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Weed The People

Author : Bruce Barcott
ISBN : 9781618936073
Genre : Social Science
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There is no other organization whose inner workings are more secretive than the Vatican - the spiritual and physical center - of the Catholic Church. Now, with a dynamic new leader in Pope Francis, all eyes are upon the church, as this immensely popular Pope seeks to bring the church back from the right to center, in what can almost be described as a populist stance, blurring the lines between politics, religion and culture. With topics including women, finance, scandal, and reform at the fore, never before have so many eyes been upon the church in what could be its defining moment for modern times. Now the most respected journalist covering the Vatican and the Catholic Church today, John L. Allen, reveals the inner workings of the Vatican to display the vast machinery, and the man at the helm in a way that no other writer can.The Boston Globe has stated that John L. Allen 'is basically the reporter that bishops and cardinals call to find out what's going on within the confines of the Vatican.'
Category: Social Science

Time Marijuana Goes Mainstreet

Author : Barcott, Bruce
ISBN : 9781683301646
Genre : Social Science
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Welcome to the end of the war on pot. With more landmark legislation in 2016, marijuana has continued its march toward legalization and normalization, 29 states having gone medically legal. In this updated adaptation, based on Bruce Barcott's groundbreaking book Weed the People, we look at some of the key issues surrounding pot: What benefits has it shown in treating conditions ranging from glaucoma to multiple sclerosis to PTSD? How did it come to be classified as a Schedule I drug? Who are the harvesters, investors and entrepreneurs bringing pot out of the shadows and grow rooms and into the marketplace? How does such a marketplace come to exist amid a complicated regulatory framework? Where do we go from here, at a time when states are increasingly pro-legalization but a new federal administration could change things at any time?
Category: Social Science

Killer Weed

Author : Susan C. Boyd
ISBN : 9781442696594
Genre : Social Science
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Since the late 1990s, marijuana grow operations have been identified by media and others as a new and dangerous criminal activity of “epidemic” proportions. With Killer Weed, Susan C. Boyd and Connie Carter use their analysis of fifteen years of newspaper coverage to show how consensus about the dangerous people and practices associated with marijuana cultivation was created and disseminated by numerous spokespeople including police, RCMP, and the media in Canada. The authors focus on the context of media reports in Canada to show how claims about marijuana cultivation have intensified the perception that this activity poses “significant” dangers to public safety and thus is an appropriate target for Canada’s war on drugs. Boyd and Carter carefully show how the media draw on the same spokespeople to tell the same story again and again, and how a limited number of messages has led to an expanding anti-drug campaign that uses not only police, but BC Hydro and local municipalities to crack down on drug production. Going beyond the newspapers, Killer Weed examines how legal, political, and civil initiatives that have emerged from the media narrative have troubling consequences for a shrinking Canadian civil society.
Category: Social Science

