A Leading Advocate's Heroic Battle
to Legalize Medical Marijuana
by George McMahon and Christopher Largen
George McMahon, afflicted with pain, spasms and nausea from the treatment of a rare terminal disease has, despite his personal trial, become one of the leading crusaders for the legalization of medical marijuana. One of only six United Sates citizens given the substance by the little known "Uncle Sam's Marijuana Farm," George fights to bring similar relief to people suffering from such illnesses as glaucoma, cancer, hepatitis C, multiple sclerosis, trauma and spasms who can be helped by prescription pot.
From the steps of state capitols and presenting his case before the Supreme Court, to testifying before Congress and appearing on local and national media, McMahon carries on his arduous struggle.
The recipient of the Certificate of Heroism, given to him by former first lady Nancy Reagan, now reveals his unique, courageous journey and sounds a call to arms for those who would join his ongoing battle to legalize medical marijuana. This compelling story puts a human face on a controversial, pressing national issue.
George McMahon has testified before Congress and has been featured in articles in the Village Voice, High Times, Nashville Scene and Dallas Observer. A frequent guest on National Public Radio, he has also appeared on CNN and PM Magazine and is a sought-after speaker across the country. He lives in Frankton, Texas.
Christopher Largen is a committed activist and reformer dedicated to a variety of causes. His political writings have appeared in many publications, including the Village Voice, Little Rock Free Press, Dallas Morning News and Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. He lives in Dallas, Texas.
A New Horizon Press Release
Current Affairs/Social Issues
6 x 9, 224 pages
LC #2003105912, world rights
ISBN: 0-88282-240-3 (hc), $14.95