If you are a loyal reader of this blog, than you have noticed that I have been talking a lot about a book that was written by Steve DeAngelo titled 'The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness.' That is because I believe that this book has the ability to push cannabis reform further into the mainstream. This book has a great chance of getting on the 'New York Times Best Seller List,' which will no doubt initiative many constructive conversations across the country and in mainstream media.
Steve DeAngelo is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Harborside Health Center, which is the largest medical cannabis dispensary on the planet. As such, Steve DeAngelo is the nation's leading subject matter expert on consuming cannabis for wellness purposes, which is a very dynamic topic, and one that is growing in popularity. Steve has been an activist for more than four decades, and his book is part a recounting of some of his experiences, part history book, and part vision of what the cannabis industry and movement will be like in the future.
This is the most exciting time in this country's history for all things cannabis related, and this book is timed perfectly. I will be posting a book review tomorrow, but for now you should check out a series of mini-documentaries that Steve DeAngelo released in anticipation of his book's release. You can watch all three videos at this link here, and read my review of video 1, video 2, and video 3 at the links provided.
There is a book release party going on tomorrow in Oakland. I really wish I could be there to celebrate, but instead I'll be pushing paper as usual in cubicleland. Below is more information, via Diesel Bookstore:
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes Steve DeAngelo to the store for the publication party of The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness, on Tuesday, September 22nd at 6:30pm.
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 his 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.
What: The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness book release party
When: Tuesday September 22 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: DIESEL, A Bookstore 5433 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618-1502