This is indeed my first novel, but not my first attempt at a book. Thirty two years ago I wrote “Blabber and Smoke, a cultural history of Cannabis Consumption” which was an attempt to look at the issue of cannabis from a different angle to the legalise/criminalise duality which still plagues us. I did find a publisher for that, but he went bust almost immediatey afterwards (damned hippies!) and then I forgot all about it.
Is this your first novel?