Foreword by Allen F. St. Pierre. This definitive history of marijuana and hemp provides a long overdue look at the herb that has shaped the consciousness of generations. An entertaining survey of the historical, legal, political, medicinal and social aspects of what has been called the world's most verstile plant. An entertaining and provocative cultural history of pot...with many illustrations, glib boxed features, and a snappy style' - Booklist'
Saul Rubin is a veteran journalist who wrote Offbeat Museums, also available from Santa Monica Press. A native of Brookline, MA, he is a resident of Los Angeles. He calls his most recent work "a labor of love."