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Cannabis : the illegalization of weed in America

Author
Brown, Box, author, artist.
Title
Cannabis : the illegalization of weed in America / Box Brown.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Published
New York : First Second, 2019.
Description
244 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary
"During the Spanish conquests Cortés 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.
Subject headings
Marijuana--Law and legislation--Comic books, strips, etc.
Marijuana--Government policy--United States--Comic books, strips, etc.
Drug legalization--United States--Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre heading
Nonfiction comics.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.
Nonfiction comics.
ISBN
9781250154088 (hardcover)
1250154081 (hardcover)

Holdings

Library
Columbus - University Library of Columbus
Call Number
HV5822.M3 B74 2019
Location
Stacks
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