- Paperback: 472 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (November 15, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312195230
- ISBN-13: 978-0312195236
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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Reefer Madness: A History of Marijuana 1st Edition
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“Reefer Madness expertly and entertainingly charts the course of the killer weed from Colonial hemp crops to the present proliferation of pot as the biggest underground industry since bootleg booze.” ―Playboy
“Everything you always wanted to know about the history of grass in America--but were too stoned to ask.” ―Gene Schoenfeld, M.D. ("Dr. Hip"), author of Dear Dr. Hippocrates
“Ounce of ounce, Reefer Madness packs more highs than a pound of sinsemilla.” ―Frank Fioramonti, NORML board of directors
“The most objective, definitive book ever written on pot.” ―Pitt News
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Praise for Reefer Madness:
"Reefer Madness expertly and entertainingly charts the course of the killer weed from Colonial hemp crops to the present proliferation of pot as the biggest underground industry since bootleg booze." --Playboy
"Everything you always wanted to know about the history of grass in America--but were too stoned to ask." --Gene Schoenfeld, M.D. ("Dr. Hip"), author of Dear Dr. Hippocrates
"Ounce of ounce, Reefer Madness packs more highs than a pound of sinsemilla." --Frank Fioramonti, NORML board of directors
"The most objective, definitive book ever written on pot." --Pitt News
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The last two thirds of the book are transcribed discussions the author has with a variety of middle-class Jewish people about the 40's, 50's, and 70's. No minorities or working class people are interviewed. The 60's are hardly discussed. Marijuana culture outside of America is barely talked about. For a sociologist, a very narrow slice of America is investigated.
Simply put, this is not a comprehensive history of marijuana in the world or America. It is a good history of early marijuana hysteria and laws. Everything else is better viewed as a 200 page slice of life of the middle class' view of marijuana in the late 70's. I was hoping for more history and looks at cultures other than Americans from 35 years ago.