Legalizing Marijuana

Legalizing Marijuana

by Rudolph Gerber, John Sperling
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275974480

ISBN-13: 9780275974480

Pub. Date: 06/30/2004

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This book is a frontal assault on the federal government's almost century-long campaign against marijuana in all its forms—cultivation, growing, selling, and recreational and medicinal use. Beginning with the anti-pot campaign of the first unofficial drug czar, Harry Anslinger, in the 1930s and continuing wiht only minor differences in emphasis through the

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This book is a frontal assault on the federal government's almost century-long campaign against marijuana in all its forms—cultivation, growing, selling, and recreational and medicinal use. Beginning with the anti-pot campaign of the first unofficial drug czar, Harry Anslinger, in the 1930s and continuing wiht only minor differences in emphasis through the recent Reagan, Clinton, and two Bush administrations, federal efforts to stamp out every form of marijuana use involve ignoring the independent reports of numerous federal commissions; supporting provably false claims about marijuana's effects; acquiescing to conservative law enforcement and religious groups' condemnatory agendas; generating a climate of fear in the electorate in order to cultivate messianic images for politicians; and ultimately governing in a way that does a disservice to all involved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275974480
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2004
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by John Sperling

Introduction

History of Demonizing Drugs

Presidential Pot Policies

Enforcement Checkerboard

Health Effects

Seeds of the Medical Movement

The People's Counterattack

The Medical Legal Conflict

Conclusion

Bibliography

Index

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