Sie sind hier: Startseite > Therapeutics (ehemalig) > Crack Heads and Roots Daughters: The Therapeutic Use of Cannabis in Jamaica

J Cannabis Ther 2002(3/4):119-131

Cannabis in Jamaica

Crack Heads and Roots Daughters: The Therapeutic Use of Cannabis in Jamaica

Author
M. Dreher

Abstract
An ethnographic study of women and drug use in inner city neighborhoods in Kingston, Jamaica, revealed that cannabis is commonly used in conjunction with crack cocaine to minimize the undesirable effects of crack pipe smoking, specifically paranoia and weight loss. According to 33 current or former crack using women, who were followed for a period of nine months, cannabis cigarettes ("spliffs") constitute the cheapest, most effective and readily available therapy for discontinuing crack consumption. The findings of this research suggest the need to reframe "multiple drug use" within the cultural meanings that attend cannabis in Jamaica as a medicine and a sacrament.


Keywords
Cannabis, ganja, culture, crack, cocaine, Jamaica, women, self-treatment, Rastafarians, multiple drug use

PDF des gesamten Artikels ]

Veranstaltungen 2020

Alle Informationen zu den IACM Online Events inklusive kostenlose Videos der Webinare mit deutschen Untertiteln finden Sie hier.

IACM-Konferenz 2021

Die 12. IACM-Konferenz zur Cannabinoide in der Medizin wird vom 14. bis 16. Oktober 2021 online stattfinden. Die Registrierung ist kostenlos.

Members only

Regular members can sign up for the new member area of the IACM to access exclusive content.

You need to become a regular member of the IACM to access the new member area.

IACM on Twitter

Follow us on twitter @IACM_Bulletin where you can send us inquiries and receive updates on research studies and news articles.