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“With a flair for narration, Casarett seeks clarity on the issue of medical marijuana, traveling around the world to labs, clinics, and patients’ homes…. Uplifting and heartrending in turns, the book stays in a narrative groove that makes reading it as pleasurable as it is informative and thought-provoking.”
The Scientist

Stoned is an entertaining and valuable first-hand exposé on this beneficial plant.”
Culture Magazine

“This well-researched and delightfully told chronicle humanizes the medical marijuana movement in a way that should move even the most skeptical reader. A master of clever analogy, Dr. Casarett now joins Dr. Sanjay Gupta as a prominent physician helping to mainstream medical marijuana so that someday even more may benefit from its therapeutic effects.”
—Donald I. Abrams, M.D., chief, hematology-oncology, San Francisco General Hospital; professor of clinical medicine, University of California San Francisco

A physician, professor, and author, Casarett shares patient anecdotes while offering his own measured and often lighthearted look at the controversy, albeit from an informed medical perspective, describing how medical marijuana can be helpful and harmful. Politics and hype aside, what interests Casarett is whether marijuana has any real medical value….in this timely look at a contentious topic.”
– Booklist