Cannabis

Cannabis

The Illegalization of Weed in America

by Box Brown

Hardback Publication Date: 02/04/2019

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In 1518 CE Mexico, Cortes introduces hemp farming during his violent colonial campaign.

In secret, locals begin cultivating the plant for consumption. It eventually makes its way to the United States through the immigrant labor force, where it's shared with black laborers.

It doesn't take American lawmakers long to decry cannabis as the vice of "inferior races." To strengthen their anti-drug campaigns, legislators spread vicious lies about the dangers of cannabis. As a result, the plant is given a schedule I classification, alongside heroin.

Author Box Brown delves deep into this complex and troubling history and offers a rich, entertaining, and thoroughly researched graphic essay on the racist legacy of cannabis legislation in America.

ISBN:
9781250154088
9781250154088
Category:
Graphic novels: true stories & non-fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
02-04-2019
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
217x159x24mm
Weight:
0.47kg
Box Brown

Box Brown is an Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, and comic book publisher from Philadelphia. His books include the New York Times-bestselling Andre the Giant: Life and Legend and Tetris: The Games People Play. In 2011, Box Brown launched the independent comics publishing house, Retrofit Comics.

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