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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
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Paperback, 509 pages
Published 1968 by Signet Books (NY) (first published January 1st 1960)
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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
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Erik Graff
Oct 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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Recommended to Erik by: no one
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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
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Sara Gray
This was a surprisingly interesting (and still relevant) collection of essays, scientific papers, and short stories concerning good old MJ circa 1966. While I skipped the lengthy resources on tax laws and police records, I learned a lot while reading the rest, particularly on the early years of MJ prohibition in the 30's. The best were Terry Southern's short story and many of the early, circa 1800s essays about hashish.
Alan
Mar 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
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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