Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America

Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America

by Bruce Barcott

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ISBN-13: 9781618934215
Publisher: Time Inc. Books
Publication date: 10/13/2015
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 329,932
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


Bruce Barcott, a former Guggenheim Fellow in nonfiction, is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Rolling Stone, National Geographic, the Atlantic Monthly, Outside magazine, and many other publications. The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw, his critically praised true story of a woman fighting a global corporation and a corrupt government to save the world's most beautiful bird, was reviewed on the front cover the New York Times Book Review, and has been adopted as a "One Book" choice by a number of cities and colleges across the United States. His previous book, The Measure of a Mountain, earned the Washington State Governor's Award.

He lives on an island near Seattle with his wife, the memoirist Claire Dederer, and their two children.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

1 Welcome 5

2 Here Is My Permanent Record 11

3 Pot's Cronkite Moment 15

4 How We Got Here 19

5 The Long Conversation 55

6 Two Suits in a Sea of Hemp Pajamas 67

7 You Might Want to Try the Joint Next Door 81

8 I Use It Before Church 91

9 The Washington State Scramble 103

10 The Marijuana Magnate Rolls Large 115

11 And There Will Be Treats for Everyone 129

12 Day One in Colorado 135

13 This Is Your Brain on Pot 155

14 These Are Reasons to Keep It Illegal 163

15 The Schizophrenia Question 173

16 Fatter, Dumber and Sleepier 187

17 Going International 195

18 Louisiana Rain 207

19 Small Catastrophes in Colorado 227

20 At the Cannabis Cup 231

21 You Are Number 121 245

22 In My Backyard 251

23 Doctors Without Data 261

24 Edibles Are a Problem 267

25 What Can Happen If We Do It Right 277

26 Day One in Washington State 283

27 Early Data 289

28 True Compassion 293

29 Classically Cannabis 305

30 The World Changed 313

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A great read. Interesting information presented with engagement.
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Fascinating, well written--a must read.