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What is this Drug?'

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Material Information

Title: What is this Drug?' The Past, Present & Future of American Marijuana Policy
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Hickey, Patrick
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2003
Publication Date: 2003

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Drug Policy
Marijuana
Public Policy
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Cannabis Sativa, commonly known as 'marijuana,' has been used by humans for thousands of years. Prior to the 20th century the majority of the American population had no knowledge that marijuana even existed. The 'reefer madness' scare of the 1930's brought marijuana to the public's attention with exaggerated horror stories of marijuana abuse by ethnic minorities. From this time on, American marijuana policy has been based primarily upon misinformation and scare tactics. This study investigates the current state of American marijuana prohibition, and describes the policy network that surrounds Amencan marijuana policy. The rhetoric that political actors use to discuss marijuana prohibition is analyzed through a framework that takes into account the historical patterns of American reactions to a number of psychoactive drugs. Both obstacles to and opportunities for marijuana law reform are explored in detail. The study concludes with a number of specific recommendations that attempt to improve American marijuana policy by minimizing marijuana abuse.
Statement of Responsibility: by Patrick Hickey
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2003
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Lewis, Eugene

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2003 H6
System ID: NCFE003233:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003233/00001

Material Information

Title: What is this Drug?' The Past, Present & Future of American Marijuana Policy
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Hickey, Patrick
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2003
Publication Date: 2003

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Drug Policy
Marijuana
Public Policy
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Cannabis Sativa, commonly known as 'marijuana,' has been used by humans for thousands of years. Prior to the 20th century the majority of the American population had no knowledge that marijuana even existed. The 'reefer madness' scare of the 1930's brought marijuana to the public's attention with exaggerated horror stories of marijuana abuse by ethnic minorities. From this time on, American marijuana policy has been based primarily upon misinformation and scare tactics. This study investigates the current state of American marijuana prohibition, and describes the policy network that surrounds Amencan marijuana policy. The rhetoric that political actors use to discuss marijuana prohibition is analyzed through a framework that takes into account the historical patterns of American reactions to a number of psychoactive drugs. Both obstacles to and opportunities for marijuana law reform are explored in detail. The study concludes with a number of specific recommendations that attempt to improve American marijuana policy by minimizing marijuana abuse.
Statement of Responsibility: by Patrick Hickey
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2003
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Lewis, Eugene

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2003 H6
System ID: NCFE003233:00001

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