The Pot Book - by Julie Holland

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Leading experts on the science, history, politics, medicine, and potential of Americas most popular recreational drug

Exploring the role of cannabis in medicine, politics, history, and society, The Pot Book offers a compendium of the most up to date information and scientific research on marijuana from leading experts, including Lester Grinspoon, M.D., Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Allen St. Pierre (NORML), and Raphael Mechoulam. Also included are interviews with Michael Pollan, Andrew Weil, M.D., and Tommy Chong as well as a pot dealer and a farmer who grows for the U.S. Government.

Encompassing the broad spectrum of marijuana knowledge from stoner customs to scientific research, this book investigates the top ten myths of marijuana; its physiological and psychological effects; its risks; why joints are better than water pipes and other harm reduction tips for users; how humanity and cannabis have co evolved for millennia; the brains cannabis based neurochemistry; the complex politics of cannabis law; its potential medicinal uses for cancer, AIDS, Alzheimers, multiple sclerosis, and other illnesses; its role in creativity, business, and spirituality; and the complicated world of pot and parenting. As legalization becomes a reality, this book candidly offers necessary facts and authoritative opinions in a society full of marijuana myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes.