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Fall 2019 Middle East UN3263 section 001
Cannabis & Culture: Hashish,Law,Social H

Call Number 13455
Day & Time
T 12:10pm-2:00pm
207 Knox Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Ibrahim K El Houdaiby
Method of Instruction Classroom (0
Course Description The course examines the shifting popular and legal attitudes towards cannabis from Mamluk to contemporary Egypt. How were cannabis conceptualized and treated in pre-prohibition (and precolonial) Egypt? What were the dominant legal views on the consumption and trade of cannabis? What were the concerns of sharia jurists, and how are they different from legislators in contemporary Egypt? Why is the Egyptian regime insistent on criminalizing cannabis, despite the failure to curb the growth in consumption? Is the decriminalization movement simply restoring a pre-prohibition order? And why and in what contexts is the consumption of cannabis tolerated today despite being criminalized? 
Web Site Vergil
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 5 students (15 max) as of 11:06AM Thursday, October 17, 2019
Subject Middle East
Number UN3263
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20193MDES3263W001

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