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By classiciconoclast@yahoo.com
On August 29, 2003

I'm the co-author of a current affairs book entitled Prescription Pot (New Horizon Press, 2003). It chronicles the life of George McMahon, one of five U.S. citizens who can legally smoke marijuana in every state. A recipient of the National Certificate of Heroism, George receives 300 pre-rolled joints each month through a little-known FDA program, to treat pain, spasms, and nausea. Prescription Pot examines the medical marijuana issue through a unique account of George's courageous struggle with death, his victorious battle with daunting federal bureaucrats, his hilarious and harrowing escapades with police officers, and his journeys in search of America. George's story is encompassed within a wild trip across four states to the Arkansas State Capitol, Elvis Presley's Graceland, and Uncle Sam's marijuana farm at Ole Miss. The book includes the landmark Montana-based clinical study on the federal marijuana patients.

Although the U.S. Government has been quietly distributing marijuana for over 20 years, federal authorities are targeting state-authorized marijuana clinics, seizing plants and patient records, and prosecuting patients and growers in ten states that have legalized medical marijuana. Now the Bush administration seeks U.S. Supreme Court authorization to revoke licenses of doctors recommending cannabis to patients. The court may decide to hear the case as early as October. If the court rules in favor of the federal government, North Carolina doctors will essentially have a "gag-order" imposed on them, even while the feds grow medical marijuana.

Would you consider reviewing Prescription Pot? New Horizon Press will gladly send a complimentary copy.

If you would prefer a feature article, George is available for interviews.

I appreciate your time and attention, and eagerly await your response.

Your Iconoclast,

Christopher Largen524 S. Carroll #121Denton, TX 76201(940) 382-9210Prescription Pot: A Leading Advocate's Heroic Battle to Legalize Medical Marijuanaby George McMahon and Christopher LargenNew Horizon Press 224 PagesISBN: 0-88282-240-3 (hc) http://newhorizonpressbooks.com/new/prescriptionpot.html

"Prescription Pot is a kick in the trance, a wakeup call for America." - Dr. John Beresford, author of The Tallahassee Project

"...a gritty and courageous tale of victory against tremendous odds, of triumph over pain and ignorance...Highly recommended." - Dr. Ethan Russo, Montana Neurobehavioral Specialist

"George McMahon fights for life with the ferocity of a lone wolf in a vast desert. His struggle on behalf of suffering Americans is inspiring." - Nathan Kohler, Media Specialist UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas


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