Marijuana Nation

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Marijuana Nation

One Man's Chronicle of America Getting High: From Vietnam to Legalization

By Roger Roffman

Pegasus Books, Hardcover, 9781605985466, 345pp.

Publication Date: April 20, 2014

Description

For Roger Roffman, a retired university professor, there's nothing academic in the stories told in his memoir.

It was personal when Roffman struggled with his own compulsive pot use and when he lost his younger brother to a drug overdose. It's personal when he challenges those who say marijuana is harmless.

It's personal when he asks: If criminal penalties have been ineffective in protecting young people and the public's health and safety, might a well-designed and well-regulated legal market do better?