skip to content
Cannabis : a history Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Cannabis : a history

Author: Martin Booth
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"In this 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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Booth
ISBN: 0312322208 9780312322205
OCLC Number: 224247248
Description: xii, 354 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The fragrant cane --
2. Out of the land of mulberry and hemp --
3. A fibre of all seasons --
4. The shrub of emotion, the morsel of thought --
5. Myths and murderers --
6. The herb Pantagruelion --
7. A La Mode Du Hachisch --
8. The pastor's son from Poughkeepsie --
9. Cannabis R[subscript x] --
10. Loosening the girders of the soul --
11. Conventions, commissions and contraband --
12. Mary Jane, cockroaches and the blues --
13. When the legend became fact, print the legend --
14. New York, New York --
15. Star-buster --
16. Dora, bebop and the vipers of London --
17. The beats --
18. Turning on, tuning in and riding the bus --
19. Ashrams and the agents of change --
20. The times they were adjusting --
21. Island in the sun --
22. Swinging in London, stoned in Amsterdam --
23. The universal friend --
24. The balm of hope --
25. The industry of dreams and dollars --
26. Fudge, counter-fudge and the future.
Responsibility: Martin Booth.
More information:

Abstract:

"In this 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."--BOOK JACKET.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/224247248>
library:oclcnum"224247248"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/224247248>
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdfs:seeAlso
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/845744>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Cannabis--Law and legislation"
schema:name"Cannabis--Law and legislation."
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:author
schema:bookEdition"1st ed."
schema:copyrightYear"2003"
schema:datePublished"2003"
schema:description"1. The fragrant cane -- 2. Out of the land of mulberry and hemp -- 3. A fibre of all seasons -- 4. The shrub of emotion, the morsel of thought -- 5. Myths and murderers -- 6. The herb Pantagruelion -- 7. A La Mode Du Hachisch -- 8. The pastor's son from Poughkeepsie -- 9. Cannabis R[subscript x] -- 10. Loosening the girders of the soul -- 11. Conventions, commissions and contraband -- 12. Mary Jane, cockroaches and the blues -- 13. When the legend became fact, print the legend -- 14. New York, New York -- 15. Star-buster -- 16. Dora, bebop and the vipers of London -- 17. The beats -- 18. Turning on, tuning in and riding the bus -- 19. Ashrams and the agents of change -- 20. The times they were adjusting -- 21. Island in the sun -- 22. Swinging in London, stoned in Amsterdam -- 23. The universal friend -- 24. The balm of hope -- 25. The industry of dreams and dollars -- 26. Fudge, counter-fudge and the future."
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/876041>
schema:genre"History"
schema:genre"History."
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Cannabis : a history"
schema:numberOfPages"354"
schema:publisher
rdf:typeschema:Organization
schema:name"Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press"
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/224247248>
schema:reviewBody""In this 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."--BOOK JACKET."
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.