Why We Published Good Medicine, Great Sex!
Dave Ford has spent much of the last 60 years amassing evidence about marijuana and the federal government's heartless and relentless war against it. In Marijuana: Not Guilty As Charged he took apart the government's case against cannabis, piece by preposterous piece. In Good Medicine, Great Sex! he tells his own fascinating story, of how marijuana primed his creativity in a variety of enterprises, how it relieved the pain of loss and illness, how it enhanced an already exciting and rewarding life.
He also tells the stories of other cannabis users: of battered spouses finding that their mates stopped beating them when they switched from alcohol to pot, of artists finding that grass expands their creativity, of lovers finding that it enhances their pleasure and sense of intimacy, of ordinary people finding hangover-free relaxation at the end of a hard day's work.
He also tells us darker stories, of harmless people branded felons for the rest of their lives, of homes and life savings ripped away, of children torn from their parents' arms, of loving couples divorced, of careers ended or aborted before they've begun, of lives wasted, lives lost.
Good Medicine, Great Sex! is Dave's life story... but he tells it for Ralph Seely, who died in needless anguish, for Dennis Hunter, who faces a long prison sentence for the crime of compassion, for Robin Pratt, who was shot to death by a SWAT team in a raid that was based on drug-related allegations that turned out to be baseless - and he tells it for Carl Sagan, and Bing Crosby, and many other productive people, famous and ordinary, who have used pot happily all their adult lives, yet fear to admit it - and, finally, for you, and anyone else who wants to know: Why has this war gone on for so long, and how we can bring about peace?