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by Doug Fine


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.

Praise for Too High to Fail: "Fine examines how the American people have borne the massive economic and social expenditures of the failed Drug War, which is 'as unconscionably wrong for America as segregation and DD. A captivating, solidly documented work rendered with wit an. . A captivating, solidly documented work rendered with wit and humor. successfully illuminates an unusual world where cannabis growers sing Happy Birthday to while crossing their fingers against the threat of federal raids

Too High to Fail: Cannabi. has been added to your Cart. Doug Fine is the author of two previous books, Not Really an Alaskan Mountain Man and Farewell, My Subaru (a Boston Globe bestseller).

Too High to Fail: Cannabi. He has reported for The Washington Post, Wired, Salon, High Times, Outside, NPR, and . News & World Report.

51% of Americans support full legalization (cannabis regulated for adults like alcohol), and 80% support medicinal cannabis legalization. Fine's book, TOO HIGH TO FAIL: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution, is just out in paperback. More from Terrence McNally podcast.

It was just too close to home. I had to see of there was a working alternative to the Drug War which I could examine as a potential model. Recent polls have 56 percent of Americans ready to end the Drug War, which is one of our nation's worst policies for reasons documented at length in the book and not a surprise to most of us.

Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution.

Fine, an investigative journalist, takes us to Mendocino County, where he follows one plant from seed to medical marijuana patient in the first county in the nation to decriminalize and regulate cannabis farming. Continue reading the main story. Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution.

Too High to Fail book. The first in-depth look at the burgeoning legal cannabis industry. The ruling is widely considered to have launched the multibillion-dollar home entertainment revolution that today brings us, for better or for worse, Ishtar via instant download from nearly any spot on Earth. Similarly, with cannabis, I discovered that assertions that many essentially healthy people (baseball-game tapers, in the VCR example) were obtaining doctor referrals for cannabis is irrelevant.

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Too High to Fail covers everything from a brief history of hemp to an insider’s perspective on a growing season in Mendocino .

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 $(removed) 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.

The nation's economy is in trouble, but one cash crop has the potential to turn it around: cannabis. ABC News reports that underground cannabis industry produces $35.8 billion in annual revenues. But, thanks to Nixon and the War on Drugs, marijuana is still synonymous with heroin on the federal level even though it has won mainstream acceptance. Too High to Fail is an objectively (if humorously) reported account of how one plant can change the shape of our country, culturally, politically, and economically. It 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. Doug Fine follows one plant from seed to patient in the first American county to fully legalize and regulate cannabis farming. He profiles a critical issue to lawmakers, media pundits, an ordinary Americans. It is a wild ride that includes college tuitions paid with cash, cannabis-friendly sheriffs, and access to the world of the emerging legitimate, taxpaying "ganjaprenneur."

Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution epub download

ISBN13: 978-1592407613

ISBN: 1592407617

Author: Doug Fine

Category: Business and Money

Subcategory: Economics

Language: English

Publisher: Avery; Reprint edition (July 2, 2013)

Pages: 384 pages

ePUB size: 1396 kb

FB2 size: 1635 kb

Rating: 4.7

Votes: 977

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Runemane
This book was recommended to me by a friend and I am SO glad that I read it. I am a self-described stick in the mud and have very little experience (read: no) with marijuana. Although I'm relatively liberal I've always had mixed feelings about the legalization of cannabis and, more specifically, recreational marijuana. This book totally changed my feelings on this topic. I now hope I get to vote to legalize it in my lifetime.

The book is NOT propaganda as another reviewer claims, but it is obviously written from the point of view of someone who was interested enough in cannabis to move his family to CA to research it. The title of the book is forthright and explains the viewpoint right from the start. Doug Fine writes in a very honest and straightforward way and I found the book to be extremely interesting and informative.
Runemane
This book was recommended to me by a friend and I am SO glad that I read it. I am a self-described stick in the mud and have very little experience (read: no) with marijuana. Although I'm relatively liberal I've always had mixed feelings about the legalization of cannabis and, more specifically, recreational marijuana. This book totally changed my feelings on this topic. I now hope I get to vote to legalize it in my lifetime.

