The Great Book of Hemp

Author: Rowan Robinson
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892815418
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Health & Fitness

Explores the history of the plant and describes its applications, including its use in paper, insulation, clothing, paint, fuel, and medicine

Kava The Pacific Elixir

Author: Vincent Lebot
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 0892817267
Release Date: 1997-02
Genre: Health & Fitness

This complete guide to kava describes its centuries-long use in the religious, political, and economic life of the Pacific islands and summarizes the literature and research on a plant that is now considered a comparable or superior alternative to anti-stress prescription drugs.

Commodifying Cannabis

Author: Bradley J. Borougerdi
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781498586382
Release Date: 2018-11-19
Genre: History

This study examines the cultural history of cannabis and its various uses in the Atlantic world over the past two centuries. The author analyzes the Orientalist mindset that colored Western reception of the plant in the nineteenth century and the cultural associations that informed public perception and policy in the twentieth century.

Drugs in American Society An Encyclopedia of History Politics Culture and the Law 3 volumes

Author: Nancy E. Marion
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610695961
Release Date: 2014-12-16
Genre: Political Science

Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

Marijuana for Dopes

Author: Joseph Romain
Publisher: Warwick Pub
ISBN: 1894020979
Release Date: 2001-02-01
Genre: Psychology

Marijuana for Dopes is the fascinating history of humankind's use of pot, from warrior women and trembling kings in ancient indochina to outflaw accountants outside the M25. Read all about: What Is this Stuff? - The Secret History of Marijuana - Marijuana in Europe & the West - Religious & Spiritual Users - Medical Pot - Industrial Pot - Cannabis Culture and the New Millennium - and much more

Drugs and Development

Author: Merrill Singer
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: 1577665724
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Social Science

"In a globalized world, people, ideas, organizations, and commodities - including drugs - flow rapidly from place to place and are tied together through the market, advanced communication systems, and rapid transportation technologies. Drug distribution and use both reflect and reinforce an exploitive political economy that has connected the West with developing nations since the rise of capitalism." "Singer examines the impact of legal and illegal drug distribution and use on relations among richer and poorer nations, in particular their influence on social and economic development in the Third World. Guided by a critical perspective and drawing on his own crosscultural research in Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean, Singer analyzes drug-related developmental challenges around the world and assesses the impact of licit and illicit drug use, drug trafficking, the War on Drugs, and drug-related health consequences like HIV/AIDS."--BOOK JACKET.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
ISBN: UOM:39015023731261
Release Date: 1996-06
Genre: American literature

Insider s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 1996 1997

Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
ISBN: 0761501282
Release Date: 1995-10-25
Genre: Book editors

No other book gives aspiring authors the inside scoop on the names and specialties of acquisitions editors. This vital information makes all the difference when submitting a book proposal or manuscript by keeping writers of all genres on top of the rapidly changing world of publishing. Who's moved where, who's new to the scene, who's gone for good--it's all here in one big volume.

Iss dich jung

Author: Prof. Dr. Valter Longo
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641215927
Release Date: 2018-02-19
Genre: Cooking

Altersforscher Prof. Dr. Valter Longo gibt zum ersten Mal einen umfassenden Überblick über seine bahnbrechenden Forschungsergebnisse, wie man mit der richtigen Ernährung ein gesundes langes Leben erreicht. Er zeigt, wie man Bauchfett reduzieren, körperlich jünger werden und damit das Risiko für Krebs, Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen, Diabetes und Alzheimer senken kann. Außerdem erläutert er die positiven Effekte von Fastenphasen. Seine Longevità-Diät nutzt die heilende Wirkung der Nahrung und revolutioniert unser Verhältnis zum Essen.

The Political Economy of Narcotics

Author: Julia Buxton
Publisher: Black Point, N.S. : Fernwood Publishing Company
ISBN: UCR:31210020905574
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Drug abuse

This scholarly examination of the worldwide web of narcotics today provides students, social workers, health providers, law enforcement officers and policy makers with an up-to-date, overall exploration of the world of drugs. Vast resources are pumped into the 'war on drugs'. But in practice, prohibition has failed. Narcotics use continues to rise, while technology and globalisation have made a whole new range of drugs available to a vast consumer market. Where wealth and demand exist, supply continues to follow. Prohibition has failed to stem consumption and production, criminalised social groups, impeded research into alternative medicine and disease, promoted violence and gang warfare, and impacted negatively on the environment. The alternative is a humane policy framework that recognizes the incentives to produce, traffic and consume narcotics.

Hanf als Heilmittel

Author: Christian Rätsch
Publisher: Nachtschatten Verlag
ISBN: 9783037885116
Release Date: 2016-08-31
Genre: Health & Fitness

Seit mindestens 6000 Jahren wird Hanf als Faserlieferant, als Nahrung und Genussmittel kulturell genutzt, aber auch seine vielseitigen medizinischen Qualitäten wurden früh entdeckt. Er hatte seinen festen Platz in der pharaonischen, der assyrischen, der antiken, der islamischen und der mittelalterlichen Medizin. In der chinesischen und tibetischen Medizin werden seine euphorisierenden, antidepressiven Eigenschaften geschätzt, im Ayurveda wird er als Allheilmittel und Aphrodisiakum gepriesen. Doch auch unsere germanisch-keltischen Ahnen haben die Pflanze medizinisch genutzt. Hildegard von Bingen gebrauchte sie genauso wie Samuel Hahnemann, der Begründer der Homöopathie. In der modernen medizinischen und pharmakologischen Forschung werden nun die früheren und die ethnobotanischen Anwendungen der Hanfpflanze getestet und grösstenteils bestätigt. Dieses Buch zeichnet die Geschichte und die Bedeutung des Hanfs in den verschiedenen medizinischen Systemen und Lehren nach und gibt eine Fülle von praktischen Anwendungen und Rezepten. Mit einem Vorwort von Dr. med. Franjo Grotenhermen.


Author: Aldous Huxley
Publisher: Piper Edition
ISBN: 9783492976626
Release Date: 2017-05-29
Genre: Psychology

Huxleys Beschäftigung mit Bewußtseinserweiterung durch Drogen begann bereits in den 1930er Jahren. Moksha, ein Wort aus dem Sanskrit, bedeutet »Befreiung«. Die hier versammelten Reden, Essays, Interviews und Briefe widmen sich dem Bereich der visionären Erfahrungen und der Befreiung des Geistes. Im Mai 1953 experimentierte Aldous Huxley erstmalig mit Mescaline, bis zu seinem Tod sollten ihn Erfahrungen mit bewusstseinserweiternden Drogen begleiten. Dabei werden Bereiche der Psychologie, der Medizin, der Ökologie, der Literatur und der Politik gestreift. Was Huxley letztlich vorschwebt ist »eine Technik, die dem Menschen dazu verhilft, sein transzendentales Erlebnis in der Sphäre der ›anderen Welt dieser Welt‹ nutzbringend anzuwenden«.