Cannabis

A History

Martin Booth

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To some it's the classic "gateway drug," to others it is a harmless way to relax, or provide relief from pain. Some fear it is dangerous and addictive, while others feel it should be decriminalized. 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, Martin Booth crafts a tale of medical advance and religious enlightenment; of political subterfuge and law enforcement; of cunning smugglers, street pushers, gang warfare, writers, artists, and musicians. And above all, Booth chronicles the fascinating process through which cannabis became outlawed throughout the Western world, and the effect such legislation has had on the global economy.

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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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Cannabis
A History
Martin Booth

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
June 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312424947
ISBN10: 0312424949
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 448 pages, Includes an index
$18.00
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