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The King of Nepal: Life Before the Drug Wars
The King of Nepal: Life Before the Drug Wars
by Joseph R Pietri
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From the halcyon days of easily accessible drugs to years of government intervention and a surging black market, this tale chronicles a former drug smugglers 50-year career in the drug trade, its evolution into a multibillion-dollar business, and the... (read more)

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Generation RX: How Prescription Drugs Are Altering American Lives, Minds, and Bodies
Generation RX: How Prescription Drugs Are Altering American Lives, Minds, and Bodies
by Greg Critser
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Greg Critser's brilliantly incisive "Generation Rx" moves the conversation about prescription drugs to where it hits home: our own bodies. The book encourages every American who has ever taken a prescription drug to look anew at what's in the medicine... (read more)

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Marijuanamerica: One Man's Quest to Understand America's Dysfunctional Love Affair with Weed
Marijuanamerica: One Man's Quest to Understand America's Dysfunctional Love Affair with Weed
by Alfred Ryan Nerz
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Alfred Ryan Nerz is a Yale-educated author, journalist, and TV producer. He is also a longtime pot smoker who wanted to better understand the drugs use and abuse in the United States. Marijuanamerica is the story of his trek across the country, where he... (read more)

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Loaded: A Misadventure on the Marijuana Trail
Loaded: A Misadventure on the Marijuana Trail
by Robert Sabbag
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Do you think you have the balls it would take to risk your life for a million dollars? Allen Long certainly did. Balls like a bull elephant's -- with charisma and cunning in the same large measure. But he needed to know that those around him could handle... (read more)

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A Shadow in the City: Confessions of an Undercover Drug Warrior
A Shadow in the City: Confessions of an Undercover Drug Warrior
by Charles Bowden
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Joey O'Shay is a cop with a genius for the drug bust. But after more than two decades undercover, he's no longer so certain who the heroes of the drug war are, or what the fight is for. Still, he never feels so alive as when he's doing a deal. So this... (read more)

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Snowblind: A Brief Career in the Cocaine Trade
Snowblind: A Brief Career in the Cocaine Trade
by Robert Sabbag
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Called "a triumphant piece of reporting" (The New Yorker), Snowblind is an all-out, nonstop, and now classic look at the cocaine trade through the eyes of smuggler Zachary Swan. In a brief Roman-candle career, Swan served an elegant clientele, traveling... (read more)

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Cannabis
Cannabis
by Jonathon Green
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Whether you are a staunch supporter of marijuana, a passionate opponent, or somewhere in the vast in-between, one thing is for sure: there is no issue hotter than hemp. Cannabis is the first completely illustrated guide to all the ways which marijuana... (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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Buzzed: the Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs From Alcohol To Ecstasy (3RD 08 - Old Edition)
Buzzed: the Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs From Alcohol To Ecstasy (3RD 08 - Old Edition)
by Kuhn And Swartzwelder / Wilson
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Together, the first two editions of Buzzedhave sold over 120,000 copies'"and now the authors have revised and updated the book to include the most recent discoveries about drugs, including new information on the energy drinks craze, prescription drugs... (read more)

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Super Charged: How Outlaws Hippies & Scientists Reinvented Marijuana
Super Charged: How Outlaws Hippies & Scientists Reinvented Marijuana
by Jim Rendon
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Marijuana has been illegal in the United States since 1937. Yet, thanks in large part to a loosely connected underground world of breeders, dealers, and smokers, there are currently more than 2000 varieties available. And since 1996, when California... (read more)

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Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution
Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution
by Doug Fine
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To anyone that has been paying attention for the past few decades (or can recall the lessons of alcohol prohibition), it is rather evident that the War on Drugs has been not only a dismal failure but also a tremendous waste of lives and resources. This... (read more)

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Shroom a Cultural History of the Magic Mushroom Uk
Shroom a Cultural History of the Magic Mushroom Uk
by Andy Letcher
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Did mushroom tea kick-start ancient Greek philosophy? Was Alice's Adventures in Wonderland a thinly veiled psychedelic mushroom odyssey? Is Santa Claus really a magic mushroom in disguise? The world of the magic mushroom is a place where shamans and... (read more)

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Saying Yes
Saying Yes
by Jacob Sullum
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A nationally syndicated columnist and Reason magazine editor presents a damning portrait of how politicized government agencies, antidrug activists, and a naive national media have exaggerated the public's fears of the harmful effects of recreational... (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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Drug Crazy: How We Got Into This Mess and How We Can Get Out
Drug Crazy: How We Got Into This Mess and How We Can Get Out
by Mike Gray
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Over the last fifteen years, American taxpayers have spent over $300 billion to wage the war on drugs--three times what it cost to put a man on the moon. In Drug Crazy, journalist Mike Gray offers a scathing indictment of this financial fiasco... (read more)

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Marijuana Nation: One Man's Chronicle of America Getting High: From Vietnam to Legalization
Marijuana Nation: One Man's Chronicle of America Getting High: From Vietnam to Legalization
by Roger Roffman
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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... (read more)

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Marijuana as Medicine: The Science Beyond the Controversy
Marijuana as Medicine: The Science Beyond the Controversy
by Alison Mack
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"Marijuana As Medicine?" will also be a valuable resource for policymakers, health care providers, patient counselors, medical faculty and students - in short, anyone who wants to learn more about this important issue.... (read more)

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Getting Ghost: Two Young Lives and the Struggle for the Soul of an American City
Getting Ghost: Two Young Lives and the Struggle for the Soul of an American City
by Luke Bergmann
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"[Bergmann] chronicles the drug trading, the risks and rewards, and the demarcations between the city and suburbs even as he witnessed suburbanites come into the city to buy drugs." ---Booklist "Not just illustrative and emotive, this pummeling... (read more)

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Howard Marks Book of Dope Stories
Howard Marks Book of Dope Stories
by Howard Marks
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In this text, celebrated drug smuggler Howard Marks has collected together all of the unpublished material sent to him over the years from drug users, traffickers, smugglers, and prisoners - people from all walks of life. Also included are selections... (read more)

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Next Stop: Growing Up Wild-Style in the Bronx
Next Stop: Growing Up Wild-Style in the Bronx
by Ivan Sanchez
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Beyond the safety of New York City's news headlines, andlt;iandgt;Next Stopandlt;/iandgt; is a train ride into the heart of the Bronx during the late eighties and early nineties at the height of the crack epidemic, a tumultuous time when hip-hop was born... (read more)

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