Weed Inc

Author : Ben Cort
ISBN : 9780757319891
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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If you ask a young person today about weed, what comes to mind isn''t rolling a joint or taking a bong hit, getting the munchies and chilling out. In fact, cannabis today is practically an entirely different product than what most people think it is, so before you start saying, ''What''s the big deal about legalizing weed?'' there''s a lot you should know. The chill is gone and the heat is on. In the 1970s, mellowing out with a joint and a slice of pizza was a whole different experience--you''d have to smoke about 15 joints in 1970 to get the same high as just one joint in 2017. Yet today, if you talk to people who use recreational weed, more than likely they aren''t even thinking about rolling one up--they''re thinking ''concentrates.'' Check this out: in the 1970s THC levels in cannabis were less than 4%, today it averages 25%, but in concentrates, THC levels can be as high as 80%, and that''s where the train jumps the tracks. Concentrates contain the highest levels of THC available, and they come in a whole new form: thick oils, smooth buttery substances (wax), or rock-hard like a Jolly Rancher. You don''t roll this stuff up and smoke it. In order to combust, these new forms require about 700 degrees of heat--you''d need a red-hot needle, super-heated knife, or a vaporizer made to handle that kind of heat (Did images of people smoking crack or meth come to mind? They should). There''s always room for dessert! Ah yes - the booming appetite for edibles. Super-potent. You''d have to eat a whole pan of ''herb brownies'' to get the concentration of THC that''s in today''s lollipops or gummies. How cool is that? Just ask kids--after all, they''re the target market for weed and concentrates today. Since most older consumers have been using weed for decades, they''re already on board. In Colorado, advertisements flood newspapers and billboards with two-for-ones, free samples, guest appearances by superheroes and adorable Koala spokes-bears on special days like, ''Waxy Wednesdays'' and ''Shatterdays.'' This young and growing market of kids are easily swayed by cool packaging and images like the one of Cookie Monster sharing a plate of ''special cookies,'' which is painted on the outside of a Colorado dispensary located right beside a kindergarten. Industrialization--the key to safe, regulated products. Okay, now it really is time to wake up and smell the coffee. With industrialization comes political agendas, overpaid lobbyists, big marketing budgets, and not far behind, monopolies on manufacturing and distribution. Small farmers will feel the pinch as prices soar with the domination of corporate America under the guise of good old capitalism. There goes the neighborhood. In Weed, Inc. Cort responds to statements like: It''s not addictive It''s organic It''s safer than alcohol Nobody has ever died from weed Crime will come down and the cartels will suffer Plus, he includes definitions of pertinent terms, such as: 710, 420 and 3750, dabbing, waxing, vaping, A-bomb, shatter, Budtender, ditch weed and more. We each have our own ideas of what the world of legal, recreational cannabis looks like, but more than likely, we know far less than we think we know. This seminal book will take you into the real world of legalized weed and open your eyes to topics such as: Environmental concerns (water, fertilizers, power, etc.) Medical concerns Social justice The lobby (what businesses stand to gain by this new industry) Law enforcement Organized crime FDA involvement And much more For every individual, every school and public library, and every bookstore committed to carrying the most up-to-date information on topics that affect families, government policy, industry, and social systems, this book is indispensable.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

My Life My Story You Be The Judge

Author : Herbert Lawson III
ISBN : 9781477111031
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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My Life, My Story.. You Be The Judge is a memoir of Herbert Lawson llls young and early adult life. The stories and events that youre about to read will take you on a journey of his life as a young boy from a small town called Sunrise, LA. Who would sing and talk to God to running away at the age of 14 to San Francisco. Upon his arrival Herbert would begin to see a different world in San Francisco. This new world brings a love for music to heartache and disappointment. Which in turn would lead to a lifestyle of stealing, hustling, drug dealing, prostitution and a tragic accident that you think would make him turn his life around or would it....
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Weed Science A Plea For Thought Revisited

Author : Robert L. Zimdahl
ISBN : 9400720882
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Weed scientists are confident of increasing production through agricultural technology, including herbicides, but do not must ask if the moral obligation to feed people is sufficient justification for the benefits and harms achieved. A continuing, rigorous examination of the science’s goals that leads to appropriate change is advocated. Weed scientists have a research consensus - a paradigm - Weeds must be controlled. Herbicides are the best control technology. Agriculture's practitoners should discuss the necessity and risks of their technology. Discussion must include scientific evidence and value-laden arguments.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Weed Man

