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By Isaac Campos

Historian Isaac Campos combines wide-ranging archival examine with the most recent scholarship at the social and cultural dimensions of drug-related habit during this telling of marijuana's outstanding heritage in Mexico. brought within the 16th century via the Spanish, hashish got here to Mexico as an business fiber and image of ecu empire. yet, Campos demonstrates, because it steadily unfold to indigenous pharmacopoeias, then prisons and squaddies' barracks, it took on either a Mexican name--marijuana--and id as a quintessentially "Mexican" drug. A century in the past, Mexicans believed that marijuana may possibly immediately set off insanity and violence in its clients, and the drug used to be outlawed national in 1920.

Home Grown therefore lines the deep roots of the antidrug ideology and prohibitionist regulations that anchor the drug-war violence that engulfs Mexico this day. Campos additionally counters the traditional narrative of contemporary drug wars, which casts international drug prohibition as a kind of casual American cultural colonization. in its place, he argues, Mexican rules have been the basis for notions of "reefer insanity" within the usa. This ebook is an vital consultant for someone who hopes to appreciate the deep and intricate origins of marijuana's arguable position in North American history.

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