Big Weed

Big Weed Author Christian Hageseth
ISBN-10 9781466879089
Release 2015-04-21
Pages 256
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Marijuana legalization is the hottest story in the US today. 22 states have authorized sales in some form; Denver has more legal marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks franchises. We are witnessing the dawn of a new industry. And like the early days of gourmet coffee chains, the rules and players are being established on the fly. Christian Hageseth is the face of the revolution-an entrepreneur and father of three who worked in the white-collar professional world for 20 years before opening his first dispensary. The Founder and Chairman of Green Man Cannabis, the fastest-growing legalized marijuana company in the country, he's the perfect tour guide through the wild frontier, where police hardly know what laws to enforce, or parents what to tell their kids. He paints a colorful picture not only of how he got into the business, but of the big interests that are eager to do the same-namely Philip Morris, Monsanto and a who's who of Big Pharma. He predicts a future where the marijuana market splits in two: the high-end, artisanal market, supplied by individual growers and small farms, and the mass market, covered by the cigarette giants and anyone bold enough to compete with them. Much like beer and coffee, your brand of weed will be just one more reflection of your lifestyle. It's an entrepreneur's dream, and Hageseth invites us along in Big Weed as he pitches skeptical investors, negotiates a shaggy cast of colleagues, and builds the biggest business he can.



Weed the People

Weed the People Author Bruce Barcott
ISBN-10 9781618936073
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 336
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There is no other organization whose inner workings are more secretive than the Vatican - the spiritual and physical center - of the Catholic Church. Now, with a dynamic new leader in Pope Francis, all eyes are upon the church, as this immensely popular Pope seeks to bring the church back from the right to center, in what can almost be described as a populist stance, blurring the lines between politics, religion and culture. With topics including women, finance, scandal, and reform at the fore, never before have so many eyes been upon the church in what could be its defining moment for modern times. Now the most respected journalist covering the Vatican and the Catholic Church today, John L. Allen, reveals the inner workings of the Vatican to display the vast machinery, and the man at the helm in a way that no other writer can.The Boston Globe has stated that John L. Allen 'is basically the reporter that bishops and cardinals call to find out what's going on within the confines of the Vatican.'



Too High to Fail

Too High to Fail Author Doug Fine
ISBN-10 9781101588895
Release 2012-08-02
Pages 384
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The first in-depth look at the burgeoning legal cannabis industry and how the “new green economy” is shaping our country The nation’s economy is in trouble, but there’s one cash crop that has the potential to turn it around: cannabis (also known as marijuana and hemp). According to Time, the legal medicinal cannabis economy already generates $200 million annually in taxable proceeds from a mere two hundred thousand registered medical users in just fourteen states. But, thanks to Nixon and the War on Drugs, cannabis is still synonymous with heroin on the federal level even though it has won mainstream acceptance nationwide. ABC News reports that underground cannabis’s $35.8 billion annual revenues already exceed the combined value of corn ($23.3 billion) and wheat ($7.5 billion). Considering the economic impact of Prohibition—and its repeal—Too High to Fail isn’t a commune-dweller’s utopian rant, it’s an objectively (if humorously) reported account of how one plant can drastically change the shape of our country, culturally, politically, and economically. Too High to Fail covers everything from a brief history of hemp to an insider’s perspective on a growing season in Mendocino County, where cannabis drives 80 percent of the economy (to the tune of $6 billion annually). Investigative journalist Doug Fine follows one plant from seed to patient in the first American county to fully legalize and regulate cannabis farming. He profiles an issue of critical importance to lawmakers, media pundits, and ordinary Americans—whether or not they inhale. It’s a wild ride that includes swooping helicopters, college tuitions paid with cash, cannabis-friendly sheriffs, and never-before-gained access to the world of the emerging legitimate, taxpaying “ganjaprenneur.”



Starting Running a Marijuana Business

Starting   Running a Marijuana Business Author Debby Goldsberry
ISBN-10 9781465469861
Release 2017-06-13
Pages 336
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Starting Running a Marijuana Business has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Starting Running a Marijuana Business also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Starting Running a Marijuana Business book for free.



