Reefer Madness: The History of Marijuana in America. By Larry Sloman. First Edition, First Printing. Bobbs-Merrill. New York, 1979.

$60.00

Larry “Ratso” Sloman is a notable American journalist whose works primarily focus on twentieth century music, arts, and the counterculture. For many years, he wrote columns in Rolling Stone, Creem, and other notable magazines. He also published a famous account of Bob Dylan’s 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour. Yet perhaps his most lasting contribution is Reefer Madness: The History of Marijuana in America. It is a popular social history of cannabis usage, one that manages to be comprehensive and accessible. It is also one of the earliest popular non-fiction titles to speak directly to changing demographics of Marijuana usage in the United States. It is especially notable for being published at a time when the drug’s prohibition was fully established. While Sloman is undoubtedly a marijuana enthusiast, his prose and chosen details avoid sounding propagandist. Instead, he uses factual recountings and testimonials to emphasize the changing attitudes toward marijuana in the twentieth century.

This first edition, first printing is in very good condition. In the original faux leather, near-fine with only minor bumping. Text block fine. In the original dust jacket, very good with only minor rubbing, creases, and closed tears.

A very good first edition of Reefer Madness, an important popular history of Marijuana in America.

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Reefer Madness: The History of Marijuana in America. By Larry Sloman. First Edition, First Printing. Bobbs-Merrill. New York, 1979.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in