• Smoke Signals:
A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational and Scientific
- Martin A. Lee
Martin Lee, bestselling author of Acid Dreams, tells the great American pot story -- a panoramic, character-driven saga that examines the medical, recreational, scientific, and economic dimensions of the world's most controversial plant. Smoke Signals 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 never ceased. Lee describes how the illicit marijuana subculture overcame government opposition and morphed into a dynamic, multibillion-dollar industry..
Colorful, illuminating, and irreverent, Smoke Signals is a fascinating read for recreational users and patients, students and doctors, musicians and accountants, Baby Boomers and their kids, and anyone who has ever wondered about the secret life of this ubiquitous herb.
"A ripping read, thoroughly researched, Smoke Signals will help inform the current debate and hopefully hasten the demise of prohibition."
-David Bronner, CEO, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps
Hardcover: 528 pages
Publisher: Scribner (August 14, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds