(4), 51, 46, 34 pp. seemingly unpublished research study on marijuana usage in three sections, the first covering the history of marijuana use with aggregated data from various locations throughout the world, both historical and contemporary; the second covering the specifically American experience with marijuana including its distribution throughout the population, effects of usage, and mechanisms for control; and the third addressing research strategies in the areas of public health, law, macro-sociology, deviance, personality and economics. Scholarly notes and references including bibliographic information. Not illustrated. Slight toning, some pencil notations from previous owner. Included are several laid-in articles and drafts. 4to. Plastic spiral comb binding. Some slight soiling and staining to covers and page edges. New York (Center for Studies in Substance Use, New York Medical College Dept. of Psychiatry) n.d. (circa 1968).
This study advocates for further research in hopes "this information could serve as the factual basis for a more rational, humane and effective approach to the marijuana situation in this country." Overall, the suggestion offered by the report is one of a global, intersectional approach to marijuana research, more in-tune with present day attitudes towards the drug and its usage. Also notable is co-author Alfred M. Freedman, a former president of the American Psychiatric Association, who oversaw the removal of homosexuality from the list of mental illness diagnoses in 1973. Very scarce; as of November 2019, we could not locate a single listing for this title on WorldCat. Book ID: 50367