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by Martin Booth

Cannabis: A History download ebook
ISBN:
0312424949
ISBN13:
978-0312424947
Author:
Martin Booth
Publisher:
Picador; First edition (June 1, 2005)
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448 pages
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1908 kb
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4.7

Cannabis: A History by Martin Booth. Mr Booth is in my opinion offers the best information on this controvercial subject.

Cannabis: A History by Martin Booth. I am in the process of reading the book at this time, and it offers up more information than anyone who has ever even been in the same room with any Cannabis could ever remember when they try to tell others of this subject.

Random House, 30 сент Booth chronicles the remarkable and often mystifying process through which . His penultimate book was CANNABIS: A HISTORY, and he died in February 2004 shortly after completing GWEILO.

Random House, 30 сент. Booth chronicles the remarkable and often mystifying process through which cannabis, a relatively harmless substance, became outlawed throughout the Western world, and the devastating effect such legislation has had on the global economy. Above all, he demonstrates how the case for decriminalization remains one of the twenty-first century's hottest topics.

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.

Martin Booth tells this story with admirable restraint: a story of moral panic and outrage, wild prejudice and sheer pig-ignorance that has . This book should be on the shelf of anyone interested in human freedoms and bad laws.

Martin Booth tells this story with admirable restraint: a story of moral panic and outrage, wild prejudice and sheer pig-ignorance that has produced some of the most grotesque legislation of the past hundred years. Here, the facts speak for themselves and present an unarguable case for a radical reassessment of the legislation governing cannabis. Nick Groom's 'The Forger's Shadow' is published by Picador.

Martin Booth (7 September 1944 – 12 February 2004) was a British novelist and poet. He also worked as a teacher and screenwriter, and was the founder of the Sceptre Press. Booth was born in Lancashire, but was brought up mainly in Hong Kong, where he first attended Kowloon Junior School, the Peak School, then King George V School, and left in 1964.

To some it's the classic gateway drug, to others it is a harmless way to relax, or provide relief from pain. 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 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.

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Book In this comprehensive study, Martin Booth crafts a tale of medical advance and religious enlightenment; of political subterfuge and law enforcement; of cunning.

To some it's the classic "gateway drug," to others it is a harmless way to relax, or provide relief from pain. 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.

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.

Reviews:
  • Mardin
Wow. What an entertaining and informative book. I am developing a website that offers historical and scientifically-based information on cannabis, and this was my first piece of offline reference material.

It should be named "Cannabis: A History Repeating Itself."

I still have about 80 pages to go, but this book has been incredibly informative. We all know the mythology behind marijuana but Cannabis: A History tells the real story. The story is one of religious, medicinal, and recreational use that goes back thousands of years on every continent. Also, sad as it is, it is also a story of cannabis used as a tool of institutional racism going back far further than most of us realize (British Colonies). While Booth has a clear opinion about marijuana, I think he does a terrific job of keeping it out of the history. When it has played an ugly role, he does not try to hide it (such as the overuse and psychological dependency of some of the "Beats" including Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs).
  • Gralmeena
Great factual accounts of the history of cannabis use.

The writing style, however, is so dry, I find myself often drifting and getting bored – despite my natural interest in the subject. A little storytelling flair would’ve gone a long way.
  • Unnis
I want to congratulate Martin Booth! This book is very well researched and written in a fluid and detailed manner. I fully recommend it. It is definitely worth the price. A must read and must have for anyone truly interested in cannabis. Bravo!
  • Whitebinder
Interesting
  • salivan
I wrote a weekly column about medical cannabis in California for Vice for almost a year. This book was hugely informative in my research. I cannot recommend it enough for those who seek to comprehend why cannabis is illegal right now, and who made it that way.
  • I ℓ٥ﻻ ﻉ√٥υ
Good solid history. Dry writing style, but chock full 'o dank nugs o' knowledge.
  • Kesalard
Cannabis: A History by Martin Booth. Mr Booth is in my opinion offers the best information on this controvercial subject. I am in the process of reading the book at this time, and it offers up more information than anyone who has ever even been in the same room with any Cannabis could ever remember when they try to tell others of this subject. I do read other information on this subject and feel Mr Booth is presenting information which is accurate, if not honest presentation of fact, in that when there is something that is not exactly proven out by these accounts, he will mention the information is possibly correct but not documented in historical fact. A good Read, if not too long for someone who has the known attention span of personal contact with the subject matter. Which is also mentioned several times through out the early part of the book. It portrays how Cannabis is used throughout recorded history, how it was used, where it possibly origionated and who has produced it through out the civilized cultivation on virtually all contenants. If you are interested in gaining some knowledge on Cannabis, Hemp and Pot use, this is for you. I should have been printed on Hemp paper! Rope for Military vessels, Clothing and food, Medicinal use and just to get high, Cannabis has a staying power of a needed plant for all civilizations.
20 bucks. What a sham.