Marijuana in America: Cultural, Political, and Medical Controversies

by
James Hawdoneditor
Bryan Lee Millereditor
Matthew Costelloeditor
Marijuana in America: Cultural, Political, and Medical Controversies

20220329

ABC-CLIO

Pages 352
Topics Cannabis Sativa;Health and Physiological Effects of Marijuana Use;History of Marijuana;Marihuana Tax Act of 1937;Marijuana Dispensaries;Marijuana in Ancient Religions;Medical Marijuana;Portrayals of Marijuana in Popular Culture;State Laws Legalizing Recreational Use

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Marijuana in America: Cultural, Political, and Medical Controversies

Author(s): Hawdon, James; Miller, Bryan Lee; Costello, Matthew;
Contributors: Hawdon, James; Miller, Bryan Lee; Costello, Matthew;
Abstract: 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.Marijuana in America 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.Detailed, authoritative, and evenhanded coverage of all medical, legal, cultural, and economic aspects of legal and illegal marijuana in America.Information sources for further research included in each entry.Timeline of legal, cultural, and social events and trends concerning marijuana and its use in the United States.Contributions from several different fields giving the volume a multidisciplinary focus.
Editor(s): Hawdon, James; Miller, Bryan Lee; Costello, Matthew;
SortTitle: marijuana in america: cultural, political, and medical controversies
Keyword(s): Cannabis Sativa; Health and Physiological Effects of Marijuana Use; History of Marijuana; Marihuana Tax Act of 1937; Marijuana Dispensaries; Marijuana in Ancient Religions; Medical Marijuana; Portrayals of Marijuana in Popular Culture; State Laws Legalizing Recreational Use
Author Info:
James Hawdoneditor
Bryan Lee Millereditor
Matthew Costelloeditor
eISBN-13: 9781440869648
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440869631
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 352
Publication Date: 20220329