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My Father the Marijuana Smuggler

Monday, April 21, 2014

Tony Dokoupil recounts his father’s rise from hippie pot dealer to multi-ton smuggler, and along the way tells the larger history of marijuana and untangles the controversies still stirring furious debate today. His memoir The Last Pirate: A Father, His Son, and the Golden Age of Marijuana is a chronicle of pot-smoking, drug-taking America from the perspective of the generation that grew up in the aftermath of the Great Stoned Age.

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Tony Dokoupil

Comments [4]

Compas from USA

Yea.. alckholol iv very bad for most peaople... I hate when child drink it... How they can do it ? http://compas.us

Apr. 22 2014 03:42 AM
TONE TANK from BROOKLYN

Damn, with business partners like these. You rat on a guy, then steal his wife.

Apr. 21 2014 06:34 PM

but alcohol, which kills a ton of people, and those addicted and going through alcohol withdrawal suffer tremendously (ask any nurse), is ok to be legal, commercialized, franchised and taxed?

Apr. 21 2014 02:37 PM

I'm with Tony...

Decriminalize - at least for small amounts - for sure but not legalize - which implies commercialized, advertised, taxed and franchised - here in the U.S.

It's a friggin' plant, after all, but a plant that can have deep psychological impact. Young, growing minds and others with predisposition to abuse ought to be protected.

Apr. 21 2014 02:02 PM

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