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Legalizing Marijuana: Drug Policy Reform and Prohibition Politics
     

Legalizing Marijuana: Drug Policy Reform and Prohibition Politics

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by Rudolph J. Gerber
 

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:
9780313085420
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
333 KB

Meet the Author

RUDOLPH J. GERBER is a retired appellate judge who served on the Arizona Court of Appeals until 2001. Currently a praciticing attorney in Phoenix, he is also on the faculty of the School of Justice Studies at Arizona State University.

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