Pot, Inc.: Inside Medical Marijuana, America's Most Outlaw Industry

Pot, Inc.: Inside Medical Marijuana, America's Most Outlaw Industry

by Greg Campbell

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Overview

Greg Campbell, coauthor of the bestselling Flawless and Blood Diamonds, presents a compelling, close-up investigation of a hot-button topic: America's schizophrenic attitude to the legalization of pot.
 
Campbell, a suburban father whose biggest vice is a cold beer, seems like the last person who would grow weed in his basement. But his attitude changed in 2009, when his home state of Colorado led the nation in mainstreaming medical marijuana. Watching with fascination as above-board and financially thriving dispensaries popped up everywhere, Campbell wondered, “Why not me?” Pot, Inc. chronicles Greg's journey into DIY ganjapreneurialism, as he learns how to cultivate marijuana, examines America's often unduly harsh laws, and unearths ignorance about pot's centuries-old therapeutic value--ignorance the government is desperate to maintain. Along the way, he also gains a very personal insight into the drug's medicinal value that shapes his opinion about legalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402779251
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 04/03/2012
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,196,952
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

GREG CAMPBELL is the author of Flawless: Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History (a Denver Post, Globe & Mail, and Library Journal bestseller), Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones (the source material for the Leonardo DiCaprio movie of the same name), and The Road to Kosovo: A Balkan Diary. Campbell is also an award-winning journalist whose his writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal Magazine, The Economist, The San Francisco Times, Paris Match, and The Christian Science Monitor, among others. He lives in Fort Collins, CO.  

 

Table of Contents

A Note About Stoners and Potheads vi

Prologue: "Living the Dream" ix

1 Post Street, USA 1

2 Rocky Mountain High 28

3 Reefer Madness, Pot Peddlers, and Dope Fiends: How Pot Became Poison 49

4 One Toke Over the Line: Summer of 1991 73

5 Home Is Where the Pot Is 94

6 Up in Smoke 118

7 Growing Pains and Ganja Gurus 139

8 Unlocking the Doors of Perception 157

9 First, Do No Harm 178

10 Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You: Auditors With Guns 201

11 Misty Mountain Hop 219

Epilogue: A Sea of Green From Coast to Coast 234

Acknowledgments 252

Endnotes 255

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Pot, Inc.: Inside Medical Marijuana, America's Most Outlaw Industry 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Darkgold More than 1 year ago
Great read, informative, with lots of rip roaring humor and good old fashion common sense direction for the nation. Debunks alot of  stereotypical  misinformation.thanks!
efm More than 1 year ago
Interesting and amazing story of Pot, why would we have a brain receptor for cannabanoids. i believe it has a legitimate medical use beyond what we know now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Probably hard to follow up with now that CO legalized it, but makes you think if you can dig it.