Medical Marijuana in America

Medical Marijuana in America : Memoir of a Pioneer

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In 1976 Robert C. Randall became the first individual to gain legal access to federal supplies of marijuana for medical use. He used it to treat his glaucoma. At the time virtually no one knew about marijuana's medical use. Today the medical use of marijuana is widely accepted. Medical Marijuana in America: Memoir of a Pioneer reveals the unlikely David and Golaith story behind this national issue. It chronicles the life of one remarkable man and his devoted wife Alice. Randall is the acknowledged "Father" of the medical marijuana movement and Alice has been called the First Lady of Medical Marijuana. This is a shocking story of government indifference to the seriously ill and the unbelievable steps taken by the federal government to squash the medical marijuana movement. It is part history and part biography. But it is also a love story of a remarkable collaboration that changed the way America looks at marijuana.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 314 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 18mm | 358g
  • English
  • 1496170601
  • 9781496170606
  • 2,060,445

About Alice O'Leary-Randall

Alice O'Leary-Randall is the widow of Robert C. Randall, America's first legal recipient of federal supplies of marijuana for medical purposes. Alice and Robert knew one another for more than three decades and were married for 27 years. Together they cracked the medical prohibition of marijuana in the U.S. and forged a new movement in America -- the medical marijuana movement. Alice and Robert founded the Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics in 1980 and the Marijuana AIDS Research Service in 1991. Following Robert's death in 2001, Alice returned to school and became a nurse in order to pursue her dream of hospice work. She worked with Tidewell Hospice in Sarasota for more than six years before retiring. She is an avid photographer and writer. To learn more about Alice please visit:
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