Cannabis and Culture

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Vera Rubin
Walter de Gruyter, Jun 3, 2011 - Social Science - 612 pages
 

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Contents

VI Variations in Marihuana Preparations and Usage Chemical and Pharmacological Consequences
269
Social and Medical Aspects of the Use of Cannabis in Brazil
293
TRADITIONAL USAGE OF OTHER PSYCHOACTIVE PLANTS
299
Sociocultural and Epidemiological Aspects of Hashish Use in Greece
303
The Problem in the City and in the Country
327
A Pilot Study of Long Term Effects on Social Status and Physical Health
345
The Significance of Marihuana in a Small Agricultural Community in Jamaica
355
A Description of Research Objectives
389

The History and Ethnographic Setting of Cannabis sativa in Southern Africa
81
SOCIOCULTURAL ASPECTS OF THE TRADITIONAL COMPLEX
117
The Social Nexus of Ganja in Jamaica
119
The Ritual Use of Cannabis in Mexico
133
Cannabis and Cultural Groups in a Colombian Municipio
147
Patterns of Marihuana Use in Brazil
173
Economic Significance of Cannabis sativa in the Moroccan Rif
185
Traditional Patterns of Hashish Use in Egypt
195
The Traditional Role and Symbolism of Hashish among Moroccan Jews in Israel and the Effect of Acculturation
207
The Social and Cultural Context of Cannabis Use in Rwanda
217
Cannabis in a Pluricultural and Polyethnic Society
227
Social Aspects of the Use of Cannabis in India
235
An Overview
247
The Ganja Vision in Jamaica
257
Plates
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MEDICAL PHARMACOLOGICAL AND ETHNOMETABOLIC STUDIES
267
An Overview
401
The Structure of a Mystic Vision
417
MagicoReligious Use of Tobacco among South American Indians
439
A New Perspective
463
The Jamaican Experience
485
THE MODERN COMPLEX IN NORTH AMERICA
495
Cannabis Use in Canada
497
The American Marihuana Commission
521
Sociocultural Factors in Marihuana Use in the United States
531
Intersections of Anthropology and Law in the Cannabis Area
549
Cannabis Conference ParticipantObservers
559
Biographical Notes
563
Index of Names
571
Index of Subjects
579
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