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

By John Geluardi

Cannabiz tells one crucial political and enterprise tales of our iteration: the transformation of a counterculture move right into a progress with striking power. 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 felony demanding situations and victories, and its emergence as a advertisement and political force.

Tracing the background of marijuana within the usa, Cannabiz additionally reviews at the industry’s key avid 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 best way, Geluardi describes neighborhood efforts to manage dispensaries, starting from attainable 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 distinct undefined, Cannabiz tells a distinctively American story—one whose colourful characters and interesting information evoke Prohibition and the Gold Rush.

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