To some it's the classic "gateway drug", to others it is a harmless way to relax, or provide relief from crippling pain. Some fear it is a dangerous drug with addictive properties; to others still it is a legal anomaly and should be decriminalized. Whatever the viewpoint, and by whatever name it is known, cannabis--or marijuana, hashish, dope, pot, weed, grass, ganja--incites debate at every level, and the effect it has on the cultures and economics of every corner of the globe is undeniable. .
In this definitive study, Martin Booth crafts a tale of medical advance, religious enlightenment, political subterfuge and human rights; of law enforcement and custom officers, cunning smugglers, street pushers, gang warfare, writers, artists, musicians, and happy-go-lucky hippies and potheads.
Booth chronicles the fascinating and often mystifying process through which cannabis, a relatively harmless substance, became outlawed throughout the Western world, and the devastating effect such legislation has on the global economy. Above all, he demonstrates how the case for decriminalization remains one of the twenty-first century's hottest topics.
Marijuana Medical Handbook answers these questions and any others that arise regarding the use of medical marijuana. This book takes a look at what effect’s marijuana has on the body, what illnesses is it suited for treating, how safe is marijuana, what are the real side effects, how do you obtain medical marijuana and what are the legal consequences?
Marijuana Medical Handbook answers all these questions and others that may arise regarding the honest use of medicinal marijuana. It gives a comprehensive look into the true values, effects, risks involved and ways of use. This is an honest book with reliable information for the reader.
Marijuana Botany presents the scientific knowledge and propagation techniques used to preserve and multiply vanishing Cannabis strains. Also included is information concerning Cannabis genetics and breeding used to begin plant improvement programs. The book presents scientific and horticultural principles, along with their practical applications, necessary for the breeding and propagation of Cannabis and in particular, marijuana. It will appeal not only to the professional researcher, but to the marijuana enthusiast or anyone with an eye to the future of Cannabis products.
Featuring information by more than 300 contributors--a veritable "whos who" of cannabis cultivation--this is the most complete book on the subject available. New greenhouse and outdoor growing chapters make the book one that both indoor and outdoor marijuana growers will appreciate. Van Patten Publishing
Indoor Marijuana Horticulture is the most authoritative, complete, up-to-date book on indoor marijuana cultivation available today. The New Totally Revised Edition contains over 250 photographs and drawings to illustrate the well researched text. Step-by-step guide to: Grow Rooms, Lamps & Electricity, Container Gardening, Water & Fertilizer, Hydroponics, Air, Co2, Bugs & Fungi, Cloning, Harvesting, Breeding, and Garden Calendar. This book gives simple, yet complete, written and pictorial descriptions of basic gardening techniques used to grow the largest quantity of dynamite marijuana indoors, under High Intensity Discharge Lamps, in the shortest time possible. All information contained in this book has been tested and proven successful. This book has everything an indoor grower could want to know about organic and hydroponic gardening, building a grow room, seed selection, cloning, grow lights, growing techniques, problem solving, harvesting and more. Garden calendar and weekly checklist and three case studies are the frosting on the bud!
Study the latest research findings by international experts!This comprehensive volume presents state-of-the-art scientific research on the therapeutic uses of cannabis and its derivatives. All too often, discussions of the potential medical uses of this substance are distorted by political considerations that have no place in a medical debate. Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential features fair, equitable discussion of this emerging and controversial medical topic by the world's foremost researchers.Cannabis and Cannabinoids examines the benefits, drawbacks, and side effects of medical marijuana as a treatment for various conditions and diseases. This book discusses the scientific basis for marijuana's use in cases of pain, nausea, anorexia, and cachexia. It also explores its possible benefits in glaucoma, ischemia, spastic disorders, and migraine.Cannabis and Cannabinoids examines all facets of the medical use of marijuana, including: botany history biochemistry pharmacology clinical use toxicology side effectsCannabis and Cannabinoids is a reference work that will become indispensable to physicians, psychologists, researchers, biochemists, graduate students, and interested members of the public. No other book available offers this comprehensive, even-handed look at a deeply divisive subject.
