Peter Maguire is the author of Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade and Facing Death in Cambodia.
 (December 2018)

IN THE REVIEW

Regulate It, Man

Teenagers smoking pot, Southern California, 1979

Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America

by Emily Dufton
Emily Dufton’s timely book Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America deftly chronicles the battle over the most popular semi-illegal substance in the US. It is a story of revolution, counterrevolution, pyrrhic victories, and, now, crass opportunism. Above all, it is a cautionary tale about the unintended consequences of myopic zealotry.