"Reefer Madness," a classic in the annals of hemp literature, is the popular social history of marijuana use in America. Beginning with the hemp farming if George Washington, author Larry "Ratso" Sloman traces the fascinating story of our nation's love-hate relationship with the resilient weed we know as marijuana. Herein we find antiheroes such as Allen Ginsberg, Robert Mitchum (the first Hollywood actor busted for pot), Louis Armstrong (who smoked pot every day), the Beatles, and more rapscallions standing up for, supporting, smoking, and politicizing the bounties of marijuana. With a new afterword by Michael Simmons, who has written for" Rolling Stone," " LA Weekly," and "High Times," on the progress of the hemp movement and the importance of medical marijuana, "Reefer Madness" is a classic that goes on.
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Author Biography - Larry Ratso Sloman
Larry Sloman, a.k.a. "Ratso," is a Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude graduate in sociology. He has written for "Rolling Stone" and was editor-in-chief of" High Times" and "National Lampoon." He collaborated with Howard Stern on the bestselling "Miss America" and "Private Parts" and is the author of a biography of Abbie Hoffman. He lives in New York City.