Walter Benjamin's posthumously published collection of writings on hashish is a detailed blueprint for a book that was never written--a "truly exceptional book about hashish," as Benjamin describes it in a letter to his friend Gershom Scholem. A series of "protocols of drug experiments," written by himself and his co-participants between 1927 and 1934, together with short prose pieces that he published during his lifetime, On Hashish provides a peculiarly intimate portrait of Benjamin, venturesome as ever at the end of the Weimar Republic, and of his unique form of thought.
Cannabis is at the centre of ongoing controversial and often confused debate. Opinions on its potential impact on health are sharply divided: some argue that it poses serious risks to mental health and that adolescent use may lead to psychotic illness in young adulthood, or that it acts as a gateway to hard drugs such as cocaine or opiates. Conversely, others point to alcohol or tobacco being far more harmful yet entirely legal. Cannabis and Young People aims to shed light on the current debates by reviewing all the available evidence on a range of issues relating to the use of cannabis among children and adolescents and summarizing the main conclusions in clear, jargon-free language. Areas covered include: Patterns of cannabis use; Changes in usage; Young people's views on cannabis; The potential harmful effects, including mental health problems, educational attainment, antisocial behaviour; The family and social factors that can initiate cannabis use; The progression to regular use; The effects of decriminalization; This book will be an essential read for anyone needing informed, authoritative information about cannabis and its effects.
Does cannabis really trigger schizophrenia? Is it true that cannabis is a non-addictive drug? What's the difference between hash and skunk? According to the UN's estimate, 141 million people around the world use cannabis; that's roughly 2.5 per cent of the world population. Despite these figures, there is a profound lack of knowledge about cannabis, made all the more dangerous by the changing nature of the drug itself, with much higher levels of potency being seen today than ever before. What You Need to Know About Cannabis offers accurate and objective information about the drug, allowing the reader draw their own conclusion. The book also gathers together the latest research about the effects of cannabis, particularly in relation to mental health issues. Suitable for use as a resource for teachers, parents and young people who want to know the facts about cannabis, as well as related professionals.
"Cannabis, marijuana, pot, ganja - it goes by many names -- is by far the most widely used illegal substance, and accounts for more arrests than any other drug. Barely a week goes by without this drug appearing in the newpapers, and politicians have famously tied themselve in knots, trying to decide just how to deal with this recreational drug. While there have been many drug policy books on other substances - both legal and illegal, few have focused on this drug. Cannabis Policy: Moving beyond Stalemate is unique in providing the materials needed for deciding on policy about cannabis in its various forms. It reviews the state of knowledge on the health and psychological effects of cannabis, and its dangerousness relative to other drugs. It considers patterns and trends in use, the size and character of illicit markets, and the administration of current policies, including arrests and diversion to treatment, under the global prohibition regime. It looks at the experience of a number of countries whichhave tried reforming their regimes and softening prohibition, exploring the kinds of changes or penalties for use for possession: including depenalization, decriminalization, medical control, and different types of legalization. It evaluates such changesand draws on them to assess the effects on levels and patterns of use, on the market, and on adverse consequences of prohibition. For policymakers willing to look outside the box of the global prohibition regime, the book examines the options and possibilities for a country or group of countries to bring about change in, or opt out of, the global control system. Throughout, the book examines cannabis within a global frame, and provides in accessible form information which anyone considering reform willneed in order to make decisions on cannabis policy (much of which is new or has not been readily available).
The first book in the Marijuana Tips series, this accessible guide shows indoor cultivators how to refine their gardening techniques in order to markedly improve their crops. With an emphasis on organic methods, author DJ Short addresses every aspect of cultivation, from sprouting seeds, to lighting and temperature, to harvesting and curing. He also provides a wealth of information on marijuana breeding and plant selection.
Grow like a Pro is a collection of expert articles on cannabis cultivation, from one of the leading magazines on the subject, Cannabis Culture. The featured writers are on the front lines of marijuana research and development. These premier breeders and grow experts - including Ed Rosenthal, DJ Short, Hans, and DMT - offer practical instructions that will benefit any size garden and level of experience. Information on marijuana culture around the world, including New Zealand, Australia, China, Russia, Afghanistan, and Jamaica is featured and subjects include pot potency, cloning, the wick method, and much more. The book is printed in a large format, with vivid color photographs for each article.
