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Offbeat Marijuana: The Life and Times of the World's Grooviest Plant

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An entertaining look at the historical, legal, political, medicinal, and social aspects of what has been called the world's most versatile plant. This fascinating tour of the marijuana universe is for friend and foe alike. Offbeat Marijuana chronicles the history of the world's most versatile plant. From its use by the Chinese in 3,000 B.C.E. to battle malaria, to the burgeoning American Hemp industry of the 17th and 18th centuries, to the politically-motivated demonization of the 1930s, to the U.S. Government's schizophrenic directive to farmers to grow "Hemp for Victory" during World War II, to its enduring presence in late-20th century popular culture, Offbeat Marijuana dares the reader to judge the true nature of this controversial plant.

Book News Annotation:

This decidedly lowbrow contribution to the literature on the marijuana debate is unimpressive in both textual and visual content; many photographs are printed in too-dark, low-contrast b&w (and, surprise, green), and many of their captions consist of such lame attempts at humor it's doubtful that they would be funny even under the influence. The body of the text itself also adopts this self-consciously "freewheeling" tone as it meanders through discussions of pot prohibition, medicinal use, and other uses of hemp.
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About the Author

Saul Rubin is a veteran journalist who wrote Offbeat Museums, also available from Santa Monica Press. A native of Brookline, MA, he is a resident of Los Angeles. He calls his most recent work "a labor of love."

Product Details

ISBN:
9781891661051
Author:
Bridges, Bill
Author:
Rubin, Saul
Photographer:
Bridges, Bill
Author:
Bridges, Bill
Author:
Allen F St Pierre
Author:
St Pierre, Allen F
Publisher:
Santa Monica Press
Location:
Santa Monica, CA :
Subject:
Psychopharmacology
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Popular Culture - Counter Culture
Subject:
Marijuana
Subject:
Marijuana in popular culture.
Subject:
American Studies; Popular Culture
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.19x8.70x2.31 in. 1.05 lbs.

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