Cuadernos de Economía
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SAENZ ROVNER, Eduardo. The "prehistory" of marihuana consumption and growing in Colombia between 1930 and 1960.Translated byJasson Garry. Cuad. Econ. [online]. 2008, vol.1Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0121-4772.
Marihuana consumption did not become widespread in Colombia as the simple result of its increased use as part of the north-American counterculture of the 1960s. Even though marihuana-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. "Exonerating-type" academic literature tending to see countries such as Colombia as the passive "victims" of externally-induced phenomena is thus questioned.
Keywords : marihuana; Colombia; domestic market; illicit crops.