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The Sacred Herb / The Devil's Weed

by (author) Andrew Struthers

New Star Books
Initial publish date
Apr 2017
Anecdotes, Flowers
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Jul 2020
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The Sacred Herb / The Devil's Weed is informative and even enlightening, but above all, it's a hilarious look at a humble plant that has entertained, inspired, and occasionally terrified so many for so long. Andrew Struthers directs his "brilliant madness" towards the ambivalent nature of marijuana, once the target of "reefer madness" hysteria and now available for quasi-legal purchase at dispensaries on every other block (at least in some jurisdictions). One side of this double paperback answers all your questions about the world's most misunderstood plant, from how the bikers of the Stone Age spread it across Europe to why it makes music sound better. The other side is a non-stop trip as Struthers weaves together true stories from 100 friends of marijuana-inspired misadventures. The result is a book that "inverts expectations, giving your skull a little shake so that things come a little unstuck and can settle back in a slightly new way" (Focus Magazine). With Canada poised to join several U.S. states in finally re-legalizing marijuana, The Sacred Herb / The Devil's Weed is your liferaft in the coming sativa tsunami.

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Contributor Notes

Andrew Struthers was accused of being "a Canadian version of Hunter S. Thompson" (Vancouver Sun) on the merits of his most recent memoir, Around the World on Minimum Wage (2014). His other books include The Last Voyage of the Loch Ryan (2004) and The Green Shadow (1995). He is at least as well known as his films, which include The Magic Salmon, TigerBomb: A Symphony in Dynamite, and Spiders on Drugs.

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