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  • Coming out of the closet

    Rights statement: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge/CRC Press in Risk and Substance Use on 21/02/2020, available online: https://www.routledge.com/Risk-and-Substance-Use-Framing-Dangerous-People-and-Dangerous-Places/MacGregor-Thom/p/book/9781138491243

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    Embargo ends: 21/08/21

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Coming out of the closet: Risk management strategies of illegal cannabis growers

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Abstract

This chapter explores the ways in which growers manage the risk of detection
against the background discourse of cannabis growing as a harmful activity.
Growers take practical steps to reduce the chance of being discovered and manage
social relationships to reduce the likelihood that their activities are reported by
people who do know about them. Many also engage in forms of activism aimed
at changing the way their activities are perceived by society, promoting homegrown
cannabis as undermining the ‘real criminals’ who profit from prohibition
and reducing the harms associated with the illegal cannabis market.

Bibliographic note

This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge/CRC Press in Risk and Substance Use on 21/02/2020, available online: https://www.routledge.com/Risk-and-Substance-Use-Framing-Dangerous-People-and-Dangerous-Places/MacGregor-Thom/p/book/9781138491243