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Author Sloman, Larry.

Title Reefer madness : the history of marijuana in America / Larry "Ratso" Sloman ; introduction by William S. Burroughs ; afterword by Michael Simmons.

Imprint New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    362.295 SLO    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed.
Description xiii, 447 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Contents ch. 1. Early heads -- ch. 2. Killer weed heads north: enter Mr. Anslinger -- ch. 3. Bureau responds -- ch. 4. Gore file -- ch. 5. Marihuana Tax Act hearings of 1937 -- ch. 6. Mighty mezz and the Brooklyn kid -- ch. 7. Bureau retreats -- ch. 8. Marijuana finds a voice -- ch. 9. Jazz musicians' pogrom -- ch. 10. Little flower meets the Swedish angel -- ch. 11. Allen Ginsberg versus the Moloch Bureau -- ch. 12. Gumshoe remembers Harry -- ch. 13. Mary Warner leaves the ghetto -- ch. 14. Short vacation in Hollidaysburg -- ch. 15. Smoke, dolling, smoke -- ch. 16. Amotivational in suburbia -- ch. 17. Dealer's lament -- ch. 18. Only semi-legal pothead in America -- ch. 19. Cottage industry -- ch. 20. Aborted pie-kill -- ch. 21. Jack Cohen is normal -- ch. 22. Man behind the pie -- ch. 23. Old guard retreats -- ch. 24. Moloch revisited -- ch. 25. Pendulum swings back -- ch. 26. In the bunker with the last straight in America -- ch. 27. Ambush at the Calvert Café.
Summary From the Publisher: Reefer Madness, a classic in the annals of hemp literature, is the popular social history of marijuana use in America. Beginning with the hemp farming if George Washington, author Larry "Ratso" Sloman traces the fascinating story of our nation's love-hate relationship with the resilient weed we know as marijuana. Herein we find antiheroes such as Allen Ginsberg, Robert Mitchum (the first Hollywood actor busted for pot), Louis Armstrong (who smoked pot every day), the Beatles, and more rapscallions standing up for, supporting, smoking, and politicizing the bounties of marijuana. With a new afterword by Michael Simmons, who has written for Rolling Stone, LA Weekly, and High Times, on the progress of the hemp movement and the importance of medical marijuana, Reefer Madness is a classic that goes on.
Subject Marijuana.
Drug abuse -- United States -- History.
Drug abuse -- United States.
ISBN 0312195230 (pbk.)
9780312195236 (pbk.)

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