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Cannabis Nation: Control and Consumption in Britain, 1928-2008

James H. Mills


Cannabis has never been a more controversial substance in Britain. Over the last decade it has been reclassified twice, has been the subject of a range of official investigations and scientific studies, and has provoked media campaigns and all manner of political gesturing. This book seeks to understand this period by placing it back into the historical context of the long-term story of cannabis and the British. It takes up where its predecessor, Cannabis Britannica: Empire, Trade and Prohibition, 1800–1928 left off. It traces the story back into the last days of the Empire, when Britain contr ... More

Keywords: cannabis, drugs, narcotics, empire, government, consumption, medicine, health, law, police

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199283422
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283422.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James H. Mills, author
Professor of Modern History, Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare Glasgow, University of Strathclyde