Jesse Ventura's Marijuana Manifesto: How Lies, Corruption, and Propaganda Kept Cannabis Illegal

Jesse Ventura's Marijuana Manifesto: How Lies, Corruption, and Propaganda Kept Cannabis Illegal

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In this groundbreaking book – for the first time in paperback and fully-updated with all the latest legal information - outspoken freethinker Jesse Ventura lays out his philosophy. Now more than ever before, our country needs full legalization of medical/recreational marijuana and hemp. Seemingly with every day that goes by we find out more positive things about marijuana, a medicinal plant in abundant supply, yet legalization finds stronger resistance from government agencies and big business. Find out why the US government patented CBD and what Big Pharma companies have exclusive rights to create marijuana medication and why the DEA can’t be trusted. Jesse Ventura’s Marijuana Manifesto calls for an end to the War on Drugs. Legalizing marijuana will serve to rejuvenate our pathetic economy and just might make people a little happier. Ventura’s book will show us all how we can take our country back. “More celebs than ever are jumping on the ‘Legalize’ bandwagon. Why? Because it’s safe now. It won’t impact your career anymore. But Jesse Ventura has been a solid proponent of legal cannabis for decades. In Jesse Ventura’s Marijuana Manifesto, he lays out the good sense of legalization, as well as the sheer insanity of prohibition. As a proud American, he pulls no punches calling out the political elite. - Dan Skye, High Times editor-in-chief “Ventura is ultimately quite convincing about the ineffectuality of the War on Drugs, and on the contradictions and corruptions of the Drug Enforcement Administration, a particular bugbear of his.” - Michael Lindgren, The Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510723764
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 09/12/2017
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 316
Sales rank: 824,332
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jesse Ventura is the former Independent governor of Minnesota. He is also a former US Navy frogman, a professional wrestler, a movie actor, a visiting fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including American Conspiracies, 63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You to Read, and Don’t Start the Revolution Without Me! He was the host and executive producer of truTV’s Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura, which won the Stony Award from High Times magazine in 2010. He was also the host of the political talk show Off The Grid, which aired on RT America and online at He has a reputation as a rebel and a freethinker, and he has no qualms about questioning authority. He spends half the year in Baja, Mexico and the other half in his home state of Minnesota.

As a publicity consultant, Jen Hobbs has represented Oscar and Emmy award-winning clients as well as politicians and authors. Her family owns and operates Hobbs Greenery, a California Medical Cannabis Collective that buys, sells, cultivates, and distributes cannabis and cannabis-infused products. Her short stories and articles have been featured in literary journals and on websites such as Cafe Mom. She has worked behind-the-scenes with Governor Jesse Ventura since 2007 and shares his enthusiasm for searching for the truth, no matter where it leads. She lives in Anaheim Hills, California.

Steve Kubby, founder of the American Medical Marijuana Association, is an activist, author, political candidate, speaker, cannabis warrior, policy advisor, and cancer survivor.

Table of Contents

Note to the Reader from Jesse Ventura ix

Foreword Steve Kubby xiii

Introduction xxi

Chapter 1 Mexico Says Si to Recreational Weed 1

Chapter 2 How to Win the War on Drugs 7

Chapter 3 Ross Ulbricht and the Silk Road Conspiracy 17

Chapter 4 Why and How the DEA Is Rigging the Drug War 28

Chapter 5 The American Historical Significance of Cannabis 38

Chapter 6 America's Marijuana Hypocrisy 51

Chapter 7 Marijuana Is NOT a Schedule I Narcotic 60

Chapter 8 Marijuana Is a Medication 69

Chapter 9 The Truth about Marijuana and Big Pharma 81

Chapter 10 The US Government's Marijuana Patent Conspiracy 94

Chapter 11 Marijuana Invades Americana with Contradictions All Around 113

Chapter 12 Marijuana and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 125

Chapter 13 Jury Nullification-How to Fight Back against Marijuana Prohibition 139

Chapter 14 Inside America's Prison Industrial Complex 150

Chapter 15 Our Politicians Are Backed by For-Profit Prisons 161

Chapter 16 Marijuana Lobbyists-The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 175

Chapter 17 Why Ohio's Corporate Marijuana Monopoly Failed 188

Chapter 18 Hemp for Victory! 195

Chapter 19 Hemp for Nutrition! 220

Chapter 20 Cooking with Cannabis-Hemp and Marijuana 232

Afterword: It's High Time to End Prohibition 248

Endnotes 253

About the Author 293

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