Smoke Signals
Smoke Signals
A Social History of Marijuana
Martin A. Lee



This is the great American pot story, a dramatic social exploration of a plant that sits at the nexus of political, legal, medical, and scientific discourse. From its ancient origins, to its cutting-edge therapeutic benefits, to its role in a culture war that has never ceased, marijuana has evolved beyond its own illicit subculture into a dynamic, multibillion-dollar industry. Since 1996, when California voters approved Proposition 215, dozens of state and local governments across the country have circumvented federal authority to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. Mining the plant's rich botanical properties, medical researchers are now develop­ing promising marijuana-based treatments for cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, chronic pain, and many other conditions. Martin Lee, an award-winning investigative journalist, examines this complex landscape where legal ambiguity meets scientific breakthrough in a panoramic, character-driven saga.

Title Smoke Signals
Subtitle A Social History of Marijuana
Author Martin A. Lee
Publisher Scribner
Title First Published 13 August 2013
Format Paperback
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 1439102619
ISBN-13 9781439102619
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $18.00
 


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