Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Unchartered World of Cannabis
Brave New Weed, written by Joe Dolce, is a thorough well researched book into the history of cannabis from the past to the present. Dolce writes about the shifts taking place in the US and across the globe….and he is a journalist.
What is the most fascinating is how research around this feisty plant has been pushed back time and time again because of leaders in large industries such as alcohol and pharma. How did alcohol become the legal drug of choice?
Reality is that this next generation of cannabis is not about stoners but about many benefits from taking the edge off to helping cancer victims to PTSD. The positive research is just the tipping point as the legalization of marijuana across the country is coming. There is no doubt that in 10 years all the anti-cannabis rhetoric will find themselves on the wrong side of history.
This plant does more good than any of us realize and the data is there. Data is the most powerful truth I know of. I honestly have no interest in listening to people who do not believe in the benefits of cannabis unless they have used the product or quite frankly read the book.
If you are interested in where the cannabis industry is going… read this book. There is much more there than meets the joint.
I wrote a 25 page legalization of marijuana report back in high school some 20 years ago, so the topic and the plant and its “power” itself has always fascinated me. I’m going to add this book to my list, thanks for the recommendation!
I am for legalization. A lot of elderly people that are using prescriptive painkillers might be better off eating THC laced gummy bears. Problem with pot today is it is “polio pot”. Too strong. Someone needs to develop vintage 1960’s weed.
I have actually wondered what my life growing up would be if my father, when coming home from work, had had a joint to unwind. He was a bundle of nerves (and he didn’t drink except on rare holidays etc.) The other side is obviously the people (like my current inlaws) who did it in excess and had no self control from what I am told by my wife. (They had pot parties and by accident one time she drank the bong water..)I also like what @pointsnfigures:disqus says about painkiller substitution.