By Alyson Martin, Nushin Rashidian

ISBN-10: 1595589201

ISBN-13: 9781595589200

In November 2012, electorate in Colorado and Washington handed landmark measures to legalize the creation and sale of hashish for social use—a first within the usa and the realm. scientific hashish is now felony in eighteen states and Washington, D.C., and multiple million american citizens have became to it in preference to traditional prescribed drugs. but the government refuses to recognize those broader societal shifts and maintains to raid and arrest: 49.5 percentage of all drug–related arrests contain the sale, manufacture, or ownership of cannabis.

In the 1st booklet to discover the recent panorama of hashish within the usa, investigative newshounds Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashidian current a deeply researched, insightful tale of ways contemporary advancements tie into cannabis's complicated background and thorny politics. Reporting from approximately each kingdom with a clinical hashish legislation, Martin and Rashidian brighten up their ebook with in–depth interviews with sufferers, growers, medical professionals, marketers, politicians, activists, and regulators. They whisk readers from the federal hashish farm on the collage of Mississippi to the head–quarters of the ACLU to Oregon's “World recognized hashish Café." They current a professional research of the way contemporary milestones towards legalization will impact the conflict on medicinal drugs either regionally and the world over. the result's an exceptional and lucid account of ways legalization is manifesting itself within the lives of millions.

A New Leaf bargains a necessary advisor for a person who desires to comprehend the far–ranging implications of this speedily altering drug panorama.

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In the Himalayan context, these dynamics were analysed by Ramble (2008). 11. Most probably, under the conditions of transnationality, groups turn partly into networks—an issue we shall take up in our next volume. 12. Already Weber (1921: 15) had highlighted the importance of ritualizations in the life of groups. 13. These elements form part of the subtitle. The context is the contemporary Western world. 14. As Fortier argues, “belonging refers to both ‘possessions’ and ‘appartenance’. That is, practices of group identity are about manufacturing cultural and historical belongings which mark out terrains of commonality that delineate the politics and social dynamics of ‘fitting in’” (1999: 42, author’s emphasis).

Electricity is a must, ‘the door to development’, as the stock formula has it. 19 These two projects also show the reluctance of the majority of the villagers to risk their own money for the common good. The perseverance and the power of persuasion of leaders such as Rujidan may overcome their resistance, but the difficulties encountered reveal how HAMRO GAON 17 much the community is inherently divided along the lines of lineages and political factions. The solidarity of the village community is an ongoing process that needs to be re-enacted periodically—notably through donations—against the recurrent tendency of individuals to nurture an exclusive sense of belonging towards their own kin (dajyu-bhai).

In this way, what is seen in the ethnographic literature as resulting from local knowledge must be reconsidered as producing local knowledge. This structural-functionalist point of view encourages us to examine our data with a view to identifying the practices that nurture the sentiment of belonging to one’s village, rather than taking this sentiment for granted. The ritual behaviour of the Nankharle traveller embarking on a journey that was described in the previous section of this chapter 12 ANNE DE SALES can be understood in this light as an effort to create a substantive link with the ancestral land.

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