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Marijuana: A Reference Handbook

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Marijuana: A Reference Handbook examines the production, consumption, and regulation of the Cannabis plant; the plant's commercial, recreational, medicinal, and religious applications; and the various attempts to regulate the production and consumption of marijuana in the United States and other parts of the world. Additionally, it provides a detailed history of the role of marijuana in society, an even-handed presentation of the arguments for and against its legalization or decriminalization, and a comprehensive...

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Overview

Marijuana: A Reference Handbook examines the production, consumption, and regulation of the Cannabis plant; the plant's commercial, recreational, medicinal, and religious applications; and the various attempts to regulate the production and consumption of marijuana in the United States and other parts of the world. Additionally, it provides a detailed history of the role of marijuana in society, an even-handed presentation of the arguments for and against its legalization or decriminalization, and a comprehensive list of print and electronic resources that can be used for further research on the topic.

As contention over the use of marijuana for recreational and medical purposes continues to be at the forefront of public policy debates and more U.S. states consider ballots to allow the production and consumption of marijuana under various conditions, this book will provide students and general readers with invaluable context to understand the underlying issues associated with recent efforts to change marijuana's legal status.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This handy reference work will be most useful in school and undergraduate libraries where students will be seeking information on marijuana and the controversy surrounding the legalizing of the substance."

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ARBA

"Any library that supports research for reports or that serves adults who need more information on the topic will need to add this title."

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Library Journal

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Aimed at high school students needing research for papers or speeches that include the history of marijuana, laws aimed at it, and different views of legalization, this title offers perspectives, profiles, data, and documents and will also be useful to adults. It profiles 22 individuals and organizations involved with laws and the medical usage movement. Both sides are represented, but more of the material comes from the viewpoint that marijuana should be illegal. The accessible book provides clear narrative information, a chronology of the history and use of the drug, and an extensive resource section that includes books, articles, reports, and website addresses, each briefly annotated, which will aid the user in finding more quality content. The only illustrations are black-and-white photos at the beginning of each chapter. While Contemporary Issues Companion: Marijuana covers similar material, it is not as complete and is aimed at junior high grades. Understand Marijuana: A New Look at the Scientific Evidence is targeted toward adults and doesn't have all the data and documents. VERDICT Any library that supports research for reports or that serves adults who need more information on the topic will need to add this title.—Ann West LaPrise, Huron Sch. Dist., New Boston, MI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610691499
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2013
  • Series: Contemporary World Issues Series
  • Pages: 330
  • Sales rank: 1,025,804
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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