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"This is a beautifully written account from the front lines of a struggle between a federal drug war complex determined to keep demonizing marijuana and the growing movement of patients and doctors who have found marijuana to be a valuable medicine. Voters in California and many other states have strongly supported the patients. The moving stories in this book show why."
-Craig Reinarman,co-author of Crack in America: Demon Drugs and Social Justice
"Chapkis and Webb offer a well-written exposition of the polemics involved in the medical marijuana controversy. . . . Chapkis and Webb have skillfully intertwined abstract concepts with "real life" experiences that exemplify the costs and benefits of the medical marijuana drama."
"Dying to Get High: Marijuana as Medicine is an important and accessible book—not heavy on academic jargon, but rather lively and engaging, like a true detective novel—with a broad appeal to those interested in the medical potential of cannabis, an end to the drug war and grass roots activism."
"Offering nuance in the place of slogans, Dying to Get High tells an inspiring story of the tactics and philosophies of a little-understood health movement."
"Offers a fascinating look at medi-pot, medi-pot patients, and the state of the nation’s drug laws, a must-read for every pot-law reformer."
"A thought provoking portrait of a Santa Cruz cannabis collective."
-The Chronicle of Higher Education
"Their book offers an important overview of a public policy matter that is certain to become more significant in the coming years."
-SocietyBooks of Note
"The authors offer a compelling take on the political and cultural debates that surround this issue."
"Chapkis and Webb’s new book provides a human element to the history, pharmacology, psychology, and politics of medical marijuana in a way that no other work has. The book is as riveting as a detective novel, as informative as a textbook, and as moving as a romance. I loved reading it and sure wish I’d written it."
-Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D. ,Author of Understanding Marijuana
"Chapkis and Webb have done a masterful job in describing the intricacies of the drug debate and offer brilliant analysis on a complex and controversial subject. Both baby boomers and the current teenage population will find this book important and compelling reading."
-Terry Williams,author of Crackhouse: Notes from the End of the Line
"Emphasis here is on the human experience—extensive interviews provide a unique look at the day-to-day issues faced by chronic and terminally ill patients who find relief through the marijuana that is grown and distributed to them at no cost. WAMM’s history, philosophies, and relationship with local officials are also examined."
A book that appears to be clearly written by those who have an interest in banning the public's right to freedom of medicinal choice, except under controlled parameters. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Scintilate
Very informative book my kiddo needed for a research project. She learned a lot of info from this book herePublished 20 months ago by Diane
This is an interesting book, with some great observations on the issues surrounding medical marijuana use. Read morePublished on March 12, 2011 by Shellayla