Cannabis Culture in the Americas
by Caitlin Donohue
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Pub Date 05 Sep 2023 | Archive Date 30 Sep 2023
Lerner Publishing Group, Zest Books ™
Humans have used cannabis for thousands of years, since Neolithic peoples sought out its medicinal benefits.
But for the past century, its use has been largely criminalized. Stigma around cannabis has made it difficult for people of all ages to get straightforward answers about how to minimize health risks related to cannabis consumption or to understand how the plant has shaped and continues to shape society today.
In Weed: Cannabis Culture in the Americas, culture writer Caitlin Donohue crafts a comprehensive and thought-provoking review of cannabis in the Western Hemisphere. Donohue’s investigation spans from Vancouver, Canada, to Buenos Aires, Argentina, interviewing medical researchers, educators, activists, artists, business leaders, and other experts to explore the long relationship between cannabis and the human race, its almost universal prohibition in the twentieth century, and modern efforts to legalize the much-maligned plant in all its forms.
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This was an easy to read, accessible book for young adults about weed. I felt like the language used was a really good balance between being informative and educational while still seeming casual and conversational enough to not come across like a textbook and turn its audience off. I liked the way that it presented the racist history of the war against drugs, touched on the D.A.R.E program, and had real-life experiences with using medical marijuana. It was a quick, interesting read!
This was such a great book! I love that it is a read now because I have been recommending it to reviewers!
This is a very informative and accurate book about a drug that is criminalized despite the numerous health benefits with very little side effects.
This book rocks!