Thursday, September 03, 2009


There is a terrific new book about marijuana on the market, Marijuana is SAFER: So why are we driving people to drink?.

The book is wonderfully written in easy-to-read, breezy style, yet it is full of facts and very carefully documented. Steve Fox at MPP, Paul Armentano at NORML, and Mason Tvert at SAFER have done an outstanding job. It is a useful tool for families to have useful discussions about drug use.

If you are a marijuana smoker and getting hassled by someone for that fact, this book is a great tool to help put your marijuana use in context.

If you are a drug policy reform activist, this book should be read and regularly referred to. The only quibble I have with the authors is that in encouraging students to become active on their campus -- a key audience of the book -- they did not mention Students for Sensible Drug Policy. I hope that this oversight does not discourage SSDP chapters from adopting this book as a universally referred-to text.

The book has a strong foreword by Norm Stamper, the former Chief of Police in Seattle, Washington, now a prominent spokesperson for LEAP.

This is a book that I will be giving to family and friends!

Order it now on and save more than 1/3 off the cover price!

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