The debate on the status and legality of cannabis continues to gain momentum. Here, personal anecdotes combined with academic and scientific reports combine to sharpen some of the fascinating philosophical issues associated with cannabis use. This book: A frank, professionally informed, and playful discussion of cannabis usage in relation to philosophical inquiry Considers the meaning of a high, the morality of smoking marijuana for pleasure, the slippery slope to more dangerous drugs, and the human drive to alter our consciousness Not only incorporates contributions from philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, and legal, pharmacological, and medical experts, but also non-academics associated with the cultivation, distribution, and sale of cannabis Brings together an international team of writers from the United States, Canada, UK, Finland, Switzerland, South Africa, and New Zealand 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002804de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´The authors boldly demonstrate their capacity to survey both the biological evolution and widely varied human cultures´ uses of cannabis. In doing so, they have produced a work that is thorough, globally ambitious, and carefully constructed. The extraordinary power and range of their cross-cultural perspectives are likely to elicit fresh consideration of familiar studies.´´ Richard Tucker, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan´´Cannabis is one of the best, if not the best history of the extraordinary plant Cannabis sativa that I have read. It is encyclopedic in its scope, painstakingly documented, and well written. A must for libraries, cannabis scholars and the growing number of readers who are interested in this remarkable plant.´´ Lester Grinspoon, Emeritus Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of Marihuana Reconsidered and Marihuana, the Forbidden Medicine´´This is a unique and valuable work. It aptly summarizes the voluminous literature on cannabis to bring the reader a better understanding of its origins and uses, as well as the relationship with man, its chief employer and manipulator. The authors´ experience in the subject makes them uniquely qualified to synthesize and interpret the material in a coherent manner.´´ Ethan Russo, President of the International Cannabinoid Research Society
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Nate Norman, 18-jähriger Schulabbrecher aus Idaho und Typ ´ewiger Looser´, hängt mit seinem Kumpel Topher in Kanada ab. Überrascht vom dort so lässigen Umgang mit Cannabis, genießen die zwei Kiffer ein paar berauschte Tage und lernen Cannabis-Züchter John kennen. Um ihre Taschengeld aufzubessern, beschließen Nate und Topher, Marihuana über die kanadische Grenze zu schmuggeln und den Stoff beim Dealer ihres Vertrauens zu verticken. Schnell entwickelt sich aus ihren anfänglich kleinen Schmuggeleien ein millionenschweres Marihuana- Geschäft und die beiden leben wie Könige: heiße Girls, harte Waffen und Kohle ohne Ende.
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