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The Resource Grass roots : the rise and fall and rise of marijuana in America, Emily Dufton

Grass roots : the rise and fall and rise of marijuana in America, Emily Dufton

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Grass roots : the rise and fall and rise of marijuana in America
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Grass roots
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the rise and fall and rise of marijuana in America
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Emily Dufton
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  • A chronicle of marijuana's journey toward and away from legalization examines how grassroots activists from the 1970s nearly secured its decriminalization before conservative parents and the Reagan administration transformed cannabis into a focus for the war on drugs
  • "In the last five years, eight states have legalized recreational marijuana. To many, continued victories seem certain. But pot was on a similar trajectory forty years ago, only to encounter a fierce backlash. In Grass Roots, historian Emily Dufton tells the remarkable story of marijuana's crooked path from acceptance to demonization and back again--and of the earnest hippies, frightened parents, suffering patients, and thousands of other ordinary Americans who made changing marijuana laws their life's work. During the 1970s, pro-pot activists with roots in the counterculture secured the drug's decriminalization in a dozen states. The movement forged close ties with Jimmy Carter's White House, and a sprawling world of paraphernalia makers and head shops catered to smokers. Before long, however, concerned suburban parents began to mobilize, arguing that children's safety ought to take precedence over adults' right to smoke pot. In the 1980s, they found a champion in First Lady Nancy Reagan, transforming pot into a national scourge under the slogan 'Just Say No' and helping to pave the way for an aggressive war on drugs. The tide began to turn again in the 1990s, as chastened marijuana advocates retooled their message, promoted pot as a medical necessity during the AIDS crisis, and eventually declared legalization a matter of racial justice. Through new research and interviews, Grass Roots offers an engrossing account of marijuana's colorful history and its rich lessons for today's debate. Over the past five decades the drug's evolving and contradictory meanings have mobilized thousands of Americans to fight for and against marijuana rights. While legalization advocates have the upper hand today, Dufton shows how a new counterrevolution could swiftly unfold."--Dust jacket flap
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Title
Grass roots
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A chronicle of marijuana's journey toward and away from legalization examines how grassroots activists from the 1970s nearly secured its decriminalization before conservative parents and the Reagan administration transformed cannabis into a focus for the War on Drugs
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362.2
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index present
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HV5822.M3
LC item number
D874 2017
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non fiction
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Emiliy Dufton
Grass roots : the rise and fall and rise of marijuana in America, Emily Dufton
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Grass roots : the rise and fall and rise of marijuana in America, Emily Dufton
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-293) and index
Contents
A higher calling -- "Forward, all smokers!" -- It's NORML to smoke pot -- Marijuana: a signal of misunderstanding -- "You won't have to be paranoid anymore!" -- "I'm like a bottle maker during prohibition" -- Atlanta, 1976 -- The downfall of Peter Bourne -- The coming parent revolution -- "The most potent force there is" -- The truth behind Just Say No -- Crack update -- "The Florence Nightingale of medical marijuana" -- A social justice issue -- Lessons learned
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25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780465096169
Lccn
2017956164
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(OCoLC)982093585

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