Grass Roots

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD35335
Released: Dec 05, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781549114243
Narrator/s: Greg Baglia
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How earnest hippies, frightened parents, suffering patients, and other ordinary Americans went to war over marijuana In the last five years, eight states have legalized recreational marijuana. To many, continued progress seems certain. But pot was on a similar trajectory forty years ago, only to encounter a fierce backlash. In Grass Roots, historian Emily Dufton tells the remarkable story of marijuana's crooked path from acceptance to demonization and back again, and of the thousands of grassroots activists who made changing marijuana laws their life's work. During the 1970s, pro-pot campaigners with roots in the counterculture secured the drug's decriminalization in a dozen states. Soon, though, concerned parents began to mobilize; finding a champion in Nancy Reagan, they transformed pot into a national scourge and helped to pave the way for an aggressive war on drugs. Chastened marijuana advocates retooled their message, promoting pot as a medical necessity and eventually declaring legalization a matter of racial justice. For the moment, these activists are succeeding--but marijuana's history suggests how swiftly another counterrevolution could unfold.

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Author(s): Emily Dufton
Narrator(s): Greg Baglia
Product Number Z100131855
Released: Dec 05, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781549114229
Author(s): Emily Dufton
Product Number EB00702404
Released: Dec 05, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: #9781541697898

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