Cannabis Culture: A Journey through Disputed Territory

Cannabis Culture: A Journey through Disputed Territory

by Patrick Matthews


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Cannabis Culture: A Journey through Disputed Territory by Patrick Matthews

One of the biggest changes of recent years has been the new respectability of cannabis. In most countries it remains a serious offence to deal in this mind-altering plant, but its use has now been effectively decriminalized in Britain, and many younger people see it as no more controversial than alcohol or coffee. Patrick Matthews, an award-winning wine writer, takes a multilayered look at a debate whose terms have changed in favour of greater tolerance. He meets scientists, connoisseurs, criminals and cultivators on a journey that takes him through 3,000 years of history and from Morocco's Rif mountains and Amsterdam's Cannabis Cup to New Scotland Yard and Westminster's corridors of power. This updated edition reflects the new realities of modern cannabis culture -- now more relevant than ever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780747566144
Publisher: Bloomsbury UK
Publication date: 04/28/2004
Edition description: REV
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2003 Editionix
1Wine of Haydar1
4The Hard Science62
5Arouser of Thought79
6Objects Tilt to the Left99
7The Religion of Hemp115
8Strains and Stresses130
9Cup Fever155
10Pot of Gold172
12Luck of the Draw202
Afterword: A Potted Sequel223
AppendixFurther reading and web-sites255
Notes and References261

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