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Humboldt Journal of Social Relations

Issue 35 - Current Perspectives on Marijuana and Society


This issue opens with an introduction written by the co-directors of the newly formed Humboldt Interdisciplinary Institute for Marijuana Research, and includes eight articles discussing a range of impacts and experiences of individuals who are users of marijuana or involved in the marijuana industry as well as research on social, political, and structural forces and their impact on the industry and policy-making. Articles examine connections between the use of marijuana and other substances, including a critical look at the concept of marijuana as a gateway drug and the use of marijuana as part of treatment to reduce the use of narcotics. One article explores issues in creating policies on marijuana use and driver impairment. Another looks at growing marijuana as a form of serious leisure. Two articles investigate facets of gender in the marijuana industry and culture. Finally, two articles focus on medical cannabis regulation and activism. The issue closes with reviews of recently published books on marijuana.

Current Perspectives on Marijuana and Society


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