Weed: Adventures of a Dope Smuggler
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers
Date Published: 1974
Edition: Presumed second printing
Book Id: 12004
267pp. Octavo [21.5cm.] 1/2 lime green cloth over red boards. Titles gilt stamped on backstrip. Very good/Very Good. Light moisture staining to reverse of jacket, also on boards. Very subtle sunning to "Weed" on jacket's spine. Photographs by Eugene Anthony.
Kamstra smuggled grass from Mexico throughout the early sixties. In 1966 he was arrested by U.S. Customs crossing into Arizona with 450 pounds, he was sentenced to two years (which was suspended). Later Kamstra was approached by Life Magazine, and asked to take a photographer into the heart of Mexican mountains. This volume is part travel narrative, part photo essay and part social history. Includes a glossary of all the groovy words.