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Victoria writer and filmmakar Andrew Struthers will be in Vancouver on Friday, June 2, waving copies of his new book The Sacred Herb / The Devil’s Weed at its Vancouver launch, at the People’s Co-op Bookstore.

This balanced look at deadly marijuana, based on the author’s own extensive personal experience of listening to tons of stories about pot and reading a bunch of books on the subject, was released on April 20, and to acclaim, too.

“[A]n entertaining read with more serious substance to it than you might predict,” quoth the Vancouver Sun, while Victoria’s Focus magazine believes that The Sacred Herb/The Devil’s Weed is “no stoner puff piece or simplistic “marijuana good/marijuana bad” debate. In fact, the book’s flip-side structure highlights the incomplete understanding that comes from such cut-and-dried dualistic thinking.”

Both reviewers imply, without actually stating, that the book is quite humorous as well.

At the launch, Andrew Struthers will be demonstrating his amazing powers of memory by reading a passage from The Sacred Herb / The Devil’s Weed exactly as it was written!  Please join us around 8 pm Friday, June 2, at the People’s Number One Bookstore, 1391 Commercial Drive.

Meanwhile, copies can be purchased from Munro’s, Black Afg Bond, Spartacus Books, UBC Central, UVic Bookstore, the People’s Co-op Bookstorethe real Amazon, and maybe when the category buyer returns from their smoke break and gets around to placing the order, possibly even Chapters.