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Isaac Campos on "Home Grown: Marijuana and the Origins of Mexico’s War on Drugs"

In his new book, Home Grown: Marijuana and the Origins of Mexico’s War on Drugs, Isaac Campos traces the deep roots of the antidrug ideology and prohibitionist policies that anchor the drug-war violence that engulfs Mexico today. Campos counters the standard narrative of modern drug wars, which casts global drug prohibition as a sort of informal American cultural colonization. Instead, he argues, Mexican ideas were the foundation for notions of “reefer madness” in the United States.

Respondent: Robert Karl (History)

Location: 216 Burr Hall

Date/Time: 10/02/12 at 12:00 pm - 10/02/12 at 1:00 pm

Category: PLAS Lecture

Department: Program in Latin American Studies