Legalized It!: Inside Colorado And Washington State's Historic Votes To End Marijuana Prohibition, And Other Tales Of Adventure From A Fully-Embedded High Times Reporter
One of my prized possessions is a book that my father bought me called 'The Official High Times Pot Smoker's Handbook. I have shown that book to as many people as I can find that will look at it because it's so full of education and entertainment. There is no equal to it on the market today. The author, David Bienenstock, is someone that I have admired from afar for a long time as a result.
I will never forget when I found out I was being invited to my first ever High Times Medical Cannabis Cup, and that I would have a chance to meet David in person. I debated bringing my book to get it autographed, but reluctantly left it at home in case something happened to it. That was a bad idea, because I easily could have got it autographed, as David proved to be one of the nicest people I have ever met.
It was with great pleasure that I heard that David Bienenstock came out with a new book about the legalization efforts in Colorado. The Colorado campaign will go down in history books as the campaign that started the end of marijuana prohibition. Mason Tvert and crew did something that most political analysts didn't think was possible going into 2012 - they legalized marijuana in a state in America. Owning this book is like owning a part of history. I encourage all TWB readers to check it out, and if you get a chance, go to a High Times Medical Cannabis Cup and meet the author! Below is a summary of the book, as well as links to where you can purchase your own copy:
In Legalized It!, David Bienenstock, author of The Official High Times Pot Smoker's Handbook (Chronicle Books), takes you to the frontlines of the War on Marijuana for an insider's look at two states that just voted to end cannabis prohibition.
After approving ballot initiatives allowing possession, culvation and commercial sales of marijuana, Colorado and Washington State now stand poised to make history, if only the federal government will get out of their way. Meanwhile, support for ending America's longest and most senseless "war" has never been higher nationwide, so it's no longer a question of if, but rather where and when, pot legalization will happen next. Which means there's never been a better time to take the road-trip of a lifetime with HIGH TIMES' West Coast Editor as he looks forward to a bright-green future of fully legal weed.
Legalized It! also features a decade's worth of HIGH TIMES field reports from this fully-embedded marijuana reporter, including exclusive interviews with Edward Norton, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Piven, Rob Van Dam, Alex Lifeson, Scott Weiland, The Trailer Park Boys, Kinky Friedman, and many leading voices in the marijuana community, plus off-the-grid visits to remote marijuana farms, ganja-globbetrekking adventures on three continents, and a comprehensive examination of medical marijuana as growing movement that's saving lives and changing the world.
About the Author:
David Bienenstock is a writer, editor and digital film director currently employed as the West Coast Editor of High Times magazine. The author of The Official High Times Pot Smoker's Handbook (Chronicle Books, 2008) has traveled around the world to write about cannabis sativa, interviewing rock stars, scientists, growers, dealers, prisoners, politicians and philosophers, while covering everything from the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam to the biggest pot fields in Vancouver, Canada. He also directed the best selling marijuana cultivation DVD of all time (Jorge Cervantes' Ultimate Grow), and its sequel, shot on location in Spain.
Purchase Legalized It! at the following links:
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