Sociology of Drug Use 2.16 - Sociology of Drug Use...

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Sociology of Drug Use 2.16.2017 - Cultivated in US to make cloth in 1629 o President Washington grew for fiber and perhaps for medicala nd euphoric reasons as well - Cannabis extracts used to treat a variety of ailments in late 19 th century early 20 th century o Sold OTC at modest prices o Sometimes marketed in cigarette form - Listed on US Pharmacopeia from 1850-1942 o A recognized medicine until 1942 - Effectiveness as medication limited o Because it is slow active o Patients respond in an inconsist way because there are different THC levels in different MJ plants - Rarely used euphorically in US till Civial War, although some writers used experimentally - Increase in hash houses and tea pads in 1920s as alcohol, opiates and cocaine outlawed o Has houses/ tea pads—where people went to smoke MJ recreationally - Mexican farm workers smoked MJ as worked in southwest,w est, Chicago beginning around 1910 - Some black and white jazz musicians used in New Orleans in 1930s as did their fans - Criminalized in 1937—Marihuana Tax Act Criminalization of Drugs - Drugs are not necessarily criminalized because the public sees them as dangerous and immoral - H, Becker suggests that drug using behaviors are criminalized because of the efforts of MORAL ENTREPRENEURS o Things seen as deviant get outlawed by special interest groups . they have the power and pull to lobby state legislature or congress. The people who use these drugs have no power and are too unorganized to ever organize a protest - Moral Entrpreneurs promote the creation of a new rule (criminalization) due to moral interests o They drum up support via Moral Enterprise, Moral Campaigns - Often Moral Entrepreneurs have to work with other interest groups to get behaviors criminalized o Professional Interest Groups, who support or oppose criminalization based on occupational and economic interests
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