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

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

Greg Campbell

Language: English

Pages: 288

ISBN: 1402779259

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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.

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to do so, including the city of Aurora, the third largest city in the state, and all of Douglas County. Only seven rejected the proposed bans, but among them was El Paso County, the most populous and home to county seat Colorado Springs. Brian Vicente, of Sensible Colorado, put the best spin on the outcome as he could. “Yesterday, Colorado voters in several cities and at least five counties acted with great compassion in endorsing the regulated sale of medical marijuana to ill community

a defense in a federal case, but it could at least be used as a shield on the battlefield. Smart investors realized they just had to keep a lower profile than their more flamboyant competitors to increase their odds of staying off Sweetin’s radar. As long as there was some dimwit willing to go on TV to show off his crop and practically give his address, you could hope that the DEA would be busy with someone other than you. In that first headlong rush, it was easy to lose sight of something

wasn’t uprooting the shrubs and shoveling dirt through the windows, but I was certainly spotted often enough by the neighbors lugging home some peculiar items, some of which would have been hard to explain had anyone asked. One afternoon I came home with my Ford Explorer sagging under the weight of a load of cinderblocks, a three-cubic-foot block of organic soil from the plant nursery, and a four-foot-long, hundred-pound shower pan retrieved from a nearby salvage yard. The thing was filthy from

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suddenly had me concerned that both my wife and son were probably carrying it with them to work and school. So far, we hadn’t aroused any inquiries from authorities, but the new worry was the possibility of getting a call from the school guidance counselor or safety officer who’d tagged my innocent son as a burgeoning pothead because he smelled like he just burned a joint behind the athletic field. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth, from all the evidence I could gather. If I’d had

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