As cannabis reforms sweep the nation, it is clear the U.S. has reached a pivotal point in the marijuana dispute. Martin A. Lee’s new book Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana—Medical, Recreational and Scientific provides an unprecedented history of the controversial plant.
“Hallelujah and glory be to Smoke Signals, Martin Lee’s bodacious new book, which chronicles everything and everyone worth chronicling in the annals of marijuana—from our nation’s first president who grew it; to our nation’s first Drug Czar who aimed to kill it; to Cheech & Chong, who made it hysterically funny…”
The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) is pleased to announce this year’s James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award recipients. The recipient in the popular and consumer books category is Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana—Medical, Recreational, and Scientific by Martin A. Lee.
Marijuana legalization is a beginning, not an end. When residents of Colorado and Washington voted to legalize the adult use of cannabis, it felt like a momentary rush of sobriety in a country dazed by decades of anti-marijuana hysteria. But what comes next?
With the voters in Washington and Colorado legalizing marijuana, Martin A. Lee argues that the war on pot may be over — and good riddance to decades of bad science, scare-mongering, and harsh laws.
The misnamed Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) recently produced a “fact sheet” entitled, Everything You Need to Know About CBD, that seeks to justify the continued prohibition of cannabis by misinforming the public about cannabidiol and THC.