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Grass Roots : a History of Cannabis in the American West

Author: Nick Johnson
Publisher: Corvallis : Oregon State University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Marijuana legalization is unfolding across the American West, but cultivation of the cannabis plant is anything but green. Unregulated outdoor grows are polluting ecosystems, high-powered indoor grows are churning out an excessive carbon footprint, and the controversial crop is becoming an agricultural boon just as the region faces an unprecedented water crisis. To understand how we got here and how the legal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Johnson, Nick (Nicholas Michael), 1989-
Grass Roots.
Corvallis : Oregon State University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017030868
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Johnson
ISBN: 9780870719097 0870719092
OCLC Number: 1007889442
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: From medicine to menace: drug cannabis in the Southwest and beyond, 1851/1935 --
Prohibition is for the birds: nature, race, and the Marihuana Tax Act --
Workers' weed: cannabis and labor in the rural West --
Seeding the nation: cannabis and the counterculture, 1960/1980 --
Black market blues: capitalized cannabis and the environment, 1980/1996 --
Legalizing it: medical cannabis and the push for a sustainable future.
Responsibility: Nick Johnson.

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To understand how the legal cannabis industry might become more environmentally sustainable, Grass Roots looks at the history of marijuana growing in the American West. It uses the history of  Read more...

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"Pot is hot and, as Nick Johnson points out, it has been in the West for more than 100 years. Grass Roots isn't the most colorful tale of cannabis connoisseurs, but Johnson's extensive research and Read more...

 
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