The revised one-volume edition of “Drugs are NOT the Devils 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.
Bearmans 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.
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