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Original scientific paper


Nikša Dubreta

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APA 6th Edition
Dubreta, N. (2006). KONOPLJA – SOCIOLOŠKI ASPEKTI UZGOJA I UPOTREBE. Socijalna ekologija, 15 (1-2), 103-123. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
Dubreta, Nikša. "KONOPLJA – SOCIOLOŠKI ASPEKTI UZGOJA I UPOTREBE." Socijalna ekologija, vol. 15, no. 1-2, 2006, pp. 103-123. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Dubreta, Nikša. "KONOPLJA – SOCIOLOŠKI ASPEKTI UZGOJA I UPOTREBE." Socijalna ekologija 15, no. 1-2 (2006): 103-123.
Dubreta, N. (2006). 'KONOPLJA – SOCIOLOŠKI ASPEKTI UZGOJA I UPOTREBE', Socijalna ekologija, 15(1-2), pp. 103-123. Available at: (Accessed 11 August 2020)
Dubreta N. KONOPLJA – SOCIOLOŠKI ASPEKTI UZGOJA I UPOTREBE. Socijalna ekologija [Internet]. 2006 [cited 2020 August 11];15(1-2):103-123. Available from:
N. Dubreta, "KONOPLJA – SOCIOLOŠKI ASPEKTI UZGOJA I UPOTREBE", Socijalna ekologija, vol.15, no. 1-2, pp. 103-123, 2006. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 11 August 2020]

In this paper the author considers the social mediation of discontinuity and unevenness of growing hemp in the world during the 20th century. These are being evident in the course of the several decades long suppressing of hemp on the margins of industrial development, and the renewed interest gradually became evident in industrial countries, predominantly European countries, for the past fifteen years, especially within the pattern of different environmental topics – biodiversity, renewable resources, sustainable industry and agricultural economics etc.
The author reports on more significant social and cultural elements that marked the long standing integrated state of hemp within civilisation developments, in order to indicate that the production breakdowns at the beginning of 20th century had a dual character: conditioned by internal reasons implicit in intensive quality of the working process of hemp production, with inadequacy of solutions that would enable its machine‐made processing, although also supported socially by sudden and scientifically unfounded images on its hazardousness , uselessness and a series of other disqualifying
stereotypes attributed to their growers and users. The immediate social and cultural context of establishing key features connected with the dubiousness of hemp and its prohibition refers to American society at the beginning of the last century, with a reflection to future periods by incorporating prohibitive forms of regulation of growing hemp, within key international documents. Sociological analysis f this context directs to the three approaches to the interpretation of social
causes of prohibitions and restrictions of growing hemp that on this level of dominant perceptions on hemp can be discernible even today.
And finally, comparatively recent results of the research on the possibility of growing, processing and use of hemp are considered here, including their main advantages and problems, that direct to the need for resumed greater societal opening towards integrating hemp within future industrial development.

social prejudices; social power; cannabis; hemp; renewable resources; prohibitionism; ‘war against drugs’; FBN; machine‐made processing

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