- Drug Crazy
by Mike Gray
Random House, New York
ISBN: 0-679-43533-6 (hardback)
"Anybody who thinks the war on drugs is succeeding should read this book.
It shifts the burden of proof from the critics of existing policy to its
defenders. That is no mean achievement!"
former U.S. attorney general
- Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs and the Politics of Failure
by Dan Baum
Little, Brown and Company
ISBN: 0-316-08412-3 (hardback)
ISBN: 0-316-08446-8 (paperback)
The inside story on three decades of the so called "War on Drugs" in the U.S.A.
An absolute must read for anyone interested in the subject of drug prohibition
or simply anyone living in the U.S.A.
'You know, I've been a reporter a long time. In fact, I was a Drug War
reporter for a while at the Atlanta Constitution. Usually when
you're a reporter, you know what the story is when you start, and your
reporting is just a matter of getting all the facts and figures, quotes
and color to back it up. But when I started looking into this one,
I was just astounded. I would come home every night and would say to
my wife, You won't believe what the government can do now. You won't
believe how many people are in prison, what has happened to the Bill
of Rights and how much money we are spending. She's a journalist too and
she was skeptical. She'd say, Oh, you must have that wrong, go back and
find it again; and I would go back and find I'd gotten it right the
- Hemp and the marijuana conspiracy: The emperor wears no clothes
by Jack Herer
H.E.M.P. / Queen of Clubs Publishing
"The authoritative historical record of the cannabis plant,
marijuana prohibition and how hemp can still save the world." [from the front page]
The book that revived both the anti-marijuana prohibition movement
and the cultivation and use of industrial hemp. Jack Herer does get
a bit too excited in places, so take it with a pinch of salt...
- Marijuana reconsidered
by Lester Grinspoon, M.D.
Noted psychiatrist Dr. Lester Grinspoon methodically reviews the scientific,
medical and popular literature on the effects of marijuana.
- Marihuana, the Forbidden Medicine
by Lester Grinspoon, M.D. and James B. Bakalar
'Cogent and convincing arguments for the legalization of marijuana and its
pharmacologically active components... This book provides an excellent
overview of the subject from a medical perspective.'
Robert M. Swift, M.D., Ph.D.
New England journal of Medicine
- Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts
by Lynn Zimmer PhD, John P. Morgan MD
'This is the most accurate book on the effects
of marijuana that has appeared to date, an invaluable resource for
anyone interested in this popular drug and the question of how society
should regulate it'
Andrew Weil, MD
Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, University
of Arizona College of Medicine
Author of Spontaneous Healing and
Natural Health, Natural Healing
- Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base
Janet E. Joy, Stanley J. Watson, Jr., and John A. Benson, Jr.,
Editors; Institute of Medicine
The 1999 scientific report supported by US drug czar Barry McCaffrey that he surely wishes he'd never asked for. General McCaffrey then made the fatal mistake of ordering a study
from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the Academy of Sciences.
For about $900,000 it was to determine the facts by review existing
literature and talking to patients and doctors to determine what is
known about marijuana as a medicine. The study confirmed that marijuana has well established medical uses, does not lead to harder drugs, has a lower potential for dependence than alcohol or nicotine and it's side effects are within the range tolerated for other legal medicines. This study has basically destroyed any justification for classifying
marijuana with other drugs that are addictive or without established
medical use. See http://www.mpp.org/science.html for some quotes for details.
- Marijuana: Not guilty as charged
by Dave Ford
Good Press, Sonoma, California
An exploration of the facts on marijuana. Very readable and a good reference book.
Note: We do not recommend you break the law. The following books
are recommended for information purposes only, unless you have a
license to cultivate or perform research on hemp. If where you
live a government license is required to grow hemp / marijuana,
do not attempt to cultivate hemp / marijuana without first obtaining
that license! There are very severe penalties for illicit
marijuana cultivation in Japan, the U.S. and many other countries.
- Marijuana Grower's Guide, deluxe edition
by Mel Frank and Ed Rosenthal
Red Eye Press,
P.O. Box 65751, Los Angeles, CA, 90065-0751
$19.95 / $23.95 spiral bound
Red Eye's all time best seller. Botany, chemistry, history
and cultivation -- indoor and outdoor. This is the classic
treatise, known as the Grower's Bible. 426,000 in print. [comment by Red Eye Press]
- Marijuana Grower's Handbook (indoor/greenhouse edition)
by Ed Rosenthal
Quick American Publishing Company, San Francisco