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By John Geluardi

Cannabiz tells one an important political and company tales of our iteration: the transformation of a counterculture circulation right into a development with fantastic strength. Charting the increase of clinical 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 historical past of marijuana within the usa, Cannabiz additionally experiences 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 way in which, Geluardi describes neighborhood efforts to control dispensaries, starting from practicable ordinances in a few towns to bureaucratic paralysis in l. a., the place dispensaries got here to outnumber McDonalds franchises. He additionally stories on efforts in Humboldt County, the heartland of marijuana cultivation, to maintain pot illegal—and costs excessive.

Adroitly profiling this special undefined, Cannabiz tells a distinctively American story—one whose colourful characters and interesting information evoke Prohibition and the Gold Rush.

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