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Killer weed : marijuana grow ops, media, and justice

Author: Susan C Boyd; Connie Carter
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since the late 1990s, marijuana grow operations have been identified by media and others as a new and dangerous criminal activity of "epidemic" proportions. With Killer Weed, Susan C. Boyd and Connie Carter use their analysis of fifteen years of newspaper coverage to show how consensus about the dangerous people and practices associated with marijuana cultivation was created and disseminated by numerous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan C Boyd; Connie Carter
ISBN: 9781442643673 1442643676 9781442612143 1442612142
OCLC Number: 861064124
Description: viii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Marijuana grow ops: setting the scene --
A brief sociohistory of drug scares, racialization, nation building, and policy --
Problematizing marijuana grow ops: Mayerthorpe and beyond --
Marijuana grow ops and organized crime --
Racialization of marijuana grow ops --
Civil responses to marijuana grow ops --
Using children to promote increased regulation: the representation and regulation of children found at grow ops --
Alternative perspectives.
Responsibility: Susan C. Boyd and Connie I. Carter.

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Going beyond the newspapers, Killer Weed examines how legal, political, and civil initiatives that have emerged from the media narrative have troubling consequences for a shrinking Canadian civil  Read more...

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'A first-rate book about marijuana, grow operations, and the media in Canada... The book is both rigorous and sound, and will be of use to academics and graduate students doing work in drug policy, Read more...

 
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