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Revista Polis e Psique

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REZENDE, Mateus Alexandre Pratas; FERRAZZA, Daniele Andrade  and  PRADO, Guilherme Augusto Souza. A study of the prohibitionist paradigm and the (de)criminalization of marihuana in Brasil. Rev. Polis Psique [online]. 2021, vol.11, n.2, pp. 179-199. ISSN 2238-152X.

Marijuana currently ranks among the substances considered illegal in Brazil. However, it was not always like this. The historical process that culminated inthe prohibition of marijuana in Brazil is dated to the beginning of the 20th century, when eugenicist and hygienist ideas helped to consolidated the prohibitionist paradigm. However, even if gradually, prohibitionism has been questioned at the international level and there are already records of other models of relationship between States and drugs and between individuals and psychoactive substances. Therefore, this article, through semi-structured interviews, sought to identify the different ways in which the prohibition of marijuana exerts its effects on the subjectivities of individuals, users or not users of the plant. In this way, it is intended to demonstrate the possibility of thinking about new ways of relating to marijuana, both individually and socially and to broaden the population's knowledge about the effects of the ban.

Keywords : Marijuana; Prohibition; Subjectivity.

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