Walterville, Oregon (PRWEB) October 13, 2012
Michael R. Aldrich, Ph.D., the author of the first doctoral dissertation on cannabis in the United States, Marijuana Myths and Folklore (1970; editor of the first pot ’zine, The Marijuana Review, 1968-1973; organizer of California Marijuana Initiative (1972); executive director of CHAMP medical marijuana community center, San Francisco (2001-2002); and co-founder of the San Francisco Patient and Resource Center (SPARC), (2010-present), offers huge praise for Chris Bennett’s monumental work, Cannabis and the Soma Solution, published in 2010 by TrineDay, a small publisher in Oregon.
"I’ve enjoyed this book immensely—a masterful investigation of religious intoxication cults from ancient India, Persia, Asia Minor, Scythia, and Europe. Refuting R. Gordon Wasson’s theory that Soma of the Vedas was Amanita muscaria mushrooms, Bennett shows that Soma was probably a mixture of cannabis, ephedra and poppy (confirmed by Sarianidi’s archaeological discoveries in Bactria), and he traces the uses of cannabis as a sacrament through many ancient cultures. This is a must-read for everyone interested in the ancient history of drugs."
Michael Aldrich, PhD.,
Mr. Bennett is available for limited interviews, please contact Kris Millegan at 1.800.556.2012 or publisher(at)trineday(dot)net