Drugs are NOT the Devil's Tools: A history of marijuana

Drugs are NOT the Devil's Tools

SEATTLE - Dr. David Bearman delves into the history of marijuana's illegality in his two-volume series Drugs are NOT the Devil's Tools.

Dr. Bearman as a graduate of the University of Washington's School of Medicine began his investigation in to the history of U.S. drug laws after co-founding a free clinic and organizing drug policy teaching lessons.

His novels include surprising instances of acceptance of marijuana in the 19th century as well as its descend into the sphere of social deviance. Dr. Bearman believes that it is not the effects of the drug that have actually pushed it into obscurity but instead its economic potential.


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