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Smoke signals : a social history of marijuana : medical, recreational, and scientific /

Investigative journalist Martin A. Lee traces the social history of marijuana from its origins to its emergence in the 1960s as a defining force in an ongoing culture war. Lee describes how the illicit marijuana subculture overcame government opposition and morphed into a multibillion-dollar industr...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Lee, Martin A.
Format: Book
Published: New York : Scribner, 2012.
Edition:1st Scribner hardcover ed.
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Table of Contents:
  • Herblore. Black and blue ; New world hemp ; Elixirs and tinctures ; High on hash ; Sex, drugs, and the occult
  • Prohibition. The Mexican connection ; The mighty Mezz ; Voodoo pharmacology ; A truth drug ; Cold war cannabis ; Writing the reality script
  • Reefer rebellion. Seeds of change ; The riddle of THC ; Grass and acid ; A tipping point ; Legalize it! ; Flower power ; High spies
  • The big chill. This means war ; Dr. Mikuriya's medicine ; The euphoria of secrecy ; Seeing is believing ; Rasta vibration ; In your face
  • Just say never. Reefer sadness ; The laughing cure ; Home grown ; Going Dutch ; Drug-war doublespeak ; The hemperor
  • From blunts to ballots. Bush v. weed ; The brain and marijuana ; Hip-hop hemp ; To live and die in San Francisco ; The pot club ; Crossing the Rubicon
  • Fire in the belly. Counterattack ; Unchartered waters ; Southern exposure ; Falling dominos ; The stake-out ; Veterans for drug-war peace
  • Ground Zero. Narcs gone wild! ; Show trials ; Physicians in the crosshairs ; The Supreme Court punts ; The long arm of the DEA ; Ten years after
  • Mellow mayhem. Senior stoners ; An industry emerges ; Healing without the high ; Booze or bud? ; The green rush ; Suffer the children.