Lester Grinspoon Pioneer of Cannabis Normalization Dies at 92

PHOTO Todd McCormick


Dr. Lester Grinspoon, the renowned Harvard scholar whose works boldly challenged the cannabis stigma in an era when it was deeply entrenched in American culture, died June 25 at his home in the Boston area. His passing came unexpectedly, one day after he celebrated his 92nd birthday.

His most pioneering work, Marihuana Reconsidered, was published in 1971 and was the fruit of years of research spent at Harvard Medical School. In addition to a review of the scientific literature and historical material, the book includes actual first-hand interviews with cannabis users, portrayed without prejudice — a ground-breaking notion for its time. With multiple chapters dispassionately dedicated to deconstructing the propaganda of fear, it concludes with an open call for legalization.


Read more from the source: CannabisNow.com

PHOTO Todd McCormick

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