Richard Davenport-Hines: Drugs
2 November 2000
Show More The Science of Marijuana by Leslie Iversen.
Oxford, 278 pp., £18.99, April 2000, 0 19 513123 1Show More
Drug Diplomacy in the 20th Century: An International History by William McAllister.
Routledge, 344 pp., £16.99, September 1999, 0 415 17989 0Show More
The Control of Fuddle and Flash: A Sociological History of the Regulation of Alcohol and Opiates by Jan-Willem Gerritsen.
Brill, 278 pp., €52, April 2000, 90 04 11640 0Show More
Drugs and the Law: Report of the Independent Inquiry into the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 Police Foundation, 148 pp., £20, March 2000, 0 947692 47 9Show More
“... is even more opposed to it (except, it seems, when used by Shadow Cabinet colleagues and other supposedly ‘educated, articulate people’). Anslinger was lying. In The Science of Marijuana, LeslieIversen has produced the most authoritative and up-to-date scientific assessment of the medical uses of cannabis now available. He recalls that cannabis was recommended for the treatment of constipation ...”