Bud.com and Garrett County Press present a new electronic edition of the classic High in America, the definitive history of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). This is the story of the birth of contemporary pot politics. Veteran journalist Patrick Anderson, in spectacular detail, recounts how a young lawyer from a small town, Keith Stroup, built an insanely successful political operation that advocated for the millions of Americans stuck in the marijuana closet. With the help of Hugh Hefner, Willie Nelson and others, Stroup managed to walk the tightrope between drug counter-culture and straight America, taking the conversation out of the realm of reefer madness and into the world of serious political debate. And the arguments NORML introduced in the 1970s—scientific, medical and criminal—are alive in the contemporary fight for legalization today. Anyone (smokers, lawyers, students and cops) who yearns to understand the architecture of contemporary pot politics will find High in America a valuable and entertaining resource. With a new forward by Justin Hall.