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Blurred Boundaries: the artificial distinction between 'use' and 'supply' in the UK cannabis market.

Chatwin, Caroline, Potter, Gary R. (2014) Blurred Boundaries: the artificial distinction between 'use' and 'supply' in the UK cannabis market. Contemporary Drug Problems, 41 (4). pp. 536-550. ISSN 0091-4509. (doi:10.1177/0091450914567120) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

his article examines particular features of the bottom level of the U.K. cannabis market and the overlap between supply–supplier and use–user within that market. An Internet survey was completed by 464 adult regular cannabis users residing in the United Kingdom. Results indicate that over a quarter of the sample had bought large amounts (9 ounces [252 g] or more) of cannabis at one time, a third had been involved in selling cannabis for profit and over two fifths had been involved in intentionally taking cannabis across internal European Union borders. These findings are discussed in relation to both Parker, Aldridge, and Measham’s (1998) thesis of normalization and South’s (1999) theory of the “everyday” nature of drug taking. We suggest that the boundaries between users and suppliers within the U.K. cannabis market are far from clear, and that attempts to conceptually separate these behaviors, whether for legal, policy or academic purposes, are therefore problematic. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0091450914567120
Uncontrolled keywords: cannabis markets cannabis use drug dealing normalization online methods social supply
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Depositing User: Lucie Patch
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2015 09:30 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:44 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/49158 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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