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Description - Cannabis by Martin Booth

To some it's anathema, to others it provides relief from crippling pain- to others still, it is a legal anomaly and should be decriminalized. Whatever the viewpoint, and by whatever name it is known, cannabis - or marijuana, hashish, dope, kif, weed, dagga, grass, ganga - incites debate at ever level and its impact on the world's cultures and economies is undeniable. Dating back to the Neolithic period, the history of cannabis is a tale of medical advance, religious enlightenment, political subterfuge and human rights; of law enforcement and customs officers, cunning smugglers, street pushers, gang warfare, wrtiers, artists, musicians and happy-go-lucky hippies and pot-heads.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780553814187
ISBN-10: 0553814184
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 128mm x 31mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Martin Booth

An internationally known and admired writer and biographer, Martin Booth was also an acclaimed novelist - his THE INDUSTRY OF SOULS having been shortlisted for the 1998 Booker Prize. His penultimate book was CANNABIS- A HISTORY, and he died in February 2004 shortly after completing GWEILO.

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