Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational and Scientific by Martin A. Lee, 2012
Recipient of ABC’s James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award for 2012 in the consumer book category; read the review in HerbalGram.
A serious look at the role that cannabis has played in American history, both culturally and economically, and the laws regarding its ongoing prohibition. Addresses underreported scientific breakthroughs that suggest promising treatments for cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, chronic pain, and many other conditions that are beyond the reach of conventional cures, including the discovery of a nonpsychoactive component of marijuana that protects the brain against alcohol poisoning, stimulates adult stem cell growth, and shrinks malignant tumors. Hardcover, 519 pages.