´´The authors boldly demonstrate their capacity to survey both the biological evolution and widely varied human cultures´ uses of cannabis. In doing so, they have produced a work that is thorough, globally ambitious, and carefully constructed. The extraordinary power and range of their cross-cultural perspectives are likely to elicit fresh consideration of familiar studies.´´ ?Richard Tucker, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan´´Cannabis is one of the best, if not the best history of the extraordinary plant Cannabis sativa that I have read. It is encyclopedic in its scope, painstakingly documented, and well written. A must for libraries, cannabis scholars and the growing number of readers who are interested in this remarkable plant.´´ ?Lester Grinspoon, Emeritus Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of Marihuana Reconsidered and Marihuana, the Forbidden Medicine´´This is a unique and valuable work. It aptly summarizes the voluminous literature on cannabis to bring the reader a better understanding of its origins and uses, as well as the relationship with man, its chief employer and manipulator. The authors´ experience in the subject makes them uniquely qualified to synthesize and interpret the material in a coherent manner.´´ ?Ethan Russo, President of the International Cannabinoid Research Society
Emily Post has gone to pot. As we enter the dawn of a new ´´post-prohibition´´ era, the stigma surrounding cannabis use is fading, and the conversation about what it means to get high is changing. When it comes to being a respectful, thoughtful, and responsible consumer of pot, there is a lot you need to know. In Higher Etiquette, Lizzie Post--great-great granddaughter of Emily Post and co-president of America´s most respected etiquette brand--explores and celebrates the wide world of legalized weed. Combining cannabis culture´s long-established norms with the Emily Post Institute´s tried-and-true principles, this book covers the social issues surrounding pot today, such as: * How to bring it to a dinner party or give it as a gift * Why eating it is different from inhaling it * How to respectfully use it as a guest * Why different strains affect you in different ways * How to be behave at a dispensary * How to tackle pot faux pas such as ´´canoed´´ joints and ´´lawn-mowed´´ bowls This handy guide also provides a primer on the diverse array of cannabis products and methods of use, illuminating the many convenient and accessible options available to everyone from experienced users to newbies and the canna-curious. Informative, charming, and stylishly illustrated, this buzzworthy book will make the ultimate lit addition to your stash.
Cannabis has been around for approximately 10,000 years. It has been given different names as it spread across the world, and historians speculate that many cultures added additional ingredients to the drug. For example, the Spanish called it hashish, and it was suspected to contain 50 percent opium. The medical name for cannabis is astragalus, and the term marijuana in the United States was borrowed from Spain. China was the first nation to discover cannabis and its intoxicating affects. In 2737 BC, the emperor of China claimed it had great healing effects. He wrote that it had the ability to be used as a medication for ´´gout, malaria, [and] absent-mindedness”. It would be introduced to the Muslims in 12th century Persia, which is current day Iran. Before it was banned by the Koran, it was used recreationally with alcoholic beverages. In 1545, the Spanish brought cannabis to America. Cannabis and tobacco became the main cash crops. It was used recreationally, and many products contained cannabis in them, including ´´fiber, paper, nautical use, lamp oil, food, etc”. Some medications in America were concocted with cannabis. In the 1920s, marijuana became a popular recreational drug. Historians claim that the surge in popularity was attributed to prohibition. Cannabis clubs began to surface in big cities. They were called tea pads, and there was widespread marijuana usage. Cannabis appeared in a book of medications called Pharmacopeia: A Book of Medications from 1850-1942, and it was characterized as a medication for all types of ailments. It was considered to help many illnesses, such as ´´labor pain, nausea, and rheumatism”. That reference book had a list of over 100 medical uses for cannabis. However, doctors were not certain of dosages or how to emit the substance. Why was it outlawed? This audiobook will discuss that and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lorri Heneveld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113074/bk_acx0_113074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cannabis is a weed that is grown in the wild and is able to adapt to a range of different climates. This is easily grown provided that one has followed the right steps, tips, and suggestions in providing the correct amount of sun, heat, and hydration throughout the growing stages. Although growing marijuana is quite common outdoors, indoor growing is quickly becoming an option for everyone who wishes to grow their own, in a climate controlled environment. Growers are fortunate enough in growing their own without worrying about cannabis buds attracting predators and theft. The good thing is that growing your plants indoors provides ultimate protection against all of these dangers. Apart from it, the control of the environment is entirely in your hands. Every facet of the growth process of the plant is completely adjusted and monitored. By growing marijuana indoors, the task of controlling the ambient condition and growing a healthy cannabis plant is easier than ever before. By putting up hydroponic systems and grow lights, your seedlings will grow straight from soil. With the guidelines introduced to growing potted plants, some are not presenting the right information. In this book, you will surely learn more about the things that can help you hit bigger numbers with your indoor grow. Through deep soil techniques and tried water culture and other imaginable techniques presented in this book, you will be better in sorting the things out that work the best and those that do not. For those hobbyists who are fond of growing plants indoors, this book is intended for them. This book is specifically designed for those who already have knowledge of growing marijuana, but are not reaping the results they´d like from their efforts. This book is not filled with incorrect information, it is filled with pertinent and reliable information. This book will help you get bigger yields in the end. This book discusses ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chelsea Lee Rock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059705/bk_acx0_059705_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Morphine,´´ writes Richard J. Miller, ´´is the most significant chemical substance mankind has ever encountered.