World Wide Weed: Global Trends in Cannabis Cultivation and Its Control

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Tom Decorte, Gary W. Potter, Martin Bouchard
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - Social Science - 293 pages
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In bringing together some of the world's leading experts on cannabis cultivation, this book contains 16 chapters that take an interdisciplinary look at global trends in cannabis cultivation.
 

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Contents

1 The Globalization of Cannabis Cultivation
3
TRADITIONAL PRODUCER NATIONS
23
Peculiar and Perplexed The Complexity of Ganja Cultivation in the English speaking Caribbean
25
Cannabis Cultivation Practices in the Moroccan Rif
41
GROWING IN THE DEVELOPED WORLD
57
Medical Marijuana Exploring the Concept in Relation to Small Scale Cannabis Growers in Denmark
59
With a little Help from my Friends Justifications of SmallScale Cannabis Growers
77
Stories Facts and Myths Perceptions of Domestic Cultivators on Potency and Quality of Cannabis
93
Cannabis Cultivation in the United States
147
Cannabis Cultivation in Spain The Case of Cannabis Social Clubs
165
RESPONSES TO GROWING IN THE DEVELOPED WORLD
181
Marihuana Behind and Beyond Coffeeshops
183
Reforming Laws Applying to Domestic Cannabis Production as a Harm Reduction Strategy a Case Study
199
A Review of Cannabis Properties and Experiments for its Biological Control
217
The Seizure Rate of Cannabis Crop Eradication Operations in New Zealand 19982009
241
Keeping Down The Weeds Cannabis Eradication in the Developed World
259

Professionals or Amateurs? Revisiting the Notion of Professional Crime in the Context of Cannabis Cultivation
111
Cooffending Networks in Cannabis Cultivation
129
Emerging Trends in Cannabis Cultivation and The Way Forward
275
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Professor Tom Decorte is Director of the Institute for Social Drug Research, Ghent University, Belgium, Dr. Gary Potter is Senior Lecturer in Criminology, London South Bank University, UK and Professor Martin Bouchard is Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University, Canada.

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