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Cannabis : : the Illegalization of Weed in America

Brown, Box. Graphic Novel - 2019 Adult Book / Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction / General / Brown, Box, Adult Graphic Novel / Brown, Box None on shelf 5 requests on 4 copies Community Rating: 0 out of 5

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"During the Spanish conquests Cort├ęs introduced hemp farming as part of his violent colonial campaign. In secret, locals began cultivating the plant for consumption. It eventually made its way to the United States through the immigrant labor force where it was shared with black laborers. It doesn't take long for American lawmakers to decry cannabis as the vice of 'inferior races.' Enter an era of propaganda designed to feed a moral panic about the dangers of a plant that had been used by humanity for thousands of years. Cannabis was given a schedule I classification, which it shared with drugs like heroin. This opened the door for a so-called "war on drugs" that disproportionately targeted young black men, leaving hundreds of thousands in prison, many for minor infractions. With its roots in "reefer madness" and misleading studies into the effects of cannabis, America's complicated and racialized relationship with marijuana continues to this day."--Amazon

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PUBLISHED
New York : First Second Books, 2019.
Year Published: 2019
Description: 244 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm
Language: English
Format: Graphic Novel

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
1250154081
9781250154088

SUBJECTS
Marijuana -- Law and legislation -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Marijuana -- Government policy -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Drug legalization -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.