This book is a fun and comprehensive guide to the history, science and culture surrounding marijuana.
In nine chapters, the reader is taken from the ancient world to the modern, and shown how the history of cannabis and humanity are intertwined. The medicinal uses of marijuana are explained, as are the industrial aspects of the plant.
In one chapter, every major study into the effects of cannabis is summarized. Another chapter covers the belief that Moses and Jesus were users of the herb, and profiles a number of pot-friendly religious groups.
For someone who is just starting down the green path, and who wants to find out the basics of where this plant comes from and why it is so important, this book is the perfect place to start.
From Mongolia to Amsterdam, Nepal to Des Moines, this book covers everything the educated toker should know about the history and uses of their favorite herb.