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Home Grown: Marijuana and the Origins of Mexico's War on Drugs

Isaac Campos


This book combines wide-ranging archival research with the latest scholarship on the social and cultural dimensions of drug-related behavior in this telling of marijuana's remarkable history in Mexico. Introduced in the sixteenth century by the Spanish, cannabis came to Mexico as an industrial fiber and symbol of European empire. But, the author demonstrates, as it gradually spread to indigenous pharmacopoeias, then prisons and soldiers' barracks, it took on both a Mexican name—marijuana—and identity as a quintessentially “Mexican” drug. A century ago, Mexicans believed that marijuana could in ... More

Keywords: drug-related behavior, marijuana, Mexico, cannabis, industrial fiber, European empire, pharmacopoeias, prisons, soldiers' barracks, antidrug ideology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780807835388
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807882689_campos


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Isaac Campos, author