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Where there's smoke : the environmental science, public policy, and politics of marijuana

Author: Char Miller; Jared Huffman
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Over the course of a year, in just one national forest in California, raids on illegal marijuana growing operations yielded 19,710 pounds of infrastructure, 138 ounces of restricted poisons, 4,595 pounds of fertilizer, 12 gallons of common pesticides, 5.6 miles of waterlines, and 102 propane bottles. Even as efforts to legalize marijuana accelerate, such "trespass grows" spread exponentially--as does their effect  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Char Miller; Jared Huffman
ISBN: 9780700625222 0700625224
OCLC Number: 1011558317
Description: xi, 242 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Representative Jared Huffman --
Introduction --
part one. Growing problems --
Cannabis agriculture in California : the environmental consequences of prohibition / Anthony Silvaggio --
Ecological impacts across the landscape : trespass marijuana cultivation on western public lands / Greta M. Wengert, Mourad W. Gabriel, J. Mark Higley, and Craig Thompson --
Effects of illegal marijuana cultivation on wildlife : pesticide exposure in a native carnivore and consequences for the species' survival / Craig Thompson, Mourad W. Gabriel, Greta M. Wengert, and J. Mark Higley --
The marijuana green rush Is anything but green : a report from the Hoopa tribal lands / J. Mark Higley, Greta M. Wengert, Dawn M. Blake, and Mourad W. Gabriel --
Managers' perceptions of illegal marijuana cultivation on US federal lands / Jeff Rose, Matthew T.J. Brownlee, and Kelly S. Bricker --
part two. Downwind consequences --
Mission Croy Road : gunmen, a K9, and a pack mule named Stanley / John Nores Jr. --
Double bind : the intractability of undocumented immigrant trespass marijuana grow operations in US national forests / Amos Irwin --
Southern exposure : marijuana and labor in the Appalachians / Hawes Spencer and Char Miller --
part three. Regional varieties --
Low, slow, and in control : Colorado's experiment with legalized recreational marijuana / Courtenay W. Dawn --
Legalized, regulated, and taxed : how Oregon's marijuana measure went mainstream / Anthony Johnson --
"This is democracy held hostage" : cannabis in the capital / Karen D. August and Char Miller --
Cannabis legalization in California : a long and winding road / Amanda Reiman --
Afterword : reading the tea leaves / Char Miller and Anthony Silvaggio.
Responsibility: edited by Char Miller ; foreword by Jared Huffman.

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