Cannabis: Global Histories


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James H. Mills; Lucas Richert

Eighteenth & Nineteenth Century
1/ Taming the Orient: France and the first global movement to medicalize Cannabis
David Guba Jr.

2/ Ganja and the Government of India: Cannabis, Excise, and Colonial Administration in the Late Nineteenth-century
Peter Hynd

3/ Ganja Madness: Cannabis, Insanity, and Indentured Labor in British Guiana and Trinidad, 1881-1912
Jamie Banks


4/ Dagga: How South Africa made a Dangerous Drug, 1902-1928
Thembisa Waetjen

5/ Squaring a Circle: Cannabis and the Dubious Legacy of the League of Nations
Haggai Ram

6/ A Historical Approach to the Criminalization of Marijuana Use in Mexico
Jose Domingo Schievenini

7/ Reefer Madness Past and Present: Dr. Leopoldo Salazar Viniegra, Mexico, and the United States
Isaac Campos


8/ Smugglers from the East and Travelers from the West: The Hash Trade and Drug Control in the Building of the Afghan State
James Bradford

9/ "Hashers Don't Read Das Kapital": East Germany, Socialist Prohibition, and Global Cannabis
Ned Richardson-Little

10/ Origins of cannabis prohibition in Nigeria and the Sixties
Gernot Klantschnig

11/ Cannabis, Counterculture, and Criminals: The rise of cannabis smuggling in the Netherlands
Stephen Snelders


12/ "We smoke flowers": On "Being High" in Postrevolutionary Iran
Maziyar Ghiabi

13/ PRIDE International and Drug War Diplomacy: The Parent Movement's Global Battle Against Marijuana
Emily Dufton

14/ Sub-Saharan Africa, Cannabis, and Contemporary Drug Policy
Neil Carrier

15 / Forces of necessity: The role of lay knowledge and advocacy in the re-medicalization of British cannabis, 1973-2004
Suzanne Taylor

About the Author

Lucas Richert is George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His many publications include Break on Through- Radical Psychiatry and the American Counterculture (MIT Press). James H. Mills is Professor of Modern History at the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) Glasgow, University of Strathclyde. His publications include Cannabis Nation- Control and Consumption in Britain, 1928-2008.

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