By John Geluardi
Cannabiz tells one crucial political and enterprise tales of our iteration: the transformation of a counterculture stream right into a development with amazing 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 reviews at the industry’s key gamers, political allies and competitors, 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 viable ordinances in a few towns to bureaucratic paralysis in la, the place dispensaries got here to outnumber McDonalds franchises. He additionally experiences on efforts in Humboldt County, the heartland of marijuana cultivation, to maintain pot illegal—and costs excessive.
Adroitly profiling this detailed undefined, Cannabiz tells a distinctively American story—one whose colourful characters and interesting information evoke Prohibition and the Gold Rush.
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