Marijuana Nation

Author: The Associated Press
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 163353037X
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Marijuana Nation from the Author: The Associated Press. A bipartisan effort to legalize medical marijuana is in the news and public support seems to be on the side of legalization. A generational shift in permissive attitudes on pot has resulted in legalization in a series of states. Follow developments on this ground-breaking shift in social mores through the reporting of The Associated Press.

Marijuana Nation One Man S Chronicle Of America Getting High From Vietnam To Legalization

Author: Roger Roffman
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1605985880
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Marijuana Nation One Man S Chronicle Of America Getting High From Vietnam To Legalization from the Author: Roger Roffman. As public attitudes about pot undergo rapid change, Roger Roffman's portrait of marijuana in America rises above punditry and rhetoric Roger Roffman first discovered marijuana while serving as a US Army officer in Vietnam. From these seemingly innocuous beginnings, Roffman has been fascinated by marijuana, as a researcher, scholar, therapist, activist, and user. Ever since America’s youth first marched in opposition to the war in Vietnam, pot’s popularity has periodically ebbed and surged. Calls for greater, fewer, or no marijuana penalties also have swung on their own pendulum. From lobbying in Washington, to talking to doctors and nurses in oncology wards, and watching his brother struggle with addiction, Roffman has experienced the layered and complex relationship Americans have with marijuana first-hand. With one foot on each side of the fence, at times feeling at odds with both camps, Roffman is on a quest to challenge those who insist we think of marijuana as a weapon of mass destruction, as well as those who would have us see it as a harmless source of pleasure and relief.

Marijuana Legalization

Author: Jonathan P. Caulkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199942889
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Marijuana Legalization from the Author: Jonathan P. Caulkins. Should marijuana be legalized? The latest Gallup poll reports that exactly half of Americans say "yes"; opinion couldn't be more evenly divided. Marijuana is forbidden by international treaties and by national and local laws across the globe. But those laws are under challenge in several countries. In the U.S., there is no short-term prospect for changes in federal law, but sixteen states allow medical use and recent initiatives to legalize production and non-medical use garnered more than 40% support in four states. California's Proposition 19 nearly passed in 2010, and multiple states are expected to consider similar measures in the years to come. The debate and media coverage surrounding Proposition 19 reflected profound confusion, both about the current state of the world and about the likely effects of changes in the law. In addition, not all supporters of "legalization" agree on what it is they want to legalize: Just using marijuana? Growing it? Selling it? Advertising it? If sales are to be legal, what regulations and taxes should apply? Different forms of legalization might have very different results. Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know? will provide readers with a non-partisan primer about the topic, covering everything from the risks and benefits of using marijuana, to describing the current laws around the drug in the U.S. and abroad. The authors discuss the likely costs and benefits of legalization at the state and national levels and walk readers through the "middle ground" of policy options between prohibition and commercialized production. The authors also consider how marijuana legalization could personally impact parents, heavy users, medical users, drug traffickers, and employers. What Everyone Needs to Know? is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.

Marijuana Law

Author: Boire
Publisher: Ronin Publishing
ISBN: 1579511619
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Marijuana Law from the Author: Boire. Over a million people in the United States regularly smoke marijuana. Approximately 400,000 defendants each year are charged with the use, possession, sale, or cultivation of marijuana. MARIJUANA LAW describes how people can reduce the probability of arrest and defend themselves from prosecution if arrested. Readers will learn when a police officer can legally stop them; when they can be searched; when they have to be read their rights; what to do if an officer comes to their home with (or without) a search warrant; and how to counter many police tactics simply by knowing their rights. Contains information on the necessity defense in medical marijuana cases, drug testing, case law, and federal sentencing guidelines. It also contains practical tips on individual rights and avoiding surveillance. Includes appendices on the Bill of Rights, wallet cards, atate-by-state punishment for marijuana crimes, and the13 federal circuits; plus a thorough Index.

