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Killer weed : marijuana grow ops, media, and justice

Author: Susan C Boyd
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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 spokespeople  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Boyd, Susan C., 1953-
Killer weed. Boyd and Connie Carter, media, and justice
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan C Boyd
ISBN: 9781442696587 1442696583 9781442696594 1442696591
OCLC Number: 870180890
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: A brief socio-history 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 and parents found at grow ops --
Alternative perspectives.
Responsibility: Susan C. Boyd and Connie Carter.


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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