Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Weed, need and greed

Associated organisational unit

View graph of relations

Weed, need and greed: a study of domestic cannabis cultivation

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Published
Publication date2010
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherFree Association Books
Number of pages276
ISBN (Print)9781853432033
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The author, Gary Potter, explores who is involved in cannabis growing. At a basic level features – demographic and ‘ideological’ – common to most cannabis growers (although varying by national and local social cultural and legal contexts) are considered. At a deeper level a typology of cannabis growers is offered based predominantly on motivation and ideology, and accommodating international variations. Although a large number of cannabis growers seek no financial reward whatsoever for their involvement in what is essentially an act of drug trafficking, others are financially motivated, though both are equally motivated by non-financial ‘drivers’.