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By Dale Jacquette (ed.)

The controversy at the prestige and legality of hashish maintains to realize momentum. right here, own anecdotes mixed with educational and clinical stories mix to sharpen a few of the interesting philosophical matters linked to hashish use. 

  • A frank, professionally proficient and playful dialogue of hashish utilization in terms of philosophical inquiry
  • Considers the that means of a ‘high’, the morality of smoking marijuana for excitement, the slippery slope to extra risky medicines, and the human force to change our awareness
  • Not basically comprises contributions from philosophers, psychologists, sociologists or criminal, pharmacological, and medical examiners, but in addition non-academics linked to the cultivation, distribution, and sale of hashish
  • Brings jointly a world staff of writers from the U.S., Canada, united kingdom, Finland, Switzerland, South Africa, and New Zealand

Chapter 1 A hashish Odyssey (pages 21–34): Lester Grinspoon
Chapter 2 Seeing Snakes (pages 35–49): G. T. Roche
Chapter three The hashish event (pages 50–61): Andrew D. Hathaway and Justin Sharpley
Chapter four Buzz, excessive, and Stoned (pages 65–76): Michael Montagne
Chapter five the nice break out (pages 77–89): Charles Taliaferro and Michel Le Gall
Chapter 6 hashish and the Human situation (pages 90–99): Brian R. Clack
Chapter 7 Hallucinatory Terror (pages 103–113): Tommi Kakko
Chapter eight Marijuana and Creativity (pages 114–120): Ryan E. Holt and James C. Kaufman
Chapter nine Navigating artistic internal area at the blameless Pleasures of cannabis (pages 121–136): Dale Jacquette
Chapter 10 hashish and the tradition of Alienation (pages 139–148): Mark Thorsby
Chapter eleven Reefer insanity (pages 149–161): Tuomas E. Tahko
Chapter 12 tender vs. tough (pages 162–172): Brian Penrose
Chapter thirteen “Smoking Pot does not harm an individual yet Me!” (pages 175–191): Jack eco-friendly Musselman, Russ Frohardt and D. G. Lynch
Chapter 14 Pot Politics (pages 192–213): Mitch Earleywine
Chapter 15 hashish and the nice lifestyles (pages 214–225): Theodore Schick
Chapter sixteen weak point of Will (pages 226–235): Michael Funke

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3 The government has, until very recently, refused to acknowledge that cannabis has any value, even medicinal, but there are millions of citizens who have discovered through their own experience that it has a large variety of uses they consider valuable and that the health costs are minimal. This large population of marijuana users is a subculture, one that has been present in this country since the 1960s. Three decades ago it was an open, vocal, active, and articulate culture on and off campus.

I promise, in any case, on my word of honor, that I did not make up any of these terms, but offer them for the sake of philosophical reflection on the widespread popularization of cannabis and the subculture it represents. What does it mean for something illegal that grows wild in fields to have so many nicknames? The list, itself suggestive rather than exhaustive, includes but undoubtedly is not limited to the ensuing incomplete compilation of amazing street names. Have you heard of these? Ace, Afgani, African black, airplane, Alice B.

The 65-year-old debate, which has relatively recently included discussion of its usefulness and safety as a medicine, has never been concerned with its non-medicinal uses; it is always limited to the question of how harmful it is and how a society should deal with the harm it is alleged to cause. It is estimated that 100 million Americans have used cannabis and more than 10 million use it regularly. They use it in the face of risks that range from opprobrium to imprisonment. From the time I began my studies of marijuana, 20 million citizens of this country have been arrested for marijuana offenses.

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