The Marijuana Papers
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Editor's Foreword: The Marihuana Myths by David Solomon Introduction by Alfred R. Lindesmith
The Pleasant Assassin: The Story of Marihuana by Norman Taylor The Marihuana Problem: Myth or Reality by Alfred R. Lindesmith Marihuana: A Sociological Overview by Howard S. Becker
Becoming a Marihuana User
Marihuana Use & Social Customs
The Marihuana Tax Act
Bhang & Alcohol: C...more
Paperback, 509 pages
Published 1968 by Signet Books (NY)
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notgettingenough

A potted history.

I keep getting mails from Methodist Ladies College asking me to be a mentor. Apparently their current flock will benefit from my life experience. The first time I got this message I took it to heart, pen to paper and scribbled away, only to sit back to reread what I’d been writing at some point and it was like this. ‘What to do after you’ve spent all your rent money on dope…’ Not ‘Don’t spend your rent money on marijuana’, for example, which I imagine is pretty sound advice. Nup...more
Erik Graff
Aug 14, 2011 Erik Graff rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Every spring Dad gave me the choice of getting a job or going to summer school. With the exception of the last one spent at home, when worries of paying for college dominated, I chose summer school. Freshman year it was Biology, sophomore year it was Public Speaking...

Don Martello, the Communication teacher, was generally popular and I was afraid of speaking in front of groups, so the choice was clear. His method of teaching mostly consisted of having us select areas of research, then report bac...more
Alan
A weird mixture of a book - the subtitle explains: an Examination of Marijuana in Society, History and Literature - contains studies of marijuana and its effects, historical papers on its use from ancient times to now (now being 1968), reports from the likes of Baudelaire (on the Club de Hachichins), De Quincy, excerpts from Ludlow's mid 1800s treatise The Hasheesh Eater and then 1960s writers like Timothy Leary, Ginsburg and Bowles. Burroughs has a chapter entitled: 'Points of distinction betwe...more
Lysergius
Pretty dull stuff. No attempt to look at the long term effects.
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