After Legalization

After Legalization Author Jon Walker
ISBN-10 9780991239702
Release 2014-01-12
Pages 202
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After Legalization: Understanding the Future of Marijuana Policy is a groundbreaking new book examining how legal marijuana will likely be treated in the United States 20 years from now. According to Gallup 58% of Americans support ending marijuana prohibition, and Colorado and Washington State have already passed historic ballot initiatives to tax and regulate pot. When it comes to marijuana in the United States, it is no longer a question of when, but how it will be legalized. After Legalization is a creative exploration of one likely future for legal marijuana that will give readers a sense of the coming battles, relevant players and political dynamics which will dominate the issue in the coming years. How will it happen, and what will America look like after legalization? What should be the age limit? Will we tightly restrict its sale to only a few specialty stores, or will it be allowed on the shelves at every shopping market in the country? Should we give individuals free rein to grow as much as they want, or will we limit production to a few licensed farms? If you care about the answers to these and other questions concerning the future of marijuana policy, this is a pivotal moment to join the conversation; the decisions made now will likely define the industry for decades to come. PRAISE FOR AFTER LEGALIZATION: GLENN GREENWALD, JOURNALIST: “Jon Walker has established himself as one of the most diligent, insightful and important young policy writers in America, and this new book cements that status. America is finally coming to terms with the stark irrationality and destructiveness of its criminal prohibitions on marijuana, rendering legalization inevitable. Walker’s hard-earned expertise is vital for understanding how this process can be accelerated and most effectively implemented. It’s a must-read for anyone with even a passing interest in drug policy and reform.” RYAN GRIM, HUFFINGTON POST DC BUREAU CHIEF: “The history of American drug policy shows that it does not move in one direction only. At the turn of the century, drugs were legal before being prohibited, followed by liberalization in the ’70s, followed by the crackdown of the next several decades. Gains made today could be wiped out tomorrow, which is what gives Jon Walker’s remarkable book its unique importance.This is the clear-eyed look around the corner that is urgently needed.”



Night Market

Night Market Author Ryan Bishop
ISBN-10 0415914299
Release 1998
Pages 278
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In Thailand, a $4 billion per year tourist industry is the linchpin of the modernization process called the "Thai Economic Miracle". And what is Thailand's main attraction? Sex for hire. Year after year young women are lured to Bangkok to staff the teeming brothels, massage parlors, and sex bars that cater to male tourists from the United States, Western Europe, Japan, Australia, the Gulf States, Malaysia, and Singapore. Developed from Lillian S. Robinson's article in The Nation, Night Market traces the historical, cultural, material, and textual traditions that have combined in unique ways to establish sex tourism as an integral part of the developing Thai economy. It explores international sex tourism from the perspectives of economic-development planning, forced labor market choices, international sexual alienation, and textual traditions that have constructed sexual "Other" cultures in Western imagination.



A New Leaf

A New Leaf Author Alyson Martin
ISBN-10 9781595589200
Release 2014-02-04
Pages 256
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In November 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington passed landmark measures to legalize the production and sale of cannabis for social use—a first not only in the United States but also the world. Medical cannabis is now legal in twenty states and Washington, D.C., and more than one million Americans have turned to it in place of conventional pharmaceuticals. Yet the federal government refuses to acknowledge these broader societal shifts and continues to raid and arrest people: 49.5 percent of all drug-related arrests involve the sale, manufacture, or possession of cannabis. In the first book to explore the new landscape of cannabis in the United States, investigative journalists Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashidian present a deeply researched, insightful story of how recent developments tie into cannabis’s complex history and thorny politics. Reporting from nearly every state with a medical cannabis law, Martin and Rashidian enliven their book with in-depth interviews with patients, growers, doctors, entrepreneurs, politicians, activists, and regulators. They whisk readers from the federal cannabis farm at the University of Mississippi to the headquarters of the ACLU to Oregon’s "World Famous Cannabis Café." They present an expert analysis of how recent milestones toward legalization will affect the war on drugs both domestically and internationally. The result is an unprecedented and lucid account of how legalization is manifesting itself in the lives of millions. A New Leaf offers an essential guide for anyone who wants to understand the far-ranging implications of this rapidly changing drug landscape.



