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Cannabis Culture: A Journey through Disputed Territory
     

Cannabis Culture: A Journey through Disputed Territory

by Patrick Matthews
 

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One of the biggest changes of recent years has been the new respectability of cannabis. In most countries it remains a serious offence to deal in this mind-altering plant, but its use has now been effectively decriminalized in Britain, and many younger people see it as no more controversial than alcohol or coffee. Patrick Matthews, an award-winning wine writer, takes

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One of the biggest changes of recent years has been the new respectability of cannabis. In most countries it remains a serious offence to deal in this mind-altering plant, but its use has now been effectively decriminalized in Britain, and many younger people see it as no more controversial than alcohol or coffee. Patrick Matthews, an award-winning wine writer, takes a multilayered look at a debate whose terms have changed in favour of greater tolerance. He meets scientists, connoisseurs, criminals and cultivators on a journey that takes him through 3,000 years of history and from Morocco's Rif mountains and Amsterdam's Cannabis Cup to New Scotland Yard and Westminster's corridors of power. This updated edition reflects the new realities of modern cannabis culture -- now more relevant than ever.

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Library Journal
This is neither a glorify-the-weed article from High Times nor an antipolemic from a neo-Nancy Reaganite. Matthews (The Wild Bunch), an award-winning British writer on wines, presents a straightforward account of what he sees as the culture of cannabis (a culture as discernible as that of wine), including its history, horticulture, politics, and place in society. Let's face it, though, the stuff is illegal in most of the world, and it's hard to write dispassionately about such a subject. So, even before the postscript, the reader knows that the author, while conceding such positions as the possibility that marijuana is a gateway to the harder stuff, is not about to advocate spraying cannabis fields with paraquat. A bit too technical in places for lay readers, a bit too British for others, this will still be a good buy for academic and larger public libraries.--Jim Burns, Ottumwa P.L., IA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
Kirkus Reviews
Legalize It: a provocative yet crisply readable and soberly researched examination of the international pro-marijuana scene, originally published in England, but well-suited to clear the smoke of American drug hysteria.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747566144
Publisher:
Bloomsbury UK
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.74(d)

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