It’s no secret that in Canada, marijuana is an enormous industry. It’s suspected to be British Columbia’s largest industry - although it’s hard to measure what people try to keep hidden – and there is no shortage of Calgary news stories featuring grow-ops and the police task forces who try to combat them. From the Trailer Park Boys series to the immensely popular comedy Weeds, it seems that dope and those who love it have come out of the closet (a good place to grow it, apparently!) and into the mainstream.
People who use marijuana are typically thought of as lazy, unmotivated, and above all: hungry! The stereotypical stoner is a forgetful, slow minded Bob Marley fan. But does this widespread stereotype reflect the truth about those who relish a toke? I doubt it.
This week, The Pot Book: A Complete Guide to Cannabis: Its Role in Medicine, Politics, Science, and Culture is one of the titles on our shelf of new books. It is edited by Julie Holland, M.D., and there are contributions by Andrew Weil, Michael Pollan, and several other MDs and PhDs.
Check out this book and learn about medical risks, toxicology, arrest statistics, botany, compassion clubs, and more!
This is the kind of book that will make you reconsider...wait...what was I saying?
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