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“A delightful book... a glimpse of what enlightened drug education could be.”
—Dr. Andrew Weil
“Just Say No doesn't always work.”
“Funny.. offbeat... a riot, with a series of characters explaining the glory of cannabis to a young girl and her mother.” 3 1/2 out of 4 Stars
—New York Post
“I highly recommend this little book for students in D.A.R.E., other drug abuse prevention programs, and their teachers and parents. It‘s a jewel.”
Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance
“...a much, much better idea than it would seem at first glance.”
“The Dr. Seuss of pot.”
“I do really wish that I had known about this book, and had given a copy to my son, long before I got busted. CNN is not the best way for your kid to find out... it was very hard on him and on my wife who had to explain it. Fortunately I have a genuine medical use for it and the paperwork to match ....it gave her a place to start but the book would have been better by far.”
—David Crosby Musician, Father
“A perfectly factual, beginner's account of our insane prohibition against cannabis. This book may assist parents in speaking honestly with children about marijuana use, the rewards and the dangers, in an open manner.”
—Alex Grey Artist
“What I‘m saying is, to me, a book that promotes to children that it‘s adult usage and it‘s OK and misrepresents the laws in the United States, advocates changing those laws, says helps you sleep, makes you happy or sleep, that book is killing people.”
—Rep. Mark Souder (R-Ind.)
109th Congress First Session, February 16, 2005
“It doesn‘t really matter whether It's Just a Plant is what it seems to be -- a highly earnest and enthusiastic children's book about marijuana -- or a shits-'n'-giggles hoax, or a self-aggrandizing attempt to shock the bourgeosie. It is what it is: A beautifully-illustrated, hilariously multee-cultee children‘s book about the history, botany, (il)legality and potency of good old Mary Jane.”
—The Valley Advocate
...and from the parents:
“It's Just a Plant encourages parents to explore the topic and their children's questions about it, all the while reminding them that trying 'pot' is an experience for responsible adults”
Your book is absolutely stupid!! The above is as excerpt from the book. I would call that sentence an oxymoron... Responsible adults do not break the law!!! This is just another cheap attempt for an irresponsible person to make an easy buck at others expense.
A Law Abiding Adult
Thanks so much! I love your book. My son read it twice and said, "Wow! What kind of mom are you?! Giving a kid a book like this?" I asked him what he thought it was about. His response: "Well, it's just a plant."
I am a 39 yr old mom who takes the pot. I have health problems that the pot helps. My husband doesn't use it and our 11 year old child is very aware of what this entails. We've taught our child, for a few years now, about everything from legal issues to the risks and benefits of the plant. We strongly support legalizing the pot and raising the drinking age to 50! But seriously, thanks for showing families that the plant isn't as taboo as some legislators would like us to think it is.
Hi there Ricardo,
I love your book. I have 2 small children and this was such a great way to explain marijuana to them. With the help of your book they got the answers they needed in a way that was easy for them to understand.
Thanks a million.
I've been a victim!
I've had my car stolen and my home broken into by pot junkies. People get addicted to getting 'high' from smoking killer weed (marijuana in Mexican slang) and become desperate to steal whatever they can sell when they get in short supply. When I got my car back from the police it was full of cigar halves stuffed with foreign material aka blunts. It also had spent ammunition on the floor and dashboard because they performed a drive-by as part of their 'fun'.
My girlfriend's youngest son has become a weed bag. They only time he has ambition now, is when he is looking for things to steal/sell for his next bag of relaxation.
I have no use for weed junkies at any level. It should be illegal.
Wow.. it sounds like you've had a rough month!
My experience with pot users has been a bit different. I grew up with a grass smoker who started his own multimillion dollar company. I also know a few rabbis who smoke and they wouldn't harm a fly.
I guess it's a big world out there and lots of different types of smokers.
best of luck with you,
Creator of It's Just a Plant