THE BOOK OF GRASS: An Anthology of Indian Hemp


Edited by George Andrews and Simon Vinkenoog, First Evergreen Black Cat Edition, Fourth Printing, 1968, Softcover. Front cover: Indian hemp and its products, marijuana and hashish -- variously known as pot, weed, reefer, boo, tea, mezz, hash, or the "grass" of the title -- is a much discussed and greatly maligned herb. This volume offers a wide range of writings about this ancient plant, its remarkable products and its long and varied history. Black cover blurb: "DON'T SMOKE IT, DON'T PLANT IT, JUST READ IT." -- The Kirkus Service In THE BOOK OF GRASS, the current campaign against Indian hemp and its products--marijuana and hashish-- is placed in the context of its centuries of use throughout the world. Among the distinguished contributors to the volume are such diverse writers as Julian Huxley and Allen Ginsberg, Henry Miller and Charles Baudelaire, Carl Jung and William Burroughs, Lewis Carroll and Arthur Rimbaud. This anthology includes a section on the present use of Indian hemp and its relation to changing mores; an assessment of its effects as compared with the effects of opium-based narcotics; details of the various laws against its possession in both the United States and other countries, and notes on the criminal black market which flourishes soley because of the herb's illegality. Condition; Very Good, clean unread copy the only flaws are a hole punched into the "SS" on the cover title and wear where the back cover was not cleanly cut.

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