A Budding Success

A Budding Success Author C. Restivo
ISBN-10 0997839708
Release 2016-07-19
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The Legal Marijuana "Green Rush" continues to evolve as one of the most lucrative emergent markets in the US - but taking advantage of this opportunity isn't something to be considered lightly.If you aren't careful, there are plenty of potential pitfalls and forks in the road... but you can avoid these costly problems with A Budding Success: The Ultimate Guide to Planning, Launching and Managing a Lucrative Legal Marijuana Business. In these pages, you'll find first-hand expert guidance that carries you through every angle of planning, launching and running your business, including help with: - Defining your budget, location and business plan... so you can start as strongly as you mean to go on- Protecting yourself by understanding City, County, State and Federal laws. Make money without worrying about crackdowns- Becoming self-employed and making wise investment decisions that grow your business... and your empire- Choosing the right kind of marijuana business opportunity for you, medical or recreational, from dispensing to growing, extraction, delivery, edibles and beyond- The best security measures to implement in order to protect your latest ventures?How to smoothly incorporate as the right kind of legal entity so you don't face any nasty regulatory surprises- Finance and accounting, from wages to taxes, collective reimbursements and more- Advertising and marketing - your obligations, and winning tactics for quick expansion- Sourcing, growing, pricing and tracking your inventory... and more!With this fully comprehensive guide in your hands, you're prepared to slide in on the ground floor of one of America's most revolutionary industries - as expert author, entrepreneur and business consultant Charles Restivo, alongside marijuana mastermind and dispensary operator Cory Cervantes, walks you step by step through the process of growing your legal & medical marijuana investment from the seeds of a business plan right into... A budding success.



Vinyl Leaves

Vinyl Leaves Author Stephen M. Fjellman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015050020935
Release 1992
Pages 492
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it as well as for the world of late capitalism, where the commodity form has colonized much of human life. With brilliant technological legerdemain, Disney puts visitors into cinematically structured stories in which pieces of American and world culture become ideological tokens in arguments in favor of commodification and techno-corporate control. Culture is construed as spirit, colonialism and entrepreneurial violence as exotic zaniness, and the Other as child.



Brave New Weed

Brave New Weed Author Joe Dolce
ISBN-10 9780062499943
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 288
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The former editor-in-chief of Details and Star adventures into the fascinating "brave new world" of cannabis, tracing its history and possible future as he investigates the social, medical, legal, and cultural ramifications of this surprisingly versatile plant. Pot. Weed. Grass. Mary Jane. We all think we know what cannabis is and what we use it for. But do we? Our collective understanding of this surprising plant has been muddled by politics and morality; what we think we know isn’t the real story. A war on cannabis has been waged in the United States since the early years of the twentieth century, yet in the past decade, society has undergone a massive shift in perspective that has allowed us to reconsider our beliefs. In Brave New Weed, Joe Dolce travels the globe to "tear down the cannabis closet" and de-mystify this new frontier, seeking answers to the questions we didn’t know we should ask. Dolce heads to a host of places, including Amsterdam, Israel, California, and Colorado, where he skillfully unfolds the odd, shocking, and wildly funny history of this complex plant. From the outlandish stories of murder trials where defendants claimed "insanity due to marijuana consumption" to the groundbreaking success stories about the plant’s impressive medicinal benefits, Dolce paints a fresh and much-needed portrait of cannabis, our changing attitudes toward it, and the brave new direction science and cultural acceptance are leading us. Enlightening, entertaining, and thought-provoking, Brave New Weed is a compelling read that will surprise and educate proponents on both sides of the cannabis debate.



