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ABC Announces Recipients of James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award
Date:2/21/2013

the systematization and publication of ethnobotanical information and the phytochemical data associated with it," said Dr. Bussmann. "He is also one of the most prolific and widely read authors in the field. To receive the James Duke Award is an exceptional honor to both, us as editors, and the Missouri Botanical Garden."

Medicinal Plants and the Legacy of Richard E. Schultes can be purchased for $24.95 through the ABC e-store or other online retailers.

Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational, and Scientific

Martin A. Lee , who spent three-and-a-half years researching and writing the book, is an award-winning investigative journalist and co-author of Acid Dreams: A Complete Social History of LSD – The CIA, The 60s, and Beyond (Grove Press, 1985). The publication of Smoke Signals by Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., coincided with a robust public discussion of medicinal cannabis during the 2012 election season. Currently, 18 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medicinal cannabis, and, last November, Colorado and Washington became the first states to decriminalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for personal use by adults.

"When I began writing about cannabis, I had no idea about the impressive scientific data, mainly based on pre-clinical research, that powerfully validates the experience of many medical marijuana users," said Lee.  "Public attitudes reflect conflicting claims about marijuana's potential benefits and risks. There has been a deliberate effort to create uncertainty about what the science says abo
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