Reefer Madness

Author: Larry "Ratso" Sloman
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466819413
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Reefer Madness from the Author: Larry "Ratso" Sloman. Reefer Madness, a classic in the annals of hemp literature, is the popular social history of marijuana use in America. Beginning with the hemp farming of George Washington, author Larry "Ratso" Sloman traces the fascinating story of our nation's love-hate relationship with the resilient weed we know as marijuana. Herein we find antiheroes such as Allen Ginsberg, Robert Mitchum (the first Hollywood actor busted for pot), Louis Armstrong (who smoked pot every day), the Beatles, and more rapscallions standing up for, supporting, smoking, and politicizing the bounties of marijuana. With a new afterword by Michael Simmons, who has written for Rolling Stone, LA Weekly, and High Times, on the progress of the hemp movement and the importance of medical marijuana, Reefer Madness is a classic that goes on.

Handbook Of Cannabis

Author: Roger Pertwee
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191639702
Size: 77.54 MB
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Handbook Of Cannabis from the Author: Roger Pertwee. Truly global in scope and with contributions from leading researchers around the world, The Handbook of Cannabis is the definitive resource on this fascinating drug. Combining scientific perspectives and clinical applications, it covers a vast array of topics, from why over the centuries cannabis has been used as a medicine, through the regulations facing those wishing to self-administer cannabis or provide cannabis-based medicines, to the chemical structure of its many constituents and the rapidly growing group of synthetic cannabinoids that are currently being used for 'legal highs'. With each chapter written by a group of one or more internationally recognised subject experts, it provides academics and researchers with authoritative scientific material on the main pharmacological actions and their effects, as well as their pharmacokinetics, metabolism, and forensic detection. In addition it also examines the complex morphology, cultivation, harvesting, and processing of cannabis and the ways in which the plant's chemical composition can be controlled. As well as offering a raft of scientific information there is extensive coverage of cannabinoid-based medicines. Helping readers to identify and evaluate their benefits, chapters explore pharmacological actions and the effects that seem to underlie approved therapeutic uses, how they are currently used to treat certain disorders, and the ever-growing number of wide-ranging potential clinical applications. There is also coverage of both the legal and illegal sources of cannabis, including 'coffee shops' and 'cannabis dispensaries'. The complex issue of 'recreational cannabis' is also tackled. The sought-after and adverse psychological and non-psychological effects are described and discussions are included on how some adverse effects can be lessened by at least one constituent of cannabis, and that it might be possible to reduce the harm that cannabis does to some by changing current regulatory policies. The Handbook of Cannabis is a one-stop reference; essential reading for all clinicians, pharmacologists, psychologists, and psychiatrists interested in this drug, as well as those working in the field of public health.

Weed Land

Author: Peter Hecht
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520958241
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Weed Land from the Author: Peter Hecht. Early in the morning of September 5, 2002, camouflaged and heavily armed Drug Enforcement Administration agents descended on a terraced marijuana garden. The DEA raid on the Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana, a sanctuary for severely ill patients who were using marijuana as medicine, is the riveting opening scene in Weed Land, an up-close journalistic narrative that chronicles a transformative epoch for marijuana in America. From the 1996 passage of California’s Proposition 215, the nation’s first medical marijuana law, through law enforcement raids, clinical studies that revealed medical benefits for cannabis, and the emergence of a lucrative cannabis industry, Weed Land reveals the changing political, legal, economic, and social dynamics around pot. Peter Hecht, an award-winning journalist from The Sacramento Bee, offers an independent, meticulously reported account of the clashes and contradictions of a burgeoning California cannabis culture that stoked pot liberalization across the country.

America S True Green Future

Author: Joe Miller
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462892248
Size: 24.44 MB
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America S True Green Future from the Author: Joe Miller. This book explores the history of cannabis and the cannabis prohibition. It critically examines the reasons why cannabis remains illegal. It discusses the effects that our prohibitionist policy is having on our nation. The purpose is to inform the readers about some of the huge advantages we can gain by for our environment, our economy, and our public safety by ending prohibition. Though it covers many areas of thought, it is easy to read and understand. People somewhat familiar with cannabis will find it informative, humorous, and uplifting. People unfamiliar with the topic will be shocked by the amount of information they have never been told.

Marijuana

Author: William Dudley
Publisher: Greenhaven Pr
ISBN:
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Marijuana from the Author: William Dudley. Reports of increased marijuana use by young people, along with efforts to legalize the drug, have led to intense debate.