Van Nuys, CA: AH HA Publishing, 1998. 11th Edition. Quarto, publisher's illustrated stiff paper wraps.
“If all fossil fuels and their derivatives, as well as trees for paper and construction were banned in order to save the planet, reverse the Greenhouse Effect and stop deforestation; then there is only one known annually renewable natural resource that is capable of providing the overall majority of the world's paper and textiles; meet all of the world's transportation, industrial and home energy needs, while simultaneously reducing pollution, rebuilding the soil, and cleaning the atmosphere all at the same time... and that substance is – the same one that did it all before – Cannabis Hemp...Marijuana!” At the advice of his friend "Captain" Ed Adair, Herer compiled an extensive array of notes on the history of cannabis and hemp as well as their uses as a renewable resource and as a drug. This book has continued to act as a definitive place for first-source information of reportage, comics, scientific studies, ephemera and legal documents, charting the long and arduous battle for the legalization and reintroduction into medical research of marijauna. Jack Herer’s writing on the topic is simultaneously concise and laid-back and, with each ongoing edition, has remained contemporary to the issues. Some wear to extremities. Very good. Item #1883