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Marijuana Nation: One Man's Chronicle of America Getting High: From Vietnam to Legalization

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Roger Roffman first discovered marijuana while serving as a US Army officer in Vietnam.  From these seemingly innocuous beginnings, Roffman has been fascinated by marijuana, as a researcher, scholar, therapist, activist, and user. Ever since America's youth first marched in opposition to the war in Vietnam, pot's popularity has periodically ebbed and surged. Calls for greater, fewer, or no marijuana penalties also have swung on their own pendulum. From lobbying in Washington, to talking to doctors and nurses in oncology wards, and watching his brother struggle with addiction, Roffman has experienced the layered and complex relationship Americans have with marijuana first-hand. With one foot on each side of the fence, at times feeling at odds with both camps, Roffman is on a quest to challenge those who insist we think of marijuana as a weapon of mass destruction, as well as those who would have us see it as a harmless source of pleasure and relief.

Synopsis:

As public attitudes about pot undergo rapid change, Roger Roffman's portrait of marijuana in America rises above punditry and rhetoric

About the Author

Roger Roffman is a Professor Emeritus of Social Work at the University of Washington and has been part of a federally-funded, twenty-five year study/counseling initiative for marijuana dependent teens and adults.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781605987026
Subtitle:
One Man's Chronicle of America Getting High: From Vietnam to Legalization
Author:
Roffman, Roger
Publisher:
Pegasus
Subject:
World History-General
Publication Date:
20150315
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
20.96 x 13.97 mm

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Recovery and Addiction » Drug and Alcohol Addiction
History and Social Science » American Studies » Drugs and Culture
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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