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Monday, March 11, 2024

Michael Johnson recommends three books on cannabis

[If you look at this blog, I hope you have noticed that the comments have been really interesting lately. Most of them should not really be taken out of context, but Michael's three book recommendations, as part of other comments for the March 7 blog post, seems to stand alone, and I decided to turn them into a blog post to make them easy to access, not least to remind me to read them. The Management.]

Three good books about cannabis

By R. Michael Johnson 

Peter Grinspoon's book from 2023, Seeing Through The Smoke: A Cannabis Specialist Untangles The Truth About Marijuana is to be recommended.

On the neurobiology of cannabis and the endocannabinoid system that is probably the master regulatory system in the body: see Cheryl Pellerin's Healing With Cannabis: The Evolution of the Endocannabinoid System and How Cannabinoids Help Relieve PTSD, Pain, MS, Anxiety, and More: it's quite readable for the intelligent layperson.

For cannabis and philosophy, I have a heavy bias toward Sebastian Marincolo's Elevated: Cannabis As A Tool For Mind Enhancement, put out by Hilaritas, with an Intro by some jackass*, but Marincolo's book is da bomb.

Read all three, digest what they have to say, then settle back with a few hits of a hybrid and try not to ponder the amount of BS that the government and industries that felt threatened by weed got far too many people to believe. The data/info/knowledge in those books couldda been common by the 1960s if there was no concerted disinformation program against this plant. (AKA Stanford professor Robert Proctor's term: agnotology: the business of creating un-knowledge) This is no small point: tens of thousands of people have done heavy time in prison for small amounts of what grandma is now scoring from her local dispensary, 'cuz it helps with her arthritis and the side effects are negligible.

Do that for a few minutes, then drop it - cannabis helps you easily to drop this kinda of anger - and just enjoy music, poetry, or movies. Or art, food and sex. Just a thought.

* [Foreword by R. Michael Johnson]


A. Candela said...

does R. Michael Johnson have a social media or website or podcast or something where I can hear his voice? he's been echoing the RAW ecosystem for me for awhile now and I'm curious what he sounds like...

Rasa said...

Yes, someone should get Hilaritas Press to do a podcast with that guy!

Eric Wagner said...

All praise Michael Johnson!