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Weed

James Borrowdale


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ISBN: 9780143774327
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  • Paperback
    $25.90
PUBLISHED: 2nd July 2020 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9780143774327

Publisher Description

'I just closed my eyes and drifted away. I drifted away to the music but I don't think I'd ever experienced anything quite so soothing and magical. It was like I was in a magical space. It was beautiful.'

  • Jim Mahoney, reformed drug addict

Pot, Mary Jane, dope, skunk, grass, hash, green, hooch, herb, ganja, reefer. New Zealand loves weed.

It's the most popular illegal drug in our country and third most popular drug overall, behind alcohol and tobacco, yet it also represents a troubled relationship.

In Weed, award-winning journalist James Borrowdale dives in deep to understand why, meeting a fascinating cross-section of New Zealand along the way - a nineteenth-century nun who allegedly grew pot, a bystander to the Mr Asia syndicate, a convicted heroin dealer turned criminologist, people both using and offering the drug for medicinal relief, politicians and law-makers old and new.

What's revealed is an engrossing, heady and sometimes surprising account of New Zealand and weed.

Fusing insightful, personal stories with analysis and historical research, Weed lays out the facts as they are - about an issue that can no longer be ignored.

Author Biography

James Borrowdale is an award-winning journalist and travel writer, and the former online editor of VICE New Zealand. His essays and features have appeared in Metro, North & South, the Sunday Star-Times, Kia Ora, The Spinoff and VICE, among many other publications.

Weed is James's first book. He lives in West Auckland.

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A fascinating journey through the life and times of cannabis in New Zealand.

Product Details

Author
James Borrowdale
Pages
288
Publisher
Penguin Group (NZ)
Year
2020
ISBN-10
0143774328
ISBN-13
9780143774327
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2020-07-02
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Subtitle
A New Zealand Story
Short Title
Weed
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade