Table des matières

  • : Introduction
  • : Plant Drugs and Colonization: The 1800s and Earlier
  • : The Beginnings of Narcotic Control: 1880s – 1920s
  • : Reefer Madness: 1920s – 1930s
  • : The Criminal Addict and Psychedelics: 1940s – 50s
  • : Alcohol and Tobacco Regulation
  • : The Counterculture Movement: 1960s – 1970s
  • : Resisting the War on Drugs: 1990s – 2000s
  • : The Movement for Cannabis Legalization and Medical Cannabis – 1990s – 2017
  • : History and Where to Now?
  • : Appendix National and International Drug Reform Organizations
  • : Appendix: Drug Reform
  • : Organizations
  • : Endnotes
  • : Index


La description

Busted is an illustrated history of Canadian drug prohibition and resistance to that prohibition. Reproducing drawings, paintings, photographs, film stills, and official documents from the 1700s to the present, Susan Boyd shows how Canada’s drug prohibition policies evolved and were shaped by race, class, and gender discrimination. This history demonstrates that prohibition and criminalization produces harm rather than benefits. Visually engaging and approachably written, Busted is a timely examination of Canada’s history of drug control and movements against that control.


“Busted is a visually rich and historically intriguing analysis of the twists and turns in the development of Canada’s drug policy…An important contribution to the historical record of how we got to where we are today. ”

- Donald MacPherson, Executive Director, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition

“Busted is a book that should be read by all those who wish to understand our convoluted drug policy. Combining historic and modern graphics with scientific facts, the book allows readers to grasp the insanity of drug laws. ”

- Senator Larry Campbell

“A thoughtful and creative look at the history of drug prohibition in Canada. Preeminent drug policy scholar, Susan Boyd, takes the reader three centuries back in time, revealing how far we’ve come in an effort to show us how far we have yet to go. Busted comes at a pivotal point in Canadian drug policy and should be heeded by all. ”

- Dessy Pavlova, Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy