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The Cultural/Subcultural Contexts of Marijuana Use at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century

1st Edition

Edited by Andrew Golub

Routledge

230 pages

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Description

Learn why marijuana use has increased in the new millennium

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. The Cultural/Subcultural Contexts of Marijuana Use at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century takes a close look at present cannabis use trends in the new millennium by providing the latest research findings and most current case studies. Age and ethnographic data are presented in detail always with a constant focus on the unique subcultural contexts in today’s society. This examination explores the most pressing issues in marijuana use, including the increased popularity of blunt smoking, the social ramifications of marijuana use in gangs and Southeast Asian youth, and alternative delivery systems for medical marijuana.

The Cultural/Subcultural Contexts of Marijuana Use at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century discusses various aspects of marijuana being the drug of choice in today’s culture, including the different subgroups of age, economic status, and ethnic background. The book provides a comprehensive view of the people, reasons for use, varied ways of ingesting the drug, and marijuana use “rituals.” Extensive references, charts, tables, and figures are included to enhance clarification of research findings.

The Cultural/Subcultural Contexts of Marijuana Use at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century discusses the latest research findings on:

  • the growth of marijuana use in different social groups during the 1990s
  • medical marijuana
  • blunt smoking and marijuana use rituals as settings for informal social controls
  • marijuana use among minorities
  • marijuana use in youths and young adults
  • marijuana use among gang members
  • adult use
  • production, distribution, and administration of non-smokable marijuana

The Cultural/Subcultural Contexts of Marijuana Use at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century is insightful, valuable, and is certain to become a reference source for researchers, educators, students, and policy advocates.

Table of Contents

  • The Growth in Marijuana Use Among American Youths During the 1990s and the Extent of Blunt Smoking (Andrew Golub, Bruce D. Johnson, and Eloise Dunlap)
  • Cigars-for-Blunts: Choice of Tobacco Products by Blunt Smokers (Stephen J. Sifaneck, Bruce D. Johnson, and Eloise Dunlap)
  • Sessions, Cyphers, and Parties: Settings for Informal Social Controls of Blunt Smoking (Eloise Dunlap, Bruce D. Johnson, Ellen Benoit, and Stephen Sifaneck)
  • Bongs and Blunts: Notes from a Suburban Marijuana Subculture (Brian C. Kelly)
  • Youth Gangs and Drugs: The Case of Marijuana (Kathleen MacKenzie, Geoffrey Hunt, and Karen Joe-Laidle)
  • Social Meanings of Marijuana Use for Southeast Asian Youth (Juliet P. Lee and Sean Kirkpatrick)
  • Using Marijuana in Adulthood: The Experience of a Sample of Users in Oklahoma City (Rashi K. Shukla)
  • Mother’s Milk and the Muffin Man: Grassroots Innovations in Medical Marijuana Delivery Systems (Wendy Chapkis and Richard J. Webb)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEA011000
HEALTH & FITNESS / Herbal Medications
MED003000
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
MED004000
MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine
PSY038000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Addiction
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General