Author, essayist and social critic Barbara Ehrenreich was also a marijuana legalization advocate who remained on NORML's Advisory Board until she died at 81 on September 1 in Virginia after suffering a stroke.
Books & Media
Allison Margolin’s tell-all "Just Dope: A Leading Attorney's Personal Journey Inside the War on Drugs" follows in the considerable footsteps of Dr. Carl Hart’s memoir-style drug policy books. It's a terrific read.
The first episode of CannectedTV's "5th Quarter," hosted by former NFL player Marvin Washington, premieres on Thanksgiving. Washington interviews fellow player Boo Williams, who recovered from a suicide attempt with the help of cannabis.
The adventures of former High Times editor Peter Gorman are chronicled in this quasi-memoir, "Magic Mushrooms in India and Other Fantastic Tales." Gorman's best known for his work in the Amazon, where he's spent the good part of the last three decades hunting for rare flora and learning from shaman.
Ed Rosenthal's latest book, the 738-page "Cannabis Growers Handbook," tops off his long career as an activist and cultivation expert, which earned him the title, "Guru of Ganja." In this excerpt, he answers the question, "Why Grow Cannabis?"