Written by the founder and CEO of the world's largest medical cannabis dispensary, The Cannabis Manifesto delivers a clear, concise history of cannabis as a medicine, details the unintended consequences of prohibition, and considers its future as a regulated consumer product. Steve DeAngelo draws on his experience serving the sick as the head of the controversial Harborside Health Center and a colorful lifetime of working for social justice to present a compelling call for the legalization of this most controversial of plants. His provocative argument that there is no such thing as recreational cannabis challenges readers to rethink everything they thought they knew about marijuana—and teaches them how to use it responsibly. The Cannabis Manifesto answers essential questions about the plant, employing extensive research to fuel a thoughtful discussion around cannabis science and law while at the same time taking readers on a magical tour of a little-known world. DeAngelo explains how cannabis prohibition has warped our most precious institutions—from the family, to the workplace, to the doctor’s office and the courtroom. His vivid narrative provides a lively, behind-the-scenes look at Harborside's showdown with the federal government and details the life of a hippie who missed the sixties. In calling for a realistic national policy on a substance that has been used by half of all Americans, this essential primer will forever change the way the world thinks about cannabis, its benefits, and the laws governing its use.
New York Times Bestselling Author! 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
Canabis has been used as medicine for 4,000 years. Now, with the majority of states legalizing medical marijuana, the U.S. is discovering this plant's full potential. Discover more in TIME Marijuana: The Medical Movement.
Lifting the veil on all facets of the marijuana industry, Start Your Own Cannabis Business sheds light the business opportunities available as it becomes legal and regulated across the globe. From retailers to growers, producers, and suppliers there’s a seemingly never-ending list of startup opportunities in this emerging market such as providing security and courier services; making concentrates and edibles; growing, distribution, and sales to list a few. In 2016, cannabis sales in North America reached about $6.7 billion and is expected to surge to $30 billion by 2021. Add in the fact that 70 to 80 percent of startup cannabis businesses reach break-even within the first year and that makes for an unprecedented opportunity for business ventures of all sizes. Cannabis, biotech and entrepreneurship reporter Javier Hasse introduces forward-thinking entrepreneurs, like you, to the industry and shares hard-earned tips and success stories from pioneers and visionaries in the marijuana industry. You’ll also learn how to: Evaluate your cannabis business idea, build a business plan, and find funding Grow your business into a multi-state company Comply with the IRS and regulations with the guidance of cannabis-savvy lawyers and accountants
"An amazing journey, filled with humor. You will be changed." -Melissa Etheridge Forty Years Stoned: A Journalist's Romance celebrates a life of high adventure guided by the inspirations and invigorations of smoking marijuana. It's about discovering Leif Eriksson's birthplace, and it's about discovering that the love of your life has Parkinson's disease. It's about finding laughter and joy amid the rubble of disappointment and creating a vision of acceptance and perfect well-being. It's about my partner Holly, and how we built a beach shack in Costa Rica, and how Annie Leibovitz came down to doll us up in palm fronds and shoot us at the height of our earthly ambitions. It's about how, soon after that, we found out why Holly's fingers were trembling when she did her yoga stretches. So began our final adventure. This is not a sad story. Blame marijuana for the uplifting tone and the comic diversions. Credit marijuana for helping comfort and amuse Holly during her relentless decline while granting me the countless sweet clemencies that have allowed me to go the distance as her caregiver. "A reporter's eye, a poet's soul, a smoke-induced clarity: A tale of love and loss and learning to live by our deepest drumbeats." -Billy Hayes, author of Midnight Express "A beautifully written ode to love, life and cannabis. Tears were raining down my cheeks before I finished the first twenty pages." -Steve DeAngelo, author of The Cannabis Manifesto "Zesty, ebullient, consistently entertaining. The lyrical descriptions of getting high may produce THC effects in the reader." -Catherine Hiller, author of Just Say Yes: A Marijuana Memoir "Tom Huth's writing will carry you into a dream, like a long, sweet hit." -Valerie Corral, Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana
8177 reference to literature dealing with the psychotomimetic properties of cannabis, as well as other topics such as history, cultivation, and legal status. Includes worldwide journal articles, books, and miscellaneous literature (including popular) published before 1978. Alphabetical arrangement by authors. Subject index.
A Citizens Manifesto the Book The recent books published by the administrators, leaders and authors on the subjects that concern our country generally focus on a few burning issues or those which are popular for the time being. The problem with this specialised approach is that issues get constrained by the coverage scope of the book and the book fails to deal with the inter-related impact of issues. In contrast, the treatment of the majority of issues in the pages of one book, gives corrective action a reasonable chance. The book offers a coherent list of about two hundred such issues and complementing suggestions for shaking up our citizens from the materialistic slumber that they are currently in to some sort of awakening. Even if these ideas are simply kept at the back of mind while in the day to day living or at work place, the chances that we would be moving in the right direction are real. The complete list of these ideas is summarised in the last chapter The Manifesto. Relevance It is a simple book, not really recommended for reading by the historians, economists, sociologist or the Indian Administrative Services (I*S) officers who need a much heavier dose to satisfy their intellect ; in fact it should be banned for them. This book deals with ideas, emotions, and feelings and not with statistics, reports, tables, numbers or references and quotations. Those in the seats of power or in administration of the country generally are guided by their perception of the society by looking at it from their ivory towers. Reading this book from the viewpoint of a common citizen gives them the advantage of being closer to reality as seen by an average citizen. Readers For the citizens of India, for creating a big picture in mind of how the government is functioning, what are their constraints and how public can help. For the governance of India including politicians, for understanding the need for going into grass root level issues of the nation For the bright students, it provides material for improving grading and for the students in general it provides important material in simple and interesting form For the citizens of other developing countries, what they can learn from the Indian experience; countries like Pakistan, Eastern Europe, South East Asia and Latin American countries. For Western Countries to help them do business with India after making better informed decisions for a win-win situation. We expect a very large number of readers in England, South Africa, Canada and USA. Even from the view point of a traveller to India or school students going in for interviews this book provides adequate information as well answers to discussion topics. Unique Main Messages in the book Introducing a 4th wing Regulatory in the government for overseeing Legislative, Executive and Judiciary Reducing the number of national parties to 5 and regional to 3 per state Using media power to promote transparency and take over control Limiting the progress and GDP in order to conserve natural resources and control inflation Restructuring and revitalizing our cities and getting back to villages and Maha-Grams Reduction of laws, but intensification of its enforcement Delegating funds to Panchayati Raj level for empowerment of villages Discarding the ills of religion and cricket, and managing these industries sternly Getting away from reservations, subsidies, and policies that weaken the society Engaging our enemies in knowledge warfare where we can excel, instead of military or physical warfare Introducing compulsory army tenure and compulsory rural service by doctors Installing a good leader and politician but when in opposition establishing a shadow government Creating a real time intelligence correlation network (RICN) to tackle terrorism Recoveri