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Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational and Scientific
Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational and Scientific
by Martin A Lee
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This is the great American pot story, a dramatic social exploration of a plant that sits at the nexus of political, legal, medical, and scientific discourse. From its ancient origins, to its cutting-edge therapeutic benefits, to its role in a culture war... (read more)

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Your Brain Is God
Your Brain Is God
by Timothy Leary
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This collection of essays, written by the poster boy of 1960s counterculture, describes the psychological journey Timothy Leary made in the years following his dismissal from Harvard, as his psychedelic research moved from the scientific to the religious... (read more)

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Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond
Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond
by Martin A Lee and Bruce Shlain
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Few events have had a more profound impact on the social and cultural upheavals of the Sixties than the psychedelic revolution spawned by the spread of LSD. This book for the first time tells the full and astounding story — part of it hidden till... (read more)

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The Great Book of Hemp
The Great Book of Hemp
by Rowan Robinson
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Hemp, Cannabis sativa, has been called the world's most versatile plant. Materials made from hemp fiber have been discovered in tombs dating back to 7000 B.C. During the Middle Ages hemp was used to treat fevers, insomnia, and malaria. Columbus's ships... (read more)

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Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town
Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town
by Nick Reding
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The bestselling book that launched meth back into the nation's consciousness. Based on Reding's four years of reporting in the agricultural town of Oelwein, Iowa, and tracing the connections to the global forces that set the stage for the meth epidemic... (read more)

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S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.
S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.
by Ruben Castaneda
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During the height of the crack epidemic that decimated the streets of D.C., Ruben Castaneda covered the crime beat for the Washington Post. The first in his family to graduate from college, he had landed a job at one of the countrys premier newspapers... (read more)

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Reefer Madness: The History of Marijuana in America
Reefer Madness: The History of Marijuana in America
by Larry Ratso Sloman
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Reefer Madness, a classic in the annals of hemp literature, is the popular social history of marijuana use in America. Beginning with the hemp farming if George Washington, author Larry Ratso Sloman traces the fascinating story of our nation's love-hate... (read more)

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I Am the Market: How to Smuggle Cocaine by the Ton, in Five Easy Lessons
I Am the Market: How to Smuggle Cocaine by the Ton, in Five Easy Lessons
by Luca Rastello
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A page-turning account of the international cocaine trade, presented as five lessons in how to move tons of the drug across borders Forget about cocaine concealed in false-bottomed suitcases or swallowed in ovules resistant to gastric juices. When... (read more)

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Leaving Dirty Jersey: A Crystal Meth Memoir
Leaving Dirty Jersey: A Crystal Meth Memoir
by James Salant
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With his nickname, Dirty Jersey, tattooed on the inside of his left forearm, James Salant wanted everyone to know he was a tough guy. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; At the age of eighteen, after one too many run-ins with the cops for drug possession, he... (read more)

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Psychedelics
Psychedelics
by Peter Stafford
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Provides a framework for understanding the enormous amount of information available on psychoactive substances. Stafford relays the history, botany, chemistry, physical and mental effects, forms, sources, and preparations of LSD—the most potent and... (read more)

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Pill Head: The Secret Life of a Painkiller Addict
Pill Head: The Secret Life of a Painkiller Addict
by Joshua Lyon
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"Joshua Lyon preferred opiates, America's fastest growing addiction, and in this enlightening and harrowing pill by pill tour, he maps the secret trades that are taking place in every workplace, gym, bar, and neighborhood. With Pill Head, he... (read more)

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Growgirl: The Blossoming of an Unlikely Outlaw
Growgirl: The Blossoming of an Unlikely Outlaw
by Heather Donahue
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The star of the international cult sensation The Blair Witch Project shares the high points of living on a marijuana farm post- Hollywood. At age thirty-four, Heather Donahue's life went to pot. Literally. After starring in The Blair Witch Project-the... (read more)

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Cooperation with Drug Transit Countries of Illegal Drugs
Cooperation with Drug Transit Countries of Illegal Drugs
by Rosen
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This work collects Congressional Research Reports and reports from the US Government Accountability Office from the past two years, on factors that inhibit counter-narcotics efforts in Central and South America, especially factors of limited... (read more)

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Drunken Monkey : Why We Drink and Abuse Alcohol (14 Edition)
Drunken Monkey : Why We Drink and Abuse Alcohol (14 Edition)
by Theodore Robert Dudley
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Alcoholism, as opposed to the safe consumption of alcohol, remains a major public health issue. In this accessible book, Robert Dudley presents an intriguing evolutionary interpretation to explain the persistence of alcohol-related problems. Providing a... (read more)

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Weedopedia: A Totally Dank A-Z Reefer Reference
Weedopedia: A Totally Dank A-Z Reefer Reference
by Will B High
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The follow-up to the bestselling "Weeds," this A-to-Z reference to all things cannabis is packed with information and illustrations every stoner should know.... (read more)

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Fixing Drugs: The Politics of Drug Prohibition
Fixing Drugs: The Politics of Drug Prohibition
by Sue Pryce
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In this unique and engaging book, Sue Pryce tackles the major issues surrounding drug policy. Why do governments persist with prohibition policies, despite their proven inefficacy? Why are some drugs criminalized, and some not? And why does society care... (read more)

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The Strength of the Wolf: The Secret History of America's War on Drugs
The Strength of the Wolf: The Secret History of America's War on Drugs
by Douglas Valentine
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The Strength of the Wolf presents for the first time a definitive history of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN) from its birth in 1930 until its wrenching termination in 1968. Carefully and extensively documented, the book is based largely on... (read more)

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The Curious World of Drugs and Their Friends: A Very Trippy Miscellany
The Curious World of Drugs and Their Friends: A Very Trippy Miscellany
by Adriano Sack
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You're sitting at a bar with friends, and the conversation hits a lull. Someone excuses herself to get the next round and buy some time. But you don't need it, because you've read The Curious World of Drugs and Their Friends and you're loaded with an... (read more)

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Busted: Stoned Cowboys, Narco-Lords, and the Failure of Washington's War on Drugs
Busted: Stoned Cowboys, Narco-Lords, and the Failure of Washington's War on Drugs
by Mike Gray
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Thirty years ago Richard Nixon called drugs "the modern curse of youth" and launched the modern "War on Drugs" as we know it. Thirty years later, even the conservative National Review has said, "The War on Drugs has failed." Spanning three decades... (read more)

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Decline of Substance Use Young (Research Monographs in Adolescence)
Decline of Substance Use Young (Research Monographs in Adolescence)
by Jerald G Bachman
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This book is intended as a thoughtful extension to Bachman et al.'s well-received monograph Smoking, Drinking, and Drug Use in Young Adulthood. That volume showed that the new freedoms of young adulthood lead to increases in substance use, while the... (read more)

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