Thursday, August 30, 2012

Smoke Signals

The culture wars in America have resulted in a war on women, a war on science and a ridiculous war on drugs. Many of these strains come together in the debate over cannabis.

While marijuana still remains illegal under federal law, more than half of all Americans have used it, it is a cash crop, generating tens of billions in untaxed revenue and the majority of the public supports its legalization. Significant numbers of states have already made it legal, even in violation of federal law.

It remains steeped in myth, and ideology, but it has proven to help people over and over again. Martin Lee takes us on a journey through the great American pot story in Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational and Scientific.

My conversation with Martin Lee:

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