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Cannabis Britannica: Empire, Trade, and Prohibition 1800-1928

By: James H Mills

252 pages, B/w plates

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Sep 2003 | #151021 | ISBN: 0199249385
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The role of government in the regulation of cannabis is as hotly debated now as it was a century ago. In this lively study James Mills explores the historical background of cannabis legislation, arguing that the drive towards prohibition grew out of the politics of empire rather than scientific or rational assessment of the drug's use and effects.


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