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)

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Regulate It, Man

Teenagers smoking pot, Southern California, 1979

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

by Emily Dufton
One of the few issues that many Americans can agree on in 2018 is, improbably, marijuana legalization. Pot is now legal in thirty-three states and Washington, D.C. In April, John Boehner, the former Republican Speaker of the House, made the rounds of the morning TV talk shows to announce that …