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Books - Cannabis and Culture
Written by Vera Rubin   

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General Editor's Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction by Vera Rubin

PART ONE: ETHNOBOTANY AND DIFFUSION

Typification of Cannabis sativa L.
by William T. Steam

Cannabis: An Example of Taxonomic Neglect
by Richard Evans Schultes, William M. Klein, Timothy Plowman, and Tom E. Lockwood

Early Diffusion and Folk Uses of Hemp
by Sula Benet

The Origin and Use of Cannabis in Eastern Asia: Their Linguistic-Cultural Implications
by Hui-Lin Li

Ethnobotanical Aspects of Cannabis in Southeast Asia
by Marie Alexandrine Martin

Cannabis Smoking in 13th-14th Century Ethiopia: Chemical Evidence
by Nikolaas J. van der Merwe

Dagga: The History and Ethnographic Setting of Cannabis sativa in Southern Africa
by Brian M. du Toit

PART TWO: SOCIOCULTURAL ASPECTS OF THE TRADITIONAL COMPLEX

The Social Nexus of Ganja in Jamaica
by Lambros Comitas

The Ritual Use of Cannabis in Mexico
by Roberto Williams-Garcia

Cannabis and Cultural Groups in a Colombian Municipio
by William L. Partridge

Patterns of Marihuana Use in Brazil
by Harry William Hutchinson

Economic Significance of Cannabis sativa in the Moroccan Rif
by Roger Joseph

Traditional Patterns of Hashish Use in Egypt
by Ahmad M. Khalifa

The Traditional Role and Symbolism of Hashish among Moroccan Jews in Israel and the Effect of Acculturation
by Phyllis Palgi

The Social and Cultural Context of Cannabis Use in Rwanda
by Helen Codere

Réunion: Cannabis in a Pluricultural and Polyethnic Society
by Jean Benoist

Social Aspects of the Use of Cannabis in India
by Khwaja A. Hasan

Cannabis in Nepal: An Overview
by James Fisher

The "Ganja Vision" in Jamaica
by Vera Rubin

PART THREE: MEDICAL, PHARMACOLOGICAL AND ETHNOMETABOLIC STUDIES

Cannabis sativa L. (Marihuana): VI Variations in Marihuana Preparations and Usage — Chemical and Pharmacological Consequences
by Alvin B. Segelman, R. Duane Sofia, and Florence H. Segelman

Social and Medical Aspects of the Use of Cannabis in Brazil
by Alvaro Rubim de Pinho

Sociocultural and Epidemiological Aspects of Hashish Use in Greece
by C. Stefanis, C. Ballas, and D. Madianou

Marihuana and Genetic Studies in Colombia: The Problem in the City and in the Country
by B. R. Elejalde

Cannabis Usage in Pakistan: A Pilot Study of Long Term Effects on Social Status and Physical Health
by Munir A. Khan, Assad Abbas, and Knud Jensen

The Significance of Marihuana in a Small Agricultural Community in Jamaica
by Joseph Schaeffer

Chronic Cannabis Use in Costa Rica: A Description of Research Objectives
by W. E. Carter and W. J. Coggins

PART FOUR: TRADITIONAL USAGE OF OTHER PSYCHOACTIVE PLANTS

Man, Culture and Hallucinogens: An Overview
by Marlene Dobkin de Rios

Peyote and Huichol Woridview: The Structure of a Mystic Vision

by Barbara G. Myerhoff

Magico-Religious Use of Tobacco among South American Indians

by Johannes Wilbert

Coca Chewing: A New Perspective

by Roderick E. Burchard

Cannabis or Alcohol: The Jamaican Experience 

by Michael H. Beaubrun

PART FIVE: THE MODERN COMPLEX IN NORTH AMERICA

Cannabis Use in Canada
by Melvyn Green and Ralph D. Miller

Memories, Reflections and Myths: The American Marihuana Commission
by Louis Bozzetti and Jack BlaMe

Sociocultural Factors in Marihuana Use in the United States
by William H. McGlothlin

Intersections of Anthropology and Law in the Cannabis Area
by John Kaplan

Cannabis Conference Participant-Observers

Bibliographical Notes

Plates

 

Our valuable member Vera Rubin has been with us since Tuesday, 21 February 2012.

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