Joint Ventures

Joint Ventures Author Trish Regan
ISBN-10 0470559071
Release 2011-04-19
Pages 272
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CNBC anchor Trish Regan takes you behind the scenes of America's thriving pot industry, to show readers things only drug dealers know about this secret world. Forget amber waves of grain. Today, it's marijuana plants that blanket the nation from sea to shining sea in homes, in backyards, and even in our national parks. In Joint Ventures, Trish Regan takes you behind the scenes to explore every aspect of this flourishing underground economy. Her focus is the so-called Emerald Triangle Northern California's Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties where many small-time, part-time marijuana growers contribute to a trade that generates roughly a billion dollars a year. A fascinating investigation into the inner workings of today's exploding American marijuana industry Based on extensive research and interviews by Trish Regan, whose Emmy nominated documentary Marijuana, Inc. attracted more viewers than any documentary in CNBC's history Regan examines all aspects of this new culture. She reveals how small time growers get their start, make (or lose) a fortune, struggle with violence, try to keep up with constantly changing laws and regulations all while walking an increasingly fine line with the Feds Regan reports on the current and potential impact of legalized marijuana on local economies, uncovers the link between marijuana and violent Mexican cartels, questions whether decriminalization would work on a national scale, as it has in Portugal since 2001 As the decriminalization and legalization debates gather steam, Joint Ventures arms you with the facts on both sides of the issue.



Red White and Black Make Blue

Red  White  and Black Make Blue Author Andrea Feeser
ISBN-10 9780820338170
Release 2013
Pages 168
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Like cotton, indigo has defied its humble origins. Left alone it might have been a regional plant with minimal reach, a localized way of dyeing textiles, paper, and other goods with a bit of blue. But when blue became the most popular color for the textiles that Britain turned out in large quantities in the eighteenth century, the South Carolina indigo that colored most of this cloth became a major component in transatlantic commodity chains. In Red, White, and Black Make Blue, Andrea Feeser tells the stories of all the peoples who made indigo a key part of the colonial South Carolina experience as she explores indigo's relationships to land use, slave labor, textile production and use, sartorial expression, and fortune building. In the eighteenth century, indigo played a central role in the development of South Carolina. The popularity of the color blue among the upper and lower classes ensured a high demand for indigo, and the climate in the region proved sound for its cultivation. Cheap labor by slaves—both black and Native American—made commoditization of indigo possible. And due to land grabs by colonists from the enslaved or expelled indigenous peoples, the expansion into the backcountry made plenty of land available on which to cultivate the crop. Feeser recounts specific histories—uncovered for the first time during her research—of how the Native Americans and African slaves made the success of indigo in South Carolina possible. She also emphasizes the material culture around particular objects, including maps, prints, paintings, and clothing. Red, White, and Black Make Blue is a fraught and compelling history of both exploitation and empowerment, revealing the legacy of a modest plant with an outsized impact.



Organic Inc

Organic  Inc Author Samuel Fromartz
ISBN-10 9780547416007
Release 2007-03-05
Pages 320
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Who would have thought that a natural food supermarket could have been a financial refuge from the dot-com bust? But it had. Sales of organic food had shot up about 20 percent per year since 1990, reaching $11 billion by 2003 . . . Whole Foods managed to sidestep that fray by focusing on, well, people like me. Organic food has become a juggernaut in an otherwise sluggish food industry, growing at 20 percent a year as products like organic ketchup and corn chips vie for shelf space with conventional comestibles. But what is organic food? Is it really better for you? Where did it come from, and why are so many of us buying it? Business writer Samuel Fromartz set out to get the story behind this surprising success after he noticed that his own food choices were changing with the times. In Organic, Inc., Fromartz traces organic food back to its anti-industrial origins more than a century ago. Then he follows it forward again, casting a spotlight on the innovators who created an alternative way of producing food that took root and grew beyond their wildest expectations. In the process he captures how the industry came to risk betraying the very ideals that drove its success in a classically complex case of free-market triumph.



Deeply Rooted

Deeply Rooted Author Lisa M. Hamilton
ISBN-10 9781582439259
Release 2009-03-25
Pages 304
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A century of industrialization has left our food system riddled with problems, yet for solutions we look to nutritionists and government agencies, scientists and chefs. Lisa M. Hamilton asks: Why not look to the people who grow our food? Hamilton makes this vital inquiry through the stories of three unconventional farmers: an African-American dairyman in Texas who plays David to the Goliath of agribusiness corporations; a tenth-generation rancher in New Mexico struggling to restore agriculture as a pillar of his crumbling community; and a modern pioneer family in North Dakota who is breeding new varieties of plants to face the future’s double threat: Monsanto and global warming. Threads of history and discussion weave through the tales, exploring how farmers have been pushed to the margins of agriculture and transformed from leaders to laborers. These unusual characters and their surprising stories make the case that in order to correct what has gone wrong with the food system, we must first bring farmers back to the table.



