Marijuana Research Test Subject Finds 'No Compelling Reason' to Illegalize Marijuana

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"No Compelling Reason," by William Boudreau is now available wherever books are sold.

No Compelling Reason by William Boudreau

In 1970, Harvard University conducted the largest publicly-sponsored marijuana research experiment in U.S. history. The results of the experiment were reported in the study, “Marijuana: A Signal of Misunderstanding,” and reincarnated into one test subject’s insider story, "No Compelling Reason."

It was the first marijuana experiment to use civilian subjects; only a revolutionary experiment resulting in cold, hard scientific facts could convince policymakers to alter existing drug laws and criminal codes.

William Boudreau was one of these test subjects. "No Compelling Reason" is Boudreau’s firsthand recollection of a test that reveals marijuana as a modern pharmacological tool that boasts creativity and assists the research for self-identity.

"No Compelling Reason" takes on the ageless controversy of marijuana legalization, bringing life to major scientific viewpoints and university studies, and weaving in the emotional, psychedelic experiences of the young smokers themselves.

Cannabis cures the afflicted without the danger of addiction. After centuries of professional research, all major studies agree: There is no compelling reason to persecute someone for using marijuana. So why is it still illegal in so many states?

About the Author

William Boudreau was one of 20 human subjects in the Harvard experiment, Marijuana: A Signal of Misunderstanding. He holds a B.A. from the University of Minnesota and has worked as a reporter for several Minneapolis magazines. He is the author of A Green Fisherman Never Caught a Brown Trout: Essays on Minnesota Ecology (Brule, 1991) and Recipes for Clean Water, A Homeowner’s Stormwater Survival Guide (Brule, 1999). He currently lives in Minneapolis, MN.

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