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The Resource Cannabis nation : control and consumption in Britain, 1928-2008, James H. Mills

Cannabis nation : control and consumption in Britain, 1928-2008, James H. Mills

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Cannabis nation : control and consumption in Britain, 1928-2008
Title
Cannabis nation
Title remainder
control and consumption in Britain, 1928-2008
Statement of responsibility
James H. Mills
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cannabis has never been a more controversial substance in Britain. Over the last decade it has been reclassified twice, has been the subject of a range of official investigations and scientific studies, and has provoked media campaigns and all manner of political gesturing. Cannabis Nation seeks to understand this period by placing it back into the historical context of the long-term story of cannabis and the British. It takes up where its predecessor, Cannabis Britannica: Empire, Trade, and Prohibition, 1800-1928 (2003) left off. James Mills traces the story back into the last days of the Empire, when Britain controlled cannabis-consuming societies in Asia and Africa even while there was little taste for the drug back home. He shows that cannabis was caught up in control regimes established to deal with opium and cocaine consumption, while it fell out of favour as a medicine. As such, when migration after the Second World War brought the Empire's cannabis-consumers to the UK, they faced hostile attitudes towards their favourite intoxicant. From that time on a growing number of groups and agencies took an interest in cannabis. Ambitious bureaucrats in the Home Office saw in it an opportunity to draw resources in to the Drugs Branch, while the police began to use laws related to it for a number of other purposes. Experts ranging from pharmacologists to sociologists formed committees on the subject, and its association with colonial migrants lent it an exotic aura to the politically-minded of the 1960s counter-culture and the working-class youth of Britain's inner cities. Since the 1970s governments were content to devolve responsibility to the police for working out the best legal approach to the substance, and efforts to wrestle this back from them proved difficult a decade ago. Cannabis Nation considers all of these trends, details the often eccentric characters that have shaped them, and concludes that current positions and arguments on cannabis can only be properly assessed if their historical origins are clearly understood."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mills, James H.
Dewey number
362.29509410904
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5822.C3
LC item number
M55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cannabis
  • Cannabis
  • Cannabis
  • Cannabis
  • Cannabis
  • Cannabis
  • Cannabis
  • Marijuana Abuse
  • Marijuana Smoking
  • Phytotherapy
  • Social Control Policies
  • Medical Marijuana
  • United Kingdom
Label
Cannabis nation : control and consumption in Britain, 1928-2008, James H. Mills
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [272]-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. "Frost is the only thing which kills it": Lascars, the drugs branch, and doctors, c. 1928-c. 1945 -- 3. "Egypt was taking strong action against the traffic in hashish": "loco-weed", the League of Nations, and the British Empire, c. 1928-c. 1945 -- 4. "The prevalence of hashish smoking among the coloured men": migration, communism, and crime, 1945-1962 -- 5. "Considered to be without medical justification": science, medicine, and committees, 1945-1961 -- 6. "Cannabis was spreading to white people": new consumers, new controls, 1962-1971 -- 7. "The British compromise": devolved power and the domestic consumer, 1971-1997 -- 8. "I have decided to reclassify cannabis, subject to parliamentary approval": legislators, law-enforcers, campaigns, and classification, 1997-2008 -- 9. Conclusion
Control code
801588243
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 292 pages
Isbn
9780199283422
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)801588243
Label
Cannabis nation : control and consumption in Britain, 1928-2008, James H. Mills
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [272]-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. "Frost is the only thing which kills it": Lascars, the drugs branch, and doctors, c. 1928-c. 1945 -- 3. "Egypt was taking strong action against the traffic in hashish": "loco-weed", the League of Nations, and the British Empire, c. 1928-c. 1945 -- 4. "The prevalence of hashish smoking among the coloured men": migration, communism, and crime, 1945-1962 -- 5. "Considered to be without medical justification": science, medicine, and committees, 1945-1961 -- 6. "Cannabis was spreading to white people": new consumers, new controls, 1962-1971 -- 7. "The British compromise": devolved power and the domestic consumer, 1971-1997 -- 8. "I have decided to reclassify cannabis, subject to parliamentary approval": legislators, law-enforcers, campaigns, and classification, 1997-2008 -- 9. Conclusion
Control code
801588243
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 292 pages
Isbn
9780199283422
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)801588243

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