Thursday, February 6, 2014
913 Gladfelter Hall, 1115 W. Berks Street Philadelphia, PA, USA 19122
Peter Maguire: Pure Capitalism: The Rise and Fall of the Thai Marijuana Industry During the 1970s, smugglers transformed the Thai marijuana trade from a GI cottage industry into one of the world’s most lucrative commodities. As author and historian Peter Maguire will discuss, moving shipments of Thai sticks from northeast Thailand farms to American consumers meant navigating one of the most complex smuggling channels in the history of the drug trade.
Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade