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It’s “too controversial” for the uptight Chinese, but ready for you on September 15

​Communist Bosses Won’t Even Allow Book Inside The Country

The worldwide release of an American book on cannabis has been delayed, due to the refusal of the communist government of China to allow its binding on Chinese soil, according to the publisher.

The Little Black Book of Marijuana, by yours truly, Toke of the Town editor Steve Elliott, was scheduled for availability on August 1, but that printing schedule was thrown off after the totalitarian Chinese government decided the book was “too controversial” to even allow the printed pages inside the tightly-run dictatorship.
“Our printer is located in Hong Kong, with binderies in mainland China,” production manager Ginny Reynolds of Peter Pauper Press explained to me Friday morning. “Usually it’s no problem to move printed books from Hong Kong to China for binding.
“However, Chinese censorship is extremely tight,” Reynolds told Toke of the Town. “Any content deemed ‘sensitive’ or ‘controversial’ by their standards is banned.”

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You can read it today in electronic format for just $3.95.

​You don’t have to wait for Toke of the Town editor Steve Elliott’s upcoming hardcover book on marijuana to be printed in August before you read it.

The Little Black Book of Marijuana: The Essential Guide to the World of Cannabis is now available in electronic form as an e-book for just $3.95.

The concise, small-format guide to cannabis delves into pot culture and history, from Herodotus to the hippies and beyond. It also covers the essentials of using, cultivating, and cooking with weed; identifying pot varieties; and understanding legal and health issues.
Handy and to-the-point, The Little Black Book of Marijuana is your quick reference for cannabis history, issues around legalization, and where to go from here.
“When Peter Pauper Press first asked me, back in the autumn of 2010, to write the book, I jumped at the chance,” Elliott said. “Even within the Little Black Book format’s space constraints of 20,000 words, I knew this was too important an opportunity to pass up, and over the next few months I worked to distill the essence of cannabis culture and history down into its most concentrated form, like the finest hash oil.