • 9780815729075 (electronic bk.)
  • 0815729073 (electronic bk.)
  • hardcover alkaline paper
LCCN:
2016043050
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