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(1969). The Book of Grass: An Anthology of Indian Hemp. George Andrews and Simon Vinkenoog (Eds.). New York: Grove Press, 1967. ix + 242 pp.. Psychoanal. Rev., 56C(3):488.

(1969). Psychoanalytic Review, 56C(3):488

The Book of Grass: An Anthology of Indian Hemp. George Andrews and Simon Vinkenoog (Eds.). New York: Grove Press, 1967. ix + 242 pp.

The editors bring together “A wide variety of personal accounts of experiences induced by Indian Hemp,” from its earliest recorded historical mention to the present day. They are frankly biased in favor of the free use of marijuana as a constructive psychedelic experience and make their point by a process of conscious selection. If one wishes to be convinced that marijuana should be as freely available as chewing gum then this is the book. The objective reader would look in vain for material dealing with the pathological possibilities of marijuana. It is as if a book on alcohol contained only material on its social usefulness and its poetic mentions without concerning itself with its easy abuse and social problems.

It is to be noted that several major contributions of a more balanced tone are not even mentioned, such as die Mayor's Committee on Marijuana and the study by Freedman and Rockmore. Its appeal is strictly to the aficiando.

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