Brave New Weed: Adventures Into the Uncharted World of Cannabis by Joe DolceBrave New Weed: Adventures Into the Uncharted World of Cannabis by Joe Dolce

Brave New Weed: Adventures Into the Uncharted World of Cannabis

byJoe Dolce

Hardcover | October 4, 2016

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The former editor-in-chief of Details and Star adventures into the fascinating "brave new world" of cannabis, tracing its history and possible future as he investigates the social, medical, legal, and cultural ramifications of this surprisingly versatile plant.

Pot. Weed. Grass. Mary Jane. We all think we know what cannabis is and what we use it for. But do we? Our collective understanding of this surprising plant has been muddled by politics and morality; what we think we know isn’t the real story.

A war on cannabis has been waged in the United States since the early years of the twentieth century, yet in the past decade, society has undergone a massive shift in perspective that has allowed us to reconsider our beliefs. In Brave New Weed, Joe Dolce travels the globe to "tear down the cannabis closet" and de-mystify this new frontier, seeking answers to the questions we didn’t know we should ask.

Dolce heads to a host of places, including Amsterdam, Israel, California, and Colorado, where he skillfully unfolds the odd, shocking, and wildly funny history of this complex plant. From the outlandish stories of murder trials where defendants claimed "insanity due to marijuana consumption" to the groundbreaking success stories about the plant’s impressive medicinal benefits, Dolce paints a fresh and much-needed portrait of cannabis, our changing attitudes toward it, and the brave new direction science and cultural acceptance are leading us.

Enlightening, entertaining, and thought-provoking, Brave New Weed is a compelling read that will surprise and educate proponents on both sides of the cannabis debate.

Title:Brave New Weed: Adventures Into the Uncharted World of CannabisFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.97 inPublished:October 4, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062499912

ISBN - 13:9780062499912

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Editorial Reviews

“Dolce weaves a fascinating tale of the twisted history—and even more twisted pretzel logic—behind marijuana prohibition…Equal parts travelogue, existential discovery and historical exegesis…A well-spun narrative and a damn fun, breezy read about the ubiquitous weed…Dolce writes with clarity and expertise about the plant and its utility to mankind.”