Marijuana boom : the rise and fall of Colombia's first drug paradise / Lina Britto.
- Oakland, California : University of California Press, 
xv, 332 pages ; 23 cm
- Drug traffic -- Colombia -- History.
Drug control -- Colombia -- History.
- "Before Colombia became one of the main producers of cocaine in the world in the 1980s, traffickers from the Caribbean coast partnered with American buyers in the 1970s to make this South American country the principal supplier of marijuana for the largest market in the world at the time, the US counterculture. Marijuana Boom offers a unique and in-depth perspective to this forgotten history. Combining archival research with extensive fieldwork, Lina Britto puts together fragmented pieces of evidence in order to understand the constellation of factors that produced the perfect storm, one that subverted life in a corner of the Caribbean, and changed Colombia for decades to come"-- Provided by publisher.
- Introduction : a forgotten history
Wheels of progress : tropical commodities and regional formation
Coming from the mountain : coffee contraband and marijuana smuggling
Santa Marta gold : technological adaptations and boom
Parranderos : Vallenato music and cultural negotiations
Two peninsulas : Narcotics diplomacy and the war on drugs
Reign of terror : criminalization and violence
Conclusions : a remembered history
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Other format:
- Online version: Britto, Lina. Marijuana boom.
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