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Drugs Are Not The Devil’s Tools

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The revised edition of “Drugs are NOT the Devil’s Tools” by Dr. David Bearman is an enlightening exploration into the history of drugs and the inception of U.S drug laws. This well-researched, thought-provoking work critiques current drug policies, offering a compelling argument for their complete overhaul. This comprehensive 462-page read critically evaluates the efficacy of these laws, their impact on marginalized groups, and presents a case for a shift from a criminal justice to a harm reduction approach.


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The revised one-volume edition of “Drugs are NOT the Devil’s Tools” presents a captivating, well-illustrated, and meticulously researched exploration into the intricate history of drugs, the inception of U.S drug laws, and the crucial medicinal attributes of marijuana. Authored by Dr. David Bearman, the book reveals how motives of prejudice and avarice, frequently camouflaged as moral imperatives, have spawned a wholly dysfunctional drug policy.

Bearman’s work critically evaluates the effectiveness of these drug laws, exposing how they have served to further marginalize already discriminated-against groups, while failing entirely in other aspects. The narrative traces the pattern of demonizing drugs and their users, from the Middle Ages to the present, as a tool employed against various groups based on ethnicity, religion, or nationality.

The book demonstrates that mind-altering and addictive substances have been a part of every civilization throughout history. It also underlines the significant medical properties of cannabis recognized thousands of years ago, along with the medicinal use of other prohibited substances like opium and coca, and the now legally accepted substances, alcohol, and tobacco.

This updated edition spans a period from 2657 B.C.E to the present day, offering an expansive overview of our relationship with drugs. Dr. Bearman presents a compelling argument for a complete overhaul of current drug policies. His logical propositions for a transition from a criminal justice to a harm reduction approach to U.S. drug policies offer a highly relevant insight into a contentious issue.

The book is independently published and written in English. It is a comprehensive read of 462 pages and has a paperback format. The book dimensions are 8.5 x 1.05 x 11 inches, and it weighs 2.88 pounds.



David Bearman MD

Dr. David Bearman is one of the most clinically knowledgeable physicians in the U.S. in the field of medicinal marijuana. With a career spanning 40 years, he has made significant contributions to substance and drug abuse treatment and prevention programs. A pioneer in the free and community clinic movement, Dr. Bearman's extensive career encompasses public health, administrative medicine, primary care, pain management, and cannabinology. Among his many roles, he served as the Co-Director of the Haight-Ashbury Drug Treatment Program and as a member of Governor Reagan’s Inter-Agency Task Force on Drug Abuse. He has also been a consultant to Hoffman-LaRoche, Santa Barbara County Schools, and the National PTA, and has been recognized with the Humanitarian Recognition Award by the Santa Barbara Medical Society. Dr. Bearman is the author of "Drugs Are NOT the Devil’s Tools: How Discrimination and Greed Created a Dysfunctional Drug Policy and How It Can Be Fixed" in two volumes.
With 50 years of professional experience in the field of medical cannabis, Dr. Bearman's work has continued to evolve. He has remained a significant figure in the substance and drug abuse treatment and prevention field, pioneering the free community clinic movement. His involvement in various county Drug Abuse Technical Advisor Committees and consultation roles has further strengthened his position as a leading expert. In addition to his contributions to the medical field, he has also authored "Cannabis Medicine: A Guide to the Practice of Cannabinoid Medicine" and a revised edition of "Drugs are Not the Devils’ Tools."
Dr. Bearman's influence extends beyond his writing and medical practice. He is featured in the documentary "Medical Cannabis and Its Impact On Human Health" and has appeared in several Netflix films. His commitment to educating the public about cannabis and its medical applications is evident in both his professional career and his contributions to the broader cultural conversation on this subject. As the former Executive Director of the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine, Dr. Bearman's expertise continues to shape the understanding and utilization of cannabis in modern medicine.


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