Marijuana

Paperback | September 17, 2009

EditorErich GoodeIntroduction byErich Goode

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Marijuana seeks to bring to the reader the whole configuration of this problem, which, like the Sexual Revolution and the New Politics, was at the heart of the alienation felt by many young people during the second half of the 1960s and the fears of social breakdown voiced by many of their elders.

The book, first published in 1969, describes the history of marijuana use, how the drug was distributed in this country, the extent and patterns of its use by students and other groups, its possible connection with crime and drug addiction, and the widely differing arguments of its foes and supporters. It is replete with first-hand accounts by people who smoked and sold marijuana, as well as by those who studied the phenomenon from socio logical, psychiatric, legal, educational, and other viewpoints.

Much of the work published on marijuana has dealt with its chemical, medical, pharmacological, and agricultural aspects. While these approaches are necessarily touched upon here, the focus of this still timely volume is sociological; it is the only anthology from the period to concentrate on this aspect, to present articles topically, and to deal with all points of view. The new introduction by the editor reviews contemporary uses of marijuana and discusses how attitudes about it have changes. Marijuana is a fascinating and informative book for everyone, and it is a particularly valuable addition to courses in introductory sociology, social problems, social deviance, disorganization, social pathology, and criminology.

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Marijuana seeks to bring to the reader the whole configuration of this problem, which, like the Sexual Revolution and the New Politics, was at the heart of the alienation felt by many young people during the second half of the 1960s and the fears of social breakdown voiced by many of their elders.The book, first published in 1969, desc...

Erich Goode is professor emeritus of sociology at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. He is the author of numerous books including Deviant Behavior (now in its eighth edition), Drugs in American Society, and Out of Control: Accessing the General Theory of Crime. Erich Goode is professor emeritus of sociology at the State ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:223 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:September 17, 2009Publisher:Aldine TransactionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0202363430

ISBN - 13:9780202363431

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Preface
Introduction: ERICH GOODE
I. The Question of Motivation
The Psychology of the Marijuana Smoker: DAVID P. AUSUBEL
Dependence on Cannabis: AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Marijuana Use and the Social Context: HOWARDS. BECKER
II. Physiological Effects of Manjuana
The Medical View: JEROME H. JAFFEE
The Smoker's View: ANONYMOUS
The Policeman's View: HARRY J. ANSLINGER and WILLIAM F. TOMPKINS
III. The Connection Between Marijuana and Heroin
Living Death: BUREAU OF NARCOTICS
The Missing Link: EARLE ALBERT ROWELL and ROBERT ROWELL
Marijuana Smoking as a Precursor of Opiate Addiction in the United States: JOHN c. BALL and CARL D. CHAMBERS
Attitudes Toward Addiction: HERBERT BLUMER
IV. The Dealer: Buying and Selling Marijuana
The Pusher: EARLE ALBERT ROWELL and ROBERT ROWELL
On Selling Marijuana: ANONYMOUS
Green Grows the Grass on the Lower East Side: DON MCNEILL
V. Marijuana in the Schools
Marijuana and LSD on the Campus: RONALD S. KURTZ
The High School Drug Problem: JAMES L. GODDARD and ALFRED BARNARD
Drug Use Among Alfiuent High School Youth: RICHARD BROTMAN, IRVING SILVERMAN, and FRED SUFFET
VI The Question of Legalization
Down with Prohibition: THE EDITORS OF LE MAR
Notes on the Use of Hashish: SHELDON CHOLST
Should We Legalize Pot? DALE BECKETT
Nightmare Drugs: DONALD LOURIA
Marijuana and the American System: HENRY L. GIORDANO
Marijuana and Legal Controls: DONALD E. MILLER
VII. The Epistemology and Esthetics of Pot
The Weed of Madness: EARLE ALBERT ROWELL and ROBERT ROWELL
Some Thoughts on Marijuana and the Artist: ANONYMOUS
Bibliography
Index