Cannabiz: The Explosive Rise of the Medical Marijuana Industryby John Geluardi
Pub. Date: 10/15/2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Cannabiz tells one the most important political and business stories of our generation: the transformation of a counterculture movement into a growth industry with staggering potential. Charting the rise of medical marijuana in California and 14 other states, award-winning journalist John Geluardi vividly recounts the movement’s early activism, its/i>… See more details below
Cannabiz tells one the most important political and business stories of our generation: the transformation of a counterculture movement into a growth industry with staggering potential. Charting the rise of medical marijuana in California and 14 other states, award-winning journalist John Geluardi vividly recounts the movement’s early activism, its legal challenges and victories, and its emergence as a commercial and political force.
Tracing the history of marijuana in the United States, Cannabiz also reports on the industry’s key players, political allies and opponents, internal strife, and audacious aspirationsincluding a 2010 ballot initiative to legalize the adult use of marijuana in California. Along the way, Geluardi describes local efforts to regulate dispensaries, ranging from workable ordinances in some cities to bureaucratic paralysis in Los Angeles, where dispensaries came to outnumber McDonalds franchises. He also reports on efforts in Humboldt County, the heartland of marijuana cultivation, to keep pot illegaland prices high.
Adroitly profiling this unique industry, Cannabiz tells a distinctively American storyone whose colorful characters and fascinating details evoke Prohibition and the Gold Rush.
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I read Cannabiz; this book is about the story of how the medical marijuana business got started and all the things that went down to make it legal in 13 states, including Colorado. This book was very factual when talking about all that happened which made the book kind of boring, but it was very interesting fact wise. I feel like the book really linked well to my ethnography because this is something that is happening in society right now. In the state of Colorado, it will go on the ballot again, to see what the general public thinks in Colorado. This book really helped me better understand what really goes on with the medical part of this business. I also feel very strong about this book being true in the ways that things were portrayed. I also feel like this book just covered the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how complex this seems to be. But some of this things were a little much because I feel like just because its growing really fast doesn’t mean that it’s going to keep going at this pace. I think at some time it will stop.
Cannabiz tells a story of the rise of a counter-culture into a massive industry. John Geluardi explores the pros and cons of legalization and uses shocking evidence to do so. Marijuana has spread from California, the starting place, to 14 other states. There are countless positive sides to the legalization issue that current politicians face, but on the other hand, legalization could cause havic. The medical marijuana movement presents tons of change to the current drug policies. Change is a neutral word that could be for better or worse. Geluardi presents fascinating comparisons to the prohibition, and explores risks and benefits of legalization and taxation. Read this novel if you are compelled to learn facts about the cannabiz industry. This book benefited me in doing my high-school ethnography by introducing medical patients thoughts, coming from all ends of the spectrum. Medical Marijuana can be viewed as a free pass to "blaze up" or as a medicine that benefits a large population of the country. Cannabiz paints a picture of an American journey that soon could come to a skreecking hault, or continue on its explosive rise.