Introdotta massicciamente dai conquistadores spagnoli, la coltivazione della canapa ha avuto per secoli un posto d'onore nell'agricoltura americana, fornendo all'industria un materiale adatto a mille scopi e ai privati cittadini un innocente strumento di svago. Ma dopo cinquecento anni di sostanziale tranquillità, il consumo di marijuana è diventato improvvisamente un vizio imperdonabile, un rischio sociale paragonato alla peste nera da media compiacenti e politici prezzolati. Che cosa è successo? Quale complessa rete di interessi economici e politici ha fatto sì che una pianta diventasse più illegale e rischiosa di una mitragliatrice? E come mai questa follia proibizionista ha attecchito nel resto del mondo? Box Brown lo spiega in questo libro nel quale, grazie a una puntuale ricostruzione storica, smonta uno per uno tutti i miti che circondano la marijuana e chi ne fa uso.
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Cannibis: The Illegalization of Weed in America is by the irrepressibly likeable Box Brown, who makes comics on anything he pleases (which is how I read, just anything at random, basically, so you go, Box!), from Tetris to Andy Kaufmann to marijuana, which he researches pretty deeply and then writes Leggi tutto
Box Brown gives a pretty thorough account of how one of the most unfairly maligned drugs of all time arrived at its current perception in Cannabis: An American History. Beginning with its ties to Hinduism, Brown explores the many ways that the drug was used in the US in the 19th and early 20th centur Leggi tutto
Outstanding look at the process by which cannabis became illegal - a timely book that is front and center today as the issue of legalization in the US is hotly debated.
I'll be upfront and admit to being a total square: I've never done illegal drugs, had eight alcoholic drinks over four years in college and decided that was enough of that, and have never felt the need to redeem the pain pill prescriptions given to me after root canals. My family has a history of al Leggi tutto
The title of this one pretty much says it all. This is a history in comics form of cannabis and the factors that went into making it illegal in the US. With so many states legalizing it for medical and/or recreational use in recent years, it's a timely subject. And the racial and immigration issues
Interesting, entertaining, eye-opening graphic novel exploring the history of cannabis's legal status in the US --and (not surprisingly) how much of the outrage over cannabis was tied to racism and lies.
I know Brown through his Retrofit imprint mainly ,although I’ve read his 3 other historical non-fiction graphic novels through First Second. The art is simple yet effective in a John Porcellino way. We get bogged down a little in Hindu history at the start but generally this is a well researched boo Leggi tutto
Historical graphic novel sweep of hemp/cannabis/marijuana use beginning with the introduction of hemp seeds by Hernan Cortes in 1519 to Mexico. Includes details about religious usage throughout history in India and the fervor of American 'Just-Say-No' folks in the last century in the US. Much like A Leggi tutto
Well researched, and well written this informative content really explained a lot of things I should have already known. Box browns style is made for nonfiction, and this is probably his most impactful book yet in my eyes.
What a fun fun informative read. And fun!
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