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Super Charged

How Outlaws, Hippies, and Scientists Reinvented Marijuana
Rendon, Jim (Book - 2012 )
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Super Charged


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Marijuana has been illegal in the United States since 1937. Yet, thanks in large part to a loosely connected underground world of breeders, dealers, and smokers, there are currently more than 2000 varieties available. And since 1996, when California first passed legislation allowing for legalized medical marijuana, the underground has slowly surfaced, pushing what was once a decentralized, lawless world closer to the corporate world of business, agriculture, and pharmaceuticals. Super-Charged gets up close and personal with the people who have transformed this controversial drug. With personalities and backgrounds as diverse as the plant itself, the growers include a former Silicon Valley software entrepreneur; third-generation Humboldt, California, growers; a publicly traded pharmaceutical company; and the famous marijuana personality Jorge Cervantes. Jim Rendon takes readers behind the scenes and into the homes and grow operations of the committed, quality-obsessed practitioners in the international underground industry responsible for creating today's super-charged cannabis. Ironically, these pioneers who built this illegal industry may one day find themselves out of business in the face of the drug's growing mainstream acceptance. Just how this could come about is part of the incredible story.
Authors: Rendon, Jim
Title: Super charged
how outlaws, hippies, and scientists reinvented marijuana
Publisher: Portland, Or. :, Timber Press,, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 256 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jim Rendon
Contents: Medical marijuana everywhere
Hippies start growing marijuana
Growing takes off
Breeders change everything
Cannabis moves indoors
The politics of marijuana
Medical dispensaries reshape the business
Cannabis as medicine
The cannabis gold rush is on
A day in the dispensary
The future of cannabis
ISBN: 9781604692952
1604692952
Branch Call Number: 338.476157827 R397m 2012
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