New PDF release: Cannabiz: The Explosive Rise of the Medical Marijuana

By John Geluardi

ISBN-10: 0982417195

ISBN-13: 9780982417195

ISBN-10: 1138467898

ISBN-13: 9781138467897

Cannabiz tells one an important political and company tales of our new release: the transformation of a counterculture circulation right into a development with fabulous strength. Charting the increase of scientific marijuana in California and 14 different states, award-winning journalist John Geluardi vividly recounts the movement’s early activism, its criminal demanding situations and victories, and its emergence as a advertisement and political force.

Tracing the historical past of marijuana within the usa, Cannabiz additionally stories at the industry’s key gamers, political allies and rivals, inner strife, and audacious aspirations—including a 2010 poll initiative to legalize the grownup use of marijuana in California. alongside the way in which, Geluardi describes neighborhood efforts to manage dispensaries, starting from manageable ordinances in a few towns to bureaucratic paralysis in la, the place dispensaries got here to outnumber McDonalds franchises. He additionally studies on efforts in Humboldt County, the heartland of marijuana cultivation, to maintain pot illegal—and costs excessive.

Adroitly profiling this certain undefined, Cannabiz tells a distinctively American story—one whose colourful characters and engaging information evoke Prohibition and the Gold Rush.

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