Cannabis Culture

Cannabis Culture : A Journey Through Disputed Territory

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To some it's the 'Holy Herb', the healer of nations, the potential saviour of the planet, banned because of a conspiracy involving J. Edgar Hoover's FBI, the petrochemical industry and the yellow press. Others still see it as the deceptive weed that undermined Arab civilization. For millions of others in the west, it's no longer even controversial - legalized for many patients under American state laws, tolerated in Holland, and openly planted in hundreds of acres of Swiss Alps. But what do we really know about cannabis? Why does it make you stoned? Does it kill off brain cells? Why do different kinds of weed have different effects? In this book, the author returns to the Rizla-strewn world he knew before becoming an award-winning wine writer and finds that researchers have unravelled the complexities of this plant, uncovering in the process much of the chemistry of our minds and emotions. And, as well as scientists, the author meets a mixture of characters - the connoisseurs, criminals and cultivators, both in the UK and in the Third World, who together make up our new cannabis culture. The book features sections on Holland, Morocco and the United States.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 146.1 x 206 x 17.8mm | 373.24g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747542813
  • 9780747542810

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