Cannabis Culture : A Journey Through Disputed Territory
What exactly happens when you get stoned? Why does your mouth dry up and why do you become so interested in food and sex? Why can some people work when they're stoned and others can't? What are the tobacco companies' plans for exploiting the potential legal market? How come there's so much cannabis found in prisons and how does it get there? Who brings it across national borders? "Cannabis Culture" answers all these questions and more. Thirty years after "The Times" ran an advertisement calling the law against cannabis 'immoral in principle and unworkable in practice', the drug's legalisation has become a live political and social issue. But there is surprisingly little information available on the drug: from its medicinal properties to its function as a commodity which is traded on a global scale, its role in various religions to the many ways in which it can be cultivated and its effect on the body and mind.
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- Paperback | 256 pages
- 124.5 x 193 x 17.8mm | 204.12g
- 01 Mar 2001
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
- New edition
- New edition
About Patrick Matthews
Patrick Matthews is a freelance writer and journalist. He has written for the Independent, the Mail on Sunday, the Guardian and Time Out. He won the 'Wines from France 1995 Premier Cru' award for wine writing and was shortlisted for the Glenfiddich and Andre Simon awards for his book THE WILD BUNCH: GREAT WINES FROM SMALL PRODUCERS in 1998.