By Susan C. Boyd,Connie Carter
Since the past due Nineteen Nineties, marijuana develop operations were pointed out by means of media and others as a brand new and hazardous illegal activity of “epidemic” proportions. With Killer Weed, Susan C. Boyd and Connie Carter use their research of fifteen years of newspaper assurance to teach how consensus concerning the harmful humans and practices linked to marijuana cultivation used to be created and disseminated via a number of spokespeople together with police, RCMP, and the media in Canada. The authors specialize in the context of media reviews in British Columbia to teach how claims approximately marijuana cultivation have intensified the belief that this task poses “significant” risks to public protection and therefore is a suitable objective for Canada’s struggle on drugs.
Boyd and Carter rigorously convey how the media draw at the related spokespeople to inform a similar tale many times, and the way a constrained variety of messages has resulted in an increasing anti-drug crusade that makes use of not just police, yet BC Hydro and native municipalities to crack down on drug construction. Going past the newspapers, Killer Weed examines how felony, political, and civil tasks that experience emerged from the media narrative have troubling outcomes for a shrinking Canadian civil society.