A SOCIAL HISTORY OF MARIJUANA—MEDICAL, RECREATIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC
By Project CBD Director, Martin A. Lee
Winner of the American Botanical Council’s James A. Duke Award for Excellence in Botanical Literature
The bestselling author of Acid Dreams tells the wonderful American cannabis story—a panoramic, character-driven saga that examines the health-related, recreational, scientific, and financial dimensions of the world’s most controversial plant. Martin A. Lee traces the dramatic social history of marijuana from its origins to its emergence in the 1960s as a defining force in a culture war that has under no circumstances ceased. Lee describes how the illicit marijuana subculture overcame government opposition and morphed into a dynamic, multibillion-dollar business.
Lee, an award-winning investigative journalist, draws focus to underreported scientific breakthroughs that are reshaping the therapeutic landscape. By mining the plant’s wealthy pharmacopoeia, health-related researchers have created promising remedies for cancer, heart illness, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, chronic discomfort, and lots of other circumstances that are beyond the attain of standard cures.
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