- Publisher: IANOS
- Author: GRIVAS KLEANTHIS
- Release year: 2017 (latest version)
- Pages: 232
- GREEK language
- For millennia, cannabis has played a key role in human survival as a source of energy, nutrition and clothing, as well as a healing and euphoric means. But for sixty years it has been under persecution as a threat to its existence. Until 1937, humanity used cannabis to meet many needs of daily life. After 1937, selfish self-appointed “protectors” of society from drugs reduced it to “ultimate evil” and imposed a ban on its cultivation and the persecution of its users.How was it possible, in a few years, to transform from a blessing into a curse a plant that until the middle of the 19th century was one of the largest agricultural crops on the planet and an important raw material for the world production of the means of meeting many needs of everyday life? This crucial question requires an answer, which cannot be infinitely hindered by the combined political and economic interests behind the cannabis ban and the persecution of its users.
Grivas Kleanthis Author, Translator, Contributor, Illustrator Kleanthis Grivas (1944) is a psychiatrist-neurologist, doctor of Psychiatry at the Medical School of AUTh. He studied Medicine and Sociology and is a contributor to many magazines and newspapers, including Eleftherotypia (until 4.2.2002). He was the author of the “Report on Drugs” of the Special Committee of the Medical Association of Thessaloniki (1986).