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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 488 pages
  • Publisher: Good Press (July 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0965593207
  • ISBN-13: 978-0965593205
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,588,969 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dave's fascinating life confirms my own discovery: if you think you need Viagra, you haven't tried cannabis! -- Keith Stroup, founder and executive director of The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

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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?


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Raymon D. Ford on February 24, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I wouldn't normally read a book on marijuana. I questioned whether marijuana had medical value. I must admit, the title of author David R. Ford's newest book caught my attention: 'Good Medicine, Great Sex! How Marijuana Brought Me Creativity, Passion, and Prosperity'. It is so different from what the government propaganda says, I bought a copy. I'm so glad I did. The 50 plus years of true-life adventures of a man who has
interacted with thousands of medical and social users of cannabis, kept me reading.
This courageous book by a cancer survivor, and former broadcaster with CBS television in Hawaii, has convinced me that the government is lying about this herb. The author makes the medical value clear, and with excellent reference notes. Now I believe that no one should go to prison for having
cannabis in their possession. You will learn why the government and big business keep this virtually harmless plant illegal. Everyone should read this book who wants to know the true reason why this plant is kept illegal!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sue Hunter on January 26, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I throughly enjoyed David Ford's new book Good Medicine Great Sex. The author has found the perfect balance of information on the history of marjuana prohibition and attention grabing experience of his over fifty years of using marjuana to enhance his productive life.
I was glued to every page wondering whether I would be giggling inside from the unbelievable and creative stunts David would pull to achieve his goal or have tears pouring from my eyes from the dramatic losses he has had to endure.
I recomend this book not just because it will captivate you as the reader but also because you get a unique perspecive on how and why Marjuana is illegal from someone who has lived through all of it's changes for the last fifty years.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Eric T. on September 18, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I picked up "Good Medicine, Great Sex!" before leaving on a flight from San Francisco, California to Rome, Italy. I decided to read the first few pages before going to sleep. I didn't stop until I had finished it. The trip across the Atlantic seemed to pass in minutes.
I loved this book. Dave Ford definitely knows how to grab people's attention. The title alone will probably attract many readers, but word-of-mouth and positive buzz will really launch "Good Medicine, Great Sex!" I think it will go on to even greater popularity than his previous work, "Marijuana: Not Guilty As Charged" (which I thoroughly enjoyed). Mr. Ford has always been way ahead of his time. Young people throughout the world share his opinions on the medical benefits of cannabis and its harmlessness for social use. I certainly will never think about it the same way! The U.S. government has conditioned us to think of marijuana as a narcotic as deadly and dangerous as heroine and cocaine. It should look to Europe for guidance. In The Netherlands, government-grown marijuana may be purchased in pharmacies for maladies ranging from glaucoma to cancer to AIDS-related illnesses. Britain, Belgium and Luxembourg are in the process of passing similar laws. I hope the U.S. will one day follow suit.
Mr. Ford's books have finally allowed me to think about cannabis objectively. Anyone who still believes the myth that marijuana is a narcotic with no medical value must read "Good Medicine, Great Sex!"!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By marti dewolfe, law enforcement against prohibition on January 12, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I WISH EVERY AMERICAN COULD READ THIS BOOK! David Ford's eloquent and often hysterically funny life story tells us all we need to know. We bought into LIES for over three decades! WHY NOT LEGALIZE, TAX and REGULATE cannabis? DAVE FORD DESERVES A MEDAL for his refreshing candor and his extraordinary courage. His Mother's uncommon wisdom, and his appreciation for her, touched me deeply. BUY THIS BOOK! I guarantee you'll enjoy it. ** This reviewer is a retired (reformed?) 'drug warrior' - now a public speaker - deeply scarred by her own role in DRUG PROHIBITION, and our government's hypocracy. Drug prohibition is a nightmare...but every cloud has a SILVER LINING ~~ David Ford is positively a RAY OF LIGHT in these dark days of PROHIBITION. THANK YOU DAVE FORD! signed MARTHA DEWOLFE, speaker, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition LEAP.CC misterjebediah@cswebmail.com
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on December 14, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Good Medicine, Great Sex! is the personal and iconoclastic memoir of David R. Ford in which he unashamedly proclaims the virtues of marijuana for creativity, medicine, pleasure, and sexual enhancement. Sharply denying the government's strict anti-cannabis stance, and framing the his own illustrious, successful, and high-profile life with great acknowledgment for marijuana's beneficial herbal powers, David Ford is intriguingly unrepentant in its advocacy in behalf of marijuana usage. This along with wonderful anecdotes of his personal encounters with Gary Cooper, Don HO, Bing Crosby, Henry J. Kaiser, Groucho Marx, Wayne Newton, Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Cab Calloway, Liberace, and Jonathan Winters, make Good Medicine, Great Sex! good autobiography and great reading!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Beto Cruz on January 2, 2004
Format: Hardcover
David Ford's book reads like a James Bond tale of intrigue. From humble lifeguard beginnings, through Hollywood illuminatti, sexcapades and fast-track adventures, David shows compassion and concern for the Average Joe's right to smoke and be free. A long time advocate of legal and safe use of marijuana, this book is not a polemic but a story of one man's journey. A great read and a great romp.
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