I Sold Andy Warhol Too Soon

I Sold Andy Warhol  Too Soon Author Richard Polsky
ISBN-10 9781590513743
Release 2009-09-15
Pages 288
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In early 2005, Richard Polsky decided to put his much-loved, hard-won Warhol Fright Wig, up for auction at Christie's. The market for contemporary art was robust and he was hoping to turn a profit. His instinct seemed to be on target: his picture sold for $375,000. But if only Polsky had waited . . . Over the next two years, prices soared to unimaginable heights with multimillion-dollar deals that became the norm and not the exception. Buyers and sellers were baffled, art dealers were bypassed for auction houses, and benchmark prices proved that trees really do grow to the sky. Had the market lost all reason? In I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon), Polsky leads the way through this explosive, short-lived period when the "art world" became the "art market." He delves into the behind-the-scenes politics of auctions, the shift in power away from galleries, and the search for affordable art in a rich man's playing field. Unlike most in the art world, Polsky is not afraid to tell it like it is as he negotiates deals for clients in New York, London, and San Francisco and seeks out a replacement for his lost Fright Wig in a market that has galloped beyond his means. A compelling backdoor tell-all about the strange and fickle world of art collecting, I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon) takes an unvarnished look at how the industry shifted from art appreciation to monetary appreciation. From the Hardcover edition.



The Entrepreneur s Guide to Cannabis

The Entrepreneur s Guide to Cannabis Author Michael Zaytsev
ISBN-10 1535285958
Release 2016-06-24
Pages 86
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Thinking about investing in or starting a Cannabis business? Read this book first so your time and money don't go up in smoke! Leadership and Business Coach, Michael Zaytsev, interviewed 25 of the Cannabis industry's most successful leaders for their best entrepreneurship advice. Learn directly from: Steve DeAngelo, CEO of Harborside Health Center, the world's largest Cannabis dispensary Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, described by Rolling Stone as "the real drug czar" Scott Reach, CEO of Rare Dankness, winner of multiple Cannabis Cups Betty Aldworth, Executive Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, a multinational advocacy organization Cy Scott, Co-Founder of Leafly, and many others! Legal Cannabis represents a $50 Billion Dollar a year industry; the industry will never be as small as it is today! Don't enter the "Green Rush" without learning from the pioneers interviewed for this book. Begin with The Entrepreneur's Guide to Cannabis.



The Weed Runners

The Weed Runners Author Nicholas Schou
ISBN-10 9781613744130
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 224
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The Weed Runners tells the inside story of America’s biggest cash crop—marijuana—and of the outlaw capitalists who are writing its future. Make no mistake: the U.S. government’s 100-year-old war on marijuana isn’t over. Some 20 million Americans have been arrested on marijuana charges so far. The American marijuana industry remains underground, where modern-day moonshiners who view themselves as tomorrow’s Johnnie Walkers continue to take immeasurable personal risks to fulfill America’s incessant demand for weed. This book focuses on an incredibly dynamic three years from 2009 to 2012 in which marijuana left the world of illegality and blossomed into a mainstream industry, becoming the fastest growing economic engine in California before the feds swooped in and put pot back in its “proper” place. The weed runners who inhabit this book are pioneers of the future American pot economy. Some are martyrs who lost their liberty paving the way for the explosion of medical marijuana. Others followed in their footsteps, risking their freedom to push the limits of this grand experiment. Drawing on unparalleled access to sources ranging from lobbyists to cannabis club owners, from outlaw cultivators to industry entrepreneurs backed by silent investors in the criminal underworld, The Weed Runners is both journalistic expose and adventure story. Nicholas Schou is the author of Kill the Messenger and Orange Sunshine. He is an award-winning investigative journalist with OC Weekly who has also written for LA Weekly, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and the Los Angeles Times.