Author : John McCaslin
ISBN : 9781418576462
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration estimates that Americans in the early 1970s were smoking upwards of 35,000 pounds of marijuana per day. By the time the decade drew to a close, Time magazine reported that reefer had become “the most widely accepted illegal indulgence since drinking during Prohibition.” You can thank Jimmy Moree for helping to feed America’s insatiable pot habit. Nicknamed “Jimmy Divine” for his teetotaling ways, he would become one of the most successful marijuana traffickers of the 1970s, smuggling high-grade South American weed across the tempestuous seas into North American ports of call. He was born and grew up poor in the Bahamas. That life was forever changed on a morning jog when Jimmy literally stumbled onto several million dollars’ worth of prime Colombian grass. He disposed of the weed with a little help from a law-enforcement friend and was surprised to earn over three hundred thousand dollars for his trouble. It was the first deal of many. The money was easy, and the perks fantastic. Jimmy went on to make?and give away?a fortune. And now award-winning journalist John McCaslin is telling Jimmy’s story. Several of the characters are identified by their actual names or by nicknames. Identities of others have been changed to protect the guilty. Rest assured, you’re in for a white-knuckle ride on the open seas where adventure, enterprise, and entire fortunes go up in smoke. “McCaslin brings his exceptional reportorial talent to bear in a fascinating exposé of the drug trade.” —G. GORDON LIDDY “Told in a breezy, witty style, McCaslin’s book captures moments in relatively recent Caribbean history when it was . . . possible to make a fortune by the ability to steer a boat stealthily through dangerous seas.” —MARK BOWDEN Endorsements "I'm delighted to see that John McCaslin has climbed out of his political trench in Washington long enough to set sail on this astonishing journey through the precarious Caribbean reefs, and beyond. Somehow, in typical McCaslin fashion, he manages to bring his readers back to the nation's capital in a chapter that will certainly have official tongues wagging in Washington." -- Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News and former co-host of NBC's Today "This story is so compelling . . . John McCaslin has put it all together in a way that simply made me want to just keep on reading. Wow." --Wolf Blitzer, anchor and host of the CNN newscast The Situation Room "For years everybody in Washington has turned to John McCaslin's Inside The Beltway column for the inside skinny on what is going on in our nation's capital. Now, in Weed Man: The Remarkable Journey of Jimmy Divine, McCaslin brings his exceptional reportorial talent to bear in a fascinating expose of the drug trade." --G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate figure and nationally-syndicated radio host
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Drugs In American Society An Encyclopedia Of History Politics Culture And The Law 3 Volumes

Author : Nancy E. Marion
ISBN : 9781610695961
Genre : Political Science
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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
Category: Political Science

Jack And The Weed Stalk

Author : jean guy bousquet
ISBN : 9780244915346
Genre : Fiction
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Jack and the Weed Stalk - From Hemperor to Budtender The philosophical musings of a retiree suffering from cannabis induced dementia blathering about God and evolution, the end of life, re-incarnation and the scientific god of Infinity. Jack, one day, comes across a Chinaman at the foot of a bonsai tree. The Chinaman calls it the Journey. It's not what it seems. Jack is looking at a giant weed stalk, shaped like a bonsai, reaching into heaven. Jack must decide if he'll continue the Journey toward Infinity or go back down the weed stalk and pursue his Theory of Infinity from home in a down to earth human way. Musings is a jumble of thoughts that occur to Jack, self-declared Hemperor, a retiree whose appetite for youth hasn't waned, spends his last days on the Weed Stalk as Budtender. This collection of fantasies constitutes light reading for those who inhale, heavy reading for heavy users, and controversial for virgins that don't share the Weed Attitude.
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Author : Weed Historic Lumber Town Museum
ISBN : 0738569321
Genre : History
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Weed acquired its intriguing name from its founder, Abner Weed, who began purchasing land for a mill site in the 1890s. By 1905, Weed boasted two mills, a box factory, bunkhouse, boardinghouse, cookhouse, company store, post office, and hospital. Meanwhile, on the other side of town, Thomas and Georgeanna Anna (Sullaway) Sullivan bought land for a ranch in 1898. When they divided some of their land into lots, Shastina was born, with the first building constructed in 19051906. Division Street divided the town in two, with the company town to the north and the once-rowdy town of Shastina to the south, known for its saloon-lined streets, brothels, and private businesses that allowed residents a shopping choice despite company policies.
Category: History