Smoke signals : a social history of marijuana : medical, recreational, and scientific
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New York : Scribner, 2012.
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Book
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1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Physical Desc
vii, 519 pages : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Southside - Adult  1 available
362.29 Lee

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English
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9781439102602, 1439102600

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Investigative journalist Martin A. Lee traces the social history of marijuana from its origins to its emergence in the 1960s as a defining force in an ongoing culture war. Lee describes how the illicit marijuana subculture overcame government opposition and morphed into a multibillion-dollar industry. In 1996, Californians voted to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. Similar laws have followed in several other states, but not without antagonistic responses from federal, state, and local law enforcement. Lee draws attention to underreported scientific breakthroughs that are reshaping the therapeutic landscape: medical researchers have developed promising treatments for cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's, diabetes, chronic pain, and many other conditions that are beyond the reach of conventional cures. This is a fascinating read for recreational users and patients, students and doctors, musicians and accountants, Baby Boomers and their kids, and anyone who has ever wondered about the secret life of this ubiquitous herb.--From publisher description.

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Lee, M. A. (2012). Smoke signals: a social history of marijuana : medical, recreational, and scientific (1st Scribner hardcover ed.). Scribner.

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Lee, Martin A. 2012. Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana : Medical, Recreational, and Scientific. New York: Scribner.

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Lee, Martin A. Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana : Medical, Recreational, and Scientific New York: Scribner, 2012.

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Lee, Martin A. Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana : Medical, Recreational, and Scientific 1st Scribner hardcover ed., Scribner, 2012.

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