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Marijuana in America, cultural, political, and medical controversies, James Hawdon, Bryan Lee Miller, and Matthew Costello, editors

<b>This A-Z encyclopedia provides a broad and evenhanded overview of America's complex relationship with marijuana, examining political, recreational, cultural, medical, and economic aspects of marijuana use both historically and in the present day.</b> <i>Marijuana in America</i> is an accessible and comprehensive exploration of the many changes in medical, legal, and cultural issues surrounding cannabis in the United States. This multidisciplinary volume features contributions from several different fields to explain all facets of marijuana, including its chemical composition, evolving depictions in popular culture, and historical, legal, and social settings in which marijuana use occurs. A mix of coverage provides readers with a full and accurate understanding of the spectrum of issues and controversies swirling around marijuana today, including: the changing legal landscape pertaining to the sale, possession, and use of marijuana, both at the state and federal levels; the factual basis for arguments for and against so-called "medical marijuana"; claims that marijuana is a gateway drug to harder drugs; changing cultural attitudes about marijuana and "potheads"; economic arguments for and against marijuana legalization; and the impact of marijuana on families, communities, the economy, and the criminal justice system
Table Of Contents
Introduction Chronology <b>Entries</b> Africa Age Alaska American Presidents Ancient Religions Anslinger, Harry (1892-1975) Anti-Drug Abuse Acts of 1986 and 1988 Anti-Marijuana Campaigns in Popular Press Anxiety Beat Generation Writers Beatles, The <i>Big Lebowski, The</i> Biosocial Theories Blunts Bongs and Water Pipes Bush (George H.W.) Administration "War on Drugs" Bush (George W.) Administration "War on Drugs" Butane Hash Oil California Cannabichromene (CBC) Cannabidiol (CBD) Cannabis Drinks <i>Cannabis indica</i> Cannabis Oils <i>Cannabis sativa</i> Casual Users, Health Effects CBD Wellness Beverages Central Asia Cheech and Chong China and Southeast Asia Chronic Pain Clinton, Bill (1946-) Coffeeshops Colonial America Colorado Compassionate Use Act (1996) Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act (1970) <i>Conant v. McCaffrey</i> Confidential Informants Conflict and Labeling Theories Control Theories Cultural Identity Theories Cypress Hill Dabbing <i>Dazed and Confused</i> Decriminalization Dependence Dependence, History of Dependence, Prevalence of Differential Association Theory/Social Learning Theory Dispensaries "Drug Abuse Message to Congress" (President Carter, 1977) Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Drug Cartels Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) Ecological Impacts Edibles Europe Family Life "420" Gaming Garcia, Jerry (1942-1995) Gateway Drug Hypothesis Gender <i>Gonzalez v. Raich</i> (2005) Gravity Bongs Hashish Head Shops Hemp <i>High Times</i> Hippies "Howl" Hydroponics Impaired Driving Incarceration for Marijuana Offenses Incarceration Rates Incarceration, Use during India and South Asia Joints Latin America Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP) Law Enforcement Efforts, Marijuana Control Law Enforcement Resources Marihuana Tax Act (1937) Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019 (MORE Act of 2019) Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) Marley, Bob (1945-1981) <i>Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party</i> Maternal Reproductive Health 190 Medical Marijuana and the Law Medical Uses Mental Health Mental Illness Middle East Military Use Monkees, The Moral Panics National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) Nelson, Willie (1933-) Neurological Effects Nixon Administration "War on Drugs" Obama, Barack (1961-) Office of National Drug Control Policy Online Marijuana Markets Operation Intercept Petty, Tom (1950-2017) Pricing Race Racial Inequalities in Sentencing Rastafarianism Reagan Administration "War on Drugs" Recreational Marijuana Laws <i>Reefer Madness</i> Religion <i>Saturday Night Live</i> Sexual Functioning Sexual Orientation Single-Use Devices Sinsemella Snoop Dogg (1971-) Social Bonding Theory/Social Control Theory Sports Stoner Films Strain Theories Street Crime Subcultural and Learning Theories Synthetic Cannabinoids Taxation Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) <i>That '70s Show</i> Theories of Use Trafficking Trump, Donald (1946-) Vaporizers Vermont Washington D.C. Washington State Weed and Seed Programs <i>Weeds</i> Woodstock About the Editors and Contributors Index
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non fiction
1st ed.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 326 pages), illustrations
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