By John Charles Chasteen
Beginning with the normal “outbreak” of the Nineteen Sixties, Chasteen reveals successive layers of marijuana’s historical past. Written with perception, readability, sophistication, and solid humor, this deeply trained paintings discusses the cultivation of hashish and its many varieties, together with hemp, one of many world’s relevant fiber plants. After a journey of Latin the USA, Africa, India, and the Muslim global, Chasteen concludes that not like alcohol marijuana has regularly flourished open air the mainstream. Its imperative clients were inventive outsiders of many kinds—mystics, artists, musicians, unfastened thinkers, and religious seekers—as good as negative workers attracted through its economical. Marijuana, it sort of feels, is a mind-expanding drug in the end, and Chasteen explores its wealthy historical past with eye-catching insight.
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Getting High: Marijuana through the Ages by John Charles Chasteen