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‘Marijuana is Safer’ Book Bomb Today!

Edit: As of 10:00 pm Central, it’s up to #17, and now they’ve dropped the price a buck to $8.97. If you haven’t bought it yet, that’s an incredible price.

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Buy this book today on Amazon.com: Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? by Steve Fox, Paul Armentano, and Mason Tvert (just click here or on the image above). Hopefully, if enough buy it today, it’ll push up the sales ranking for today and a drug policy reform book will get ranked #1 (or very high).

Will it work? Who knows. But it’s a good book to get anyway. Norm Stamper said he couldn’t put it down. Check out the reviews by Mike Gray, Alex Kreit, Barbara Ehrenreich, Nadine Strossen, Gary Johnson, Mark Stepnoski, David Sirota, Gregory T. Carter, Jennifer Michael Hecht, Mitch Earleywine, Rob Van Dam, and David Boaz,

Better yet, the price is right. $10.17 at the time this was written. It’s also available for Kindle.

I’m buying a copy today, so why don’t you?

Maybe, just maybe, it’ll rocket up on the Amazon sales rankings, and then that’ll catch some media attention, and a whole lot of people will buy and maybe even read the book who don’t pay a lot of attention to drug policy reform. Then maybe, just maybe, they’ll say “Hey, wait a second. I thought marijuana was really bad and dangerous and stuff. Were they lying to me all this time? I suppose I should listen to what those dirty druggie hippies have been saying all along about drug policy reform…”

Plus, it’s a good book to have on your coffee table to start a conversation when Aunt Mildred comes to visit.

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16 comments to ‘Marijuana is Safer’ Book Bomb Today!

  • It’s an amazing price so I’m definitely getting my copy from Amazon. With these people it’s likely to be well argued and balanced.

    That said I really hope I’m wrong, abyssmally wrong even.

    Truth be told I don’t really like the title and it looks very “cannabis-centric”, and I just can’t shake the feeling that this approach has been tried before with meager effects.

    Harms and risks are like one thing, the choice of political solution another. Knowing the risk profile is nice, so is knowing HOW cannabis is dangerous. Yet, the ideal policy does not logically follow from a mechanistic analysis of harms.

    Thinking as a political person I’m more like “who gives a rat’s hiney about risks? There are always risks, but our job is to identify the proper political response to the problem.”

    Much more here where I’ve posted as “malkavian”:

    http://www.alternet.org/drugreporter/141993/burning_questions_for_the_authors_of_%27marijuana_is_safer%27/

    Sorry for the criticism, but I can’t really help myself …

  • ezrydn

    Having one book that makes everyone happy will never surface. The question is, is the present book a good book?

    Ordered mine this morning.

  • Thank you for the plug Pete. Marijuana Is Safer is presently #402 on Amazon — and rising! Thank you to all who have ordered and I look forward to your feedback.

  • Carol

    I ordered my book. I am going to have it with me in hopes of starting conversations and I’m sure I will enjoy reading it as well.

    A lifetime of seeing the effects of persecution of people who choose to use an herbal has led me to the conclusion that ending cannabis prohibition is the most urgent need of our time. People are, after all, denied health care as a result of cannabis use, as well as being criminalized and incarcerated.

  • Actually, #199 now!

    Amazon.com Sales Rank: #199 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)
    Popular in these categories: (What’s this?)
    #1 in Books > Professional & Technical > Medical > Administration & Medicine Economics > Health Policy
    #1 in Books > Nonfiction > Law > Family & Health Law > Medical Law & Legislation
    #1 in Books > Science > Medicine > Administration & Policy > Health Policy
    Would you like to update product info or give feedback on images?

  • ezrydn

    We’ve pushed it a long was in a very short time. The rest of you who haven’t order, get that order in. We’ll got the rest of the day to drive it up.

  • DdC

    One click shopping…
    Just think when Amazon sells doobies with one click.
    Good reviews.
    My Ganja book case is gonna need more shelves.

  • Buc

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/new-releases/books/ref=sv_b_2

    Right now it’s up to #16 on the new release list. Great job everyone!!

  • Bob smith

    It’s number 32 at 3:20PM (central)

  • ezrydn

    It’s #14 at 4:30pm, CST.

  • # 22 at 4:45 PDT. Hell of a push y’all…

    I’m pinching pennies these days, buying food and gas, nuttin’ else. But this… I’m buying a copy as I type here.

  • #20 in books, #12 in new releases

  • […] ‘Marijuana is Safer’ Book Bomb Today! […]

  • Sukoi

    I generally don’t read “books”… I do most of my reading on-line but I certainly purchased this one for at least two reasons; the authors are just awesome and so is the message. The “book bomb” incentive was certainly there as well…

  • DdC

    8:40pm Pac
    List Price: $14.95
    Price: $8.97

    Amazon.com Sales Rank: #17 in Books

    #1 in Books > Science > Medicine > Administration & Policy > Health Policy
    #1 in Books > Professional & Technical > Medical > Administration & Medicine Economics > Health Policy
    #1 in Books > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology

    Featured Bestseller #17