´´ So ancient that remains of poppies have been found in Neolithic tombs, it is the most effective drug ever discovered for treating pain. ´´Whatever advances are made in medicine,´´ Miller adds, ´´nothing could really be more important than that.´´ And yet, when it comes to mind-altering substances, morphine is only a cc or two in a vast river that flows through human civilization, ranging from LSD to a morning cup of tea. In Drugged, Miller takes listeners on an eye-opening tour of psychotropic drugs, describing the various kinds, how they were discovered and developed, and how they have played multiple roles in virtually every culture. The vast scope of chemicals that cross the blood-brain barrier boggle the very brain they reach: cannabis and cocaine, antipsychotics and antidepressants, alcohol, amphetamines, and Ecstasy - and much more. Literate and wide-ranging, Miller weaves together science and history, telling the story of the undercover theft of 20,000 tea plants from China by a British spy, for example; the European discovery of coffee and chocolate; and how James Wolfgang von Goethe, the famous man of letters, first isolated the alkaloid we now know as caffeine. Miller explains what scientists know - and don´t - about the impact of each drug on the brain, down to the details of neurotransmitters and their receptors. He clarifies the differences between morphine and heroin, mescaline and LSD, and other similar substances. Drugged brims with surprises, revealing the fact that antidepressant drugs evolved from the rocket fuel that shot V2 rockets into London during World War II, highlighting the role of hallucinogens in the history of religion, and asking whether Prozac can help depressed cats. Entertaining and authoritative, Drugged is a truly fascinating book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017967/bk_adbl_017967_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Irony Lives, investigative satirist Paul Krassner addresses, among other things, terroists, security, Enron, and conspiracy theories. This album was recorded on February 16, 2002, at Genghis Cohen in Los Angeles. Dubbed ´´the father of the underground press´´ by People magazine, and called a ´´raving, unconfined nut´´ by the FBI, Paul Krassner is a counter-culture legend and a comic genius. According to the Los Angles Reader, ´´Krassner delivers the funniest, most intelligent social and political commentary in town.´´ Krassner, a crucial figure in the development of America´s alternate press, edited and published The Realist from 1958 to 1974, and reincarnated it as a newsletter in 1985. He began his career writing for Mad magazine and has also written articles for Rolling Stone, Playboy, Penthouse, New York, National Lampoon, High Times, The Village Voice, Mother Jones, and The Nation. He even served as editor of Hustler for a brief time. Paul Krassner is the only person in the world to win awards from both Playboy (for satire) and the Feminist Party Media Workshop (for Journalism). He edited Lenny Bruce´s autobiography, How To Talk Dirty and Influence People, and with Lenny´s encouragement became a stand-up comedian himself. For Mature Audiences Only: This program contains explicit language. You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Krassner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/arte/000009/pf_arte_000009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Teenagers drinking until they collapse; middle class consumption reaching dangerous levels with record numbers of housewives facing alcohol-induced liver disease; a wrap of cocaine costing less than a trip to the cinema; repeated links between cannabis use and mental health problems. Drinking hours have been extended and cannabis repeatedly regraded, while rehabilitation along celebrity lines is expensive and rare on the NHS.Drink & Drugs: Culture of Excess? checks in and asks if there is a quick fix. How is Britain handling societal drugs and alcohol usage? And how does this compare with abroad? Are we so different in our indulgence to the seemingly more civilised Europeans? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucy Price-Lewis, Richard Lyddon, Lisa Coleman, Stephen Pacey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pckt/000008/bk_pckt_000008_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Relieve chronic anxiety and stress naturally with marijuana. Live happy with less anxiety! Quite often marijuana gets a bad reputation both legally and culturally. However, throughout human civilization, marijuana has been used by people of all cultures to help relieve - and in some cases cure - serious pain that results from often-terminal conditions such as cancer and multiple sclerosis. Marijuana is commonly prescribed for these conditions due to its natural effectiveness and lack of serious side effects. But its application isn´t just for life-threatening conditions. It´s also a remedy for those who suffer from chronic anxiety and stress. This audiobook will help you understand what anxiety and stress are and how marijuana can provide relief and even eliminate symptoms through proper knowledge and techniques. Here are some highlights addressed in the book: What are anxiety and stress? Marijuana effectiveness against anxiety Marijuana for stress management How to use marijuana to reduce your anxiety 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037112/bk_acx0_037112_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.