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Author Campos, Isaac.

Title Home grown : marijuana and the origins of Mexico's war on drugs / Isaac Campos
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 331 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cannabis and the psychoactive riddle -- Cannabis and the colonial milieu -- The discovery of marijuana in Mexico -- The place of marijuana in Mexico, 1846-1920 -- Explaining the missing counterdiscourse I: the science of drugs and madness -- Explaining the missing counterdiscourse II: people, environments, and degeneration -- Did marijuana really cause "madness" and violence in Mexico? -- National legislation and the birth of Mexico's war on drugs -- Postscript: Mexican ideas move North
Summary Historian Isaac Campos combines wide-ranging archival research with the latest scholarship on the social and cultural dimensions of drug-related behavior in this telling of marijuana's remarkable history in Mexico. Introduced in the sixteenth century by the Spanish, cannabis came to Mexico as an industrial fiber and symbol of European empire. But, Campos demonstrates, as it gradually spread to indigenous pharmacopoeias, then prisons and soldiers' barracks, it took on both a Mexican name--marijuana--and identity as a quintessentially "Mexican" drug. A century ago, Mexicans believed that marijua
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Marijuana -- Mexico.
Drug traffic -- Mexico.
Drug control -- Mexico.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780807882689 (electronic bk.)
0807882682 (electronic bk.)
9781469601809 (electronic bk.)
146960180X electronic bk