Drugs are NOT the Devil’s Tools

By: David Bearman, M.D.
Blue Point Books, 2014

DevilsToolsVol1FnlLRDavid Bearman, M.D. is one of the most prominent leaders in the field of cannabinoid medicine, and  his amazing new book is now available.  This insightful examination into the origin of the United States drug laws, Drugs are NOT the Tools of the Devil: How Discrimination and Greed Created a Dysfunctional Drug Policy and How It Can Be Fixed, is an engaging and beautifully illustrated 2 volume, 574-page book. It shows how, through the intertwining motives of discrimination and greed, often under the guise of morality, the government has created a drug policy that is completely dysfunctional.

Volume 1 covers the period from 2637 BC through 1969 AD, and Volume 2 picks up in 1970 and continues to the present.  The book is available in both full color and black & white paperback editions.   For more information about the book or to purchase it, click here.

If you are interested in purchasing Drugs are NOT the Tools of the Devil in quantity, please contact Blue Point Books at 800-858-1058 or email


Demons, Discrimination, and Dollars

By: David Bearman, M.D.
Prosperity Press, 20070965107728

This monograph is an effort to explain why, as a people, as a government, we in the United States did not follow the road of the Shamans, or for that matter of pre 1875 Americans, or conclude, as Andrew Weil and Norman Taylor have, that altered states are important to mental health. I examine why we have chosen the route that has repeatedly proven unsuccessful, that has stood in the way of expanding our understanding of the human mind and that not only has not worked, but has been counterproductive. Even discussion of an alternative which downplays a criminal justice approach of substance abuse in favor of treatment and prevention, cannot be tolerated in present-day America. The acceptance of even drug use, as opposed to drug abuse, of demonized drugs has been condemned by politicians of both major parties. There has been some support from Green Libertarians, the occasional Libertarian leaning Republican and an occasional or minority Democrat for a medical and/or non-governmental approach. Why have we overlooked the obvious solution? Raising a child who feels loved in a loving, nurturing, safe home environment. Numerous studies bear this out. Until we spend more money on promoting family values, teaching acceptable parenting techniques, create an economy that allows parents and children quality time, address anger management, have early intervention to prevent family violence and recognizing the role of genetics and dysfunctional families contribution to ADHD, we will continue on what has become a more and more destructive, ineffectual and racist path.