Histories of Cannabis Use and Control in Nigeria, 1927–1967

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Much of the available research on illegal drugs, such as cannabis, heroin, or cocaine, has shown a weak understanding of the drugs’historical roots in Africa and the domestic meanings of these substances and their control. This has been a result of a lack of openly available sources on these substances and also because much of this work has been conducted by international control agencies or researchers working closely with them and hence research has often served an immediate policy purpose rather than a better historical understanding of drugs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDrugs in Africa
Subtitle of host publicationHistories and Ethnographies of Use, Trade, and Control
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-32191-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-32190-9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Structured keywords

  • SPS Centre for the Study of Poverty and Social Justice


  • drug addiction
  • drug control
  • illegal drug
  • drug trafficking
  • drug policy


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