Killer Weed: Marijuana Grow Ops, Media, and Justice by Susan C. Boyd,Connie Carter

By Susan C. Boyd,Connie Carter

Since the past due Nineteen Nineties, marijuana develop operations were pointed out by way of media and others as a brand new and hazardous criminality of “epidemic” proportions. With Killer Weed, Susan C. Boyd and Connie Carter use their research of fifteen years of newspaper insurance to teach how consensus in regards to the harmful humans and practices linked to marijuana cultivation was once created and disseminated through various spokespeople together with police, RCMP, and the media in Canada. The authors specialise in the context of media stories in British Columbia to teach how claims approximately marijuana cultivation have intensified the belief that this job poses “significant” hazards to public protection and therefore is a suitable goal for Canada’s warfare on drugs.

Boyd and Carter rigorously express how the media draw at the related spokespeople to inform an identical tale repeatedly, and the way a constrained variety of messages has ended in an increasing anti-drug crusade that makes use of not just police, yet BC Hydro and native municipalities to crack down on drug creation. Going past the newspapers, Killer Weed examines how felony, political, and civil projects that experience emerged from the media narrative have troubling effects for a shrinking Canadian civil society.

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