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Marijuana : a reference handbook

Newton, David E.

Santa Barbara, Calif. : Abc-Clio, Ã2013.

1 online resource (xvi, 330 pages) : illustrations.

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Examines the production, consumption, and regulation of the Cannabis plant; the plant's commercial, recreational, medicinal, and religious applications; and the various attempts to regulate the production and consumption of marijuana in the United States and other parts of the world. Additionally, it provides a detailed history of the role of marijuana in society, an even-handed presentation of the arguments for and against its legalization or decriminalization.


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Review by Library Journal.
Aimed at high school students needing research for papers or speeches that include the history of marijuana, laws aimed at it, and different views of legalization, this title offers perspectives, profiles, data, and documents and will also be useful to adults. It profiles 22 individuals and organizations involved with laws and the medical usage movement. Both sides are represented, but more of the material comes from the viewpoint that marijuana should be illegal. The accessible book provides clear narrative information, a chronology of the history and use of the drug, and an extensive resource section that includes books, articles, reports, and website addresses, each briefly annotated, which will aid the user in finding more quality content. The only illustrations are black-and-white photos at the beginning of each chapter.ÅWhile Contemporary Issues Companion: Marijuana covers similar material, it is not as complete and is aimed at junior high grades. Understand Marijuana: A New Look at the Scientific Evidence is targeted toward adults and doesn't have all the data and documents. VERDICT Any library that supports research for reports or that serves adults who need more information on the topic will need to add this title.-Ann West -LaPrise, Huron Sch. Dist., New Boston, MI (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Review by Booklist.
This book in the Contemporary World Issues series provides a comprehensive history of Cannabis sativa. The revised edition includes recent information regarding changes in U.S. state and federal laws regarding cannabis use, both recreational and medical. Background and History focuses on the science of the plant while also exploring its context in history across countries and cultures. Problems, Issues, and Solutions explores the primary dialogue of legality that has taken place across time. Perspectives evaluates much of the information through a pro/con lens. Profiles provides information on organizations and individuals that have been prominent in the age-old debates of the risks vs. benefits of Cannabis sativa. The additional sections of Data and Documents, Annotated Bibliography, and Chronology provide more context.--Pinkley, Janet Copyright 2017 Booklist

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