OVERRIDE

Cannabis

A History

Martin Booth

Picador

To some, it's the classic "gateway drug," dangerous and addictive; to others, it is a harmless way to relax, or to provide relief from pain. Whatever the viewpoint, cannabis incites debate at every level, and the effect it has on every corner of the globe is undeniable.

In this comprehensive study, renowned writer Martin Booth crafts a tale of medical advances and religious enlightenment; of political subterfuge and law enforcement; of cunning smugglers, street pushers, gang warfare, writers, artists, musicians, happy-go-lucky hippies, and potheads. Above all, Booth demonstrates how and why the case for decriminalization remains one of this century's hottest topics.

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"Amazingly informative and riveting...quite intoxicating." --Financial Times (UK)

"Fascinating...a clear-headed and sustained case." --The Sunday Times (UK)

"Even-handed, adult and good-humoured...original and thought-provoking." --Sunday Telegraph (UK)

"Well-researched." --The Seattle Times

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  • Martin Booth

  • Martin Booth was an internationally known, Booker-prize shortlisted writer. His Opium: A History is regarded as the definitive book on the subject. He lived in Devon, England, at the time of his death in February 2004.
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    A History

    Martin Booth

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