The Prehistory of Marihuana in Colombia: Consumption and Growing from 1930 to 1960

Cuadernos de Economía, Vol. 26, No. 47, 2007

18 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2008

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Eduardo Saenz

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Date Written: 2007

Abstract

Marihuana consumption in Colombia did not become spread as a simple result of its increased use as part of the north-American counterculture of the 1960s. Even though increased crop growing spiraled to satisfy north-American demand at the end of the 1960s and 1970s, there was an important market for domestic consumption in Colombia. On the other and, "exonerating-type" academic literature tending to see countries such as Colombia as the passive "victims" of externally-induced phenomena is questioned.

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Keywords: marihuana, Colombia, domestic market, illicit crops

JEL Classification: N56, N96, N010

Suggested Citation

Saenz, Eduardo, The Prehistory of Marihuana in Colombia: Consumption and Growing from 1930 to 1960 (2007). Cuadernos de Economía, Vol. 26, No. 47, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1150825

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