Cannabis: A History
To some it's the classic "gateway drug", to others it is a harmless way to relax, or provide relief from crippling pain. Some fear it is a dangerous drug with addictive properties; to others still it is a legal anomaly and should be decriminalized. Whatever the viewpoint, and by whatever name it is known, cannabis--or marijuana, hashish, dope, pot, weed, grass, ganja--incites debate at every level, and the effect it has on the cultures and economics of every corner of the globe is undeniable.
In this definitive study, Martin Booth crafts a tale of medical advance, religious enlightenment, political subterfuge and human rights; of law enforcement and custom officers, cunning smugglers, street pushers, gang warfare, writers, artists, musicians, and happy-go-lucky hippies and potheads.
Booth chronicles the fascinating and often mystifying process through which cannabis, a relatively harmless substance, became outlawed throughout the Western world, and the devastating effect such legislation has on the global economy. Above all, he demonstrates how the case for decriminalization remains one of the twenty-first century's hottest topics.
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Marijuana, pot, joint,leaf, ganja, cannabis sativa. Very polarizing stuff. Either it's seen as a gateway drug, leading the user toward harder and more dangerous drugs; or it's a harmless relaxant, a ... Read full review
CANNABIS: A HistoryUser Review - Kirkus
An investigation of the culture of hemp, the most widely distributed hallucinogenic on Earth.The cannabis industry is huge, certainly. It is a major crop worldwide, surpassing, for example, logging in ... Read full review
16 DORA BEBOP AND THE VIPERS OF LONDON
17 THE BEATS
18 TURNING ON TUNING IN AND RIDING THE BUS
19 ASHRAMS AND THE AGENTS OF CHANGE
20 THE TIMES THEY WERE ADJUSTING
21 ISLAND IN THE SUN
22 SWINGING IN LONDON STONED IN AMSTERDAM
23 THE UNIVERSAL FRIEND
9 CANNABIS Rx
10 LOOSENING THE GIRDERS OF THE SOUL
11 CONVENTIONS COMMISSIONS AND CONTRABAND
12 MARY JANE COCKROACHES AND THE BLUES
13 WHEN THE LEGEND BECOMES FACT PRINT THE LEGEND
14 NEW YORK NEW YORK