- Hardcover: 253 pages
- Publisher: Good Press; Hardcover edition (September 12, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0965593258
- ISBN-13: 978-0965593250
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,105,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Marijuana: Not Guilty As Charged Hardcover – September 12, 2006
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Ford's MARIJUANA: NOT GUILTY AS CHARGED, interviews more than 300 marijuana users. Shows how the history of marijuana has been distorted. -- High Times magazine September 1997
"The only thing wrong with MARIJUANA: NOT GUILTY AS CHARGED, is that it is not written in German!" -- German magazine HANF July 1998
...a valuable and honest book...a "must read" for anyone who wants to know the truth. -- William Chapin, Author, Pulitzer Prize nominee for "Wasted"
MARIJUANA: NOT GUILTY AS CHARGED, well-researched, challenging. A much needed contribution to national debates with respect to the "drug war." -- Midwest Book Review, 12-7-98
From the Publisher
Marijuana: Not Guilty as Charged, is a reference book that has been sought internationally. It presents the history of cannabis throughout the world, and exposes the lies from the federal government that have continued for more than sixty years. They continue to charge that marijuana is too dangerous to prescribe. It is still a Schedule 1 drug with heroin.
Author David R. Ford interviewed more than 300 medical and social users of marijuana for the writing of this outstanding hard cover book. If the teens that he interviewed on his popular radio show, JUNIOR JAMBOREE, when he was in high school and college, the number would exceed thousands of young and adult users of this the worlds least harmful drug. Ford lived in Hawaii for 39 years. Many of them were working for the CBS television affiliate in Hawaii. There he interviewed nationally recognized celebrities, as well as users of marijuana. Dozen's of users stories are included in this easy to read book.
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David R. Ford is so sure of the benefits of marijuana he offers a $50,000 reward to anyone who can scientifically prove marijuana is not medicine. I think this book is a must for the "non-users" of marijuana as well as the users to gain some insight into this misinformed subject. Read this book it's possible that it could help you make the quality of life better for someone you might know or for yourself.
The hysteria surrounding the war on drugs creates a climate in which it is difficult for reasonable and workable approaches to drug use reduction and user rehabilitation to be implemented even though we have examples around the world of what works and what doesn't. A neglected aspect of the war on marijuana which Ford also discusses is how the war has drastically reduced the cultivation and use of hemp, one of the most useful plants known to man.
I would highly recommend Ford's book to anyone who is interested in the truth about marijuana and wants to be empowered to make an intelligent choice about what this relatively harmless intoxicant really is all about. It would be remiss if I did not also note that one of the things that is lost because of the irrational approach to marijuana use is the medical benefits of this plant. This has been the subject of study by scientists around the world, including specialists in Jamaica, the UK, and the USA and is one of the points Ford makes in his book.