This book shows the reader how to grow a low-maintenance indoor marijuana garden. Easy-to-follow instructions allow the novice to harvest a quality crop with minimal knowledge or experience. This is a beginners guide to the basics of PH, EC, Growing temperatures, humidity, growing space, taking cuttings, strain choice and other things you need to know. Nothing to hard and nothing over complicated with plenty of pictures to look at and see how its done.
Often, parts of the marijuana plant such as leaf or trim are discarded because they are lower in THC content and unappetizing to smoke. The second title in the Ask Ed series, Marijuana Gold: Trash to Stash shows how to rescue these unused parts of the plant by processing them to increase concentration, or by using alternate methods of consumption to rescue them from inadvertent waste. With photographs, illustrations and his usual expertise, Ed Rosenthal tells you how to get the most mileage from a personal stash.
Marijuana hit mainstream America over 30 years ago and has been accepted by a large segment of society ever since. Despite government efforts to isolate and eliminate its use, it is more popular now than ever. Why Marijuana Should Be Legal analyzes the effects of marijuana and marijuana laws on society. The book addresses the drug's industrial and medical applications, preserving our Constitutional rights, economic costs, health effects, and sociological aspects. New and updated information includes how state officials are acting against the legalization of marijuana and how U.S. marijuana laws are based on inaccurate and outdated information. In discussing such issues and many more, the book presents clear, documented evidence for all of its conclusions. Also included is an annotated list of organizations that lobby for change of marijuana laws. "Rosenthal and Kubby offer crisp, well-reasoned arguments for legalizing marijuana."—Mike Tribby, Booklist "[A]n important contribution to the current national dialog on moves toward the decriminalization of this controversial drug."—The Midwest Book Review
Nationally recognized marijuana-policy experts Steve Fox, Paul Armentano, and Mason Tvert compare and contrast the relative harms and legal status of the two most popular recreational substances in the world--marijuana and alcohol. Through an objective examination of the two drugs and the laws and social practices that steer people toward alcohol, the authors pose a simple yet rarely considered question: Why do we punish adults who make the rational, safer choice to use marijuana instead of alcohol? Marijuana Is Saferreaches for a broad audience. For those unfamiliar with marijuana, it provides an introduction to the cannabis plant and its effects on the user, and debunks some of the government's most frequently cited marijuana myths. For current and aspiring advocates of marijuana-law reform, as well as anyone else who is interested in what is becoming a major political battle, the authors spell out why the message that marijuana is safer than alcohol must be a prominent part of the public debate over legalization.Most importantly, for the millions of Americans who want to advance the cause of marijuana-policy reform--or simply want to defend their own personal, safer choice--this book provides the talking points and detailed information needed to make persuasive arguments to friends, family, coworkers, and elected officials.
In The Ganja Complex Ansley Hamid skillfully welds together two decades of ethnographic research on marijuana in the Caribbean and the United States. Hamid juxtaposes an in-depth study of the spread of Rastafari in the 1970s with an examination of the rise of an international marijuana economy. This revisionist work departs radically from previous scholarship by identifying Rastafari, not as a messianic or millenarian cult, but as a participant in the essential functions of a community's overall economic life. It demonstrates how Rastafari has revitalized third-world economies using indigenous resources, capital, and talent, and documents the internationalization of the 5000-year-old Asian pattern of marijuana use--centered about worship of the Hindu god Shiva--that is the 'ganja complex.'
The First Rasta: Leonard Howell and the Rise of Rastafarianism - 2004
Going far beyond the standard imagery of Rasta—ganja, reggae, and dreadlocks—this cultural history offers an uncensored vision of a movement with complex roots and the exceptional journey of a man who taught an enslaved people how to be proud and impose their culture on the world. In the 1920s Leonard Percival Howell and the First Rastas had a revelation concerning the divinity of Haile Selassie, king of Ethiopia, that established the vision for the most popular mystical movement of the 20th century, Rastafarianism. Although jailed, ridiculed, and treated as insane, Howell, also known as the Gong, established a Rasta community of 4,500 members, the first agro-industrial enterprise devoted to producing marijuana. In the late 1950s the community was dispersed, disseminating Rasta teachings throughout the ghettos of the island. A young singer named Bob Marley adopted Howell's message, and through Marley's visions, reggae made its explosion in the music world.
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