The book is NOT propaganda as another reviewer claims, but it is obviously written from the point of view of someone who was interested enough in cannabis to move his family to CA to research it. The title of the book is forthright and explains the viewpoint right from the start. Doug Fine writes in a very honest and straightforward way and I found the book to be extremely interesting and informative.
uspeh
Should be required reading for lawmakers, but I often had to re-read many paragraphs to get the point, and that's why it's getting only four stars from me. That is not to say that it isn't excellent content, well researched, and provided me with a lot of facts. This was one of many books I am currently reading on the cannabis subject and it ranks high, (no pun intended), on my list of "must read" books for anyone who believes cannabis prohibition is a good thing, or is sitting on the fence about beneficial cannabis uses, or is considering activism for putting an end to prohibition. My difficulties with Doug's writing style is a personal thing, and while it was a bit distracting for me, re-reading did help to "drive home" many important facts that I want to retain for the future. Often, when I thought a point was trying to be made in one direction that seemed contrary, upon re-reading I got it. That's probably just me, but I do read a lot and his style is a bit different. This is NOT a reason to skip this book.

While written in a journalistic style, you do get that it was really becoming a personal crusade for Doug to bring people to the understanding that prohibition in this country, and the world as a whole, is nothing short of ignorance and misinformation. It reads like a story that takes a lot of side trips to explain facts and fiction about cannabis uses, medicinally and industrially, now as well as throughout the ages. He provides information that enables understanding of how deep the issues of cannabis prohibition run, who the players are on both sides of the issue and what stake they have in this political game. He clearly defines the issue as NOT being liberal vs conservative, but rather a matter of education and the conditioning about the stigma of cannabis use as has been drilled into modern minds over the last 70+ years, (including the author and my ex-hippie self). Generations of Americans have been mislead, and he presents the how and why of it.

The author never mentions partaking in cannabis use, and doesn't come off sounding like "just another stoner" professing their right to smoke weed if they want. Everything presented is well researched and/or observed first-hand. It isn't a book to educate you on the medical use of cannabis. It isn't a "how to" book on growing or using. It IS a book on the economic impact of prohibition and propaganda in America for the last 40+ years. It IS a book that presents the state of cannabis use in America today and offers a very plausible positive scenario of what can happen in the future. It IS a book that explains how many lives have been and are currently being affected by prohibition on a personal level. It IS a book that presents a scenario of how things CAN work well for a society that is well informed, drops the stigma and works together.

While the author is very upbeat in his presentation and predictions for the future and the potential for cannabis legalization worldwide, I was left feeling awfully depressed after finishing this book. But in that same vane I feel that the only people who could possibly NOT realize the damage done by prohibition, and the potential for this "weed" becoming an economic success if legalized and regulated, are the same kind of people who will never overcome racism. Some people can never overcome personal beliefs no matter how much you educate them, but this should still be required reading, (along with Julia Holland's "The Pot Book"), for every law maker in America, although it's not likely since most of them have obviously skipped their history lessons and/or will not face facts about something that is contrary to their personal beliefs.
uspeh
Should be required reading for lawmakers, but I often had to re-read many paragraphs to get the point, and that's why it's getting only four stars from me. That is not to say that it isn't excellent content, well researched, and provided me with a lot of facts. This was one of many books I am currently reading on the cannabis subject and it ranks high, (no pun intended), on my list of "must read" books for anyone who believes cannabis prohibition is a good thing, or is sitting on the fence about beneficial cannabis uses, or is considering activism for putting an end to prohibition. My difficulties with Doug's writing style is a personal thing, and while it was a bit distracting for me, re-reading did help to "drive home" many important facts that I want to retain for the future. Often, when I thought a point was trying to be made in one direction that seemed contrary, upon re-reading I got it. That's probably just me, but I do read a lot and his style is a bit different. This is NOT a reason to skip this book.

While written in a journalistic style, you do get that it was really becoming a personal crusade for Doug to bring people to the understanding that prohibition in this country, and the world as a whole, is nothing short of ignorance and misinformation. It reads like a story that takes a lot of side trips to explain facts and fiction about cannabis uses, medicinally and industrially, now as well as throughout the ages. He provides information that enables understanding of how deep the issues of cannabis prohibition run, who the players are on both sides of the issue and what stake they have in this political game. He clearly defines the issue as NOT being liberal vs conservative, but rather a matter of education and the conditioning about the stigma of cannabis use as has been drilled into modern minds over the last 70+ years, (including the author and my ex-hippie self). Generations of Americans have been mislead, and he presents the how and why of it.

The author never mentions partaking in cannabis use, and doesn't come off sounding like "just another stoner" professing their right to smoke weed if they want. Everything presented is well researched and/or observed first-hand. It isn't a book to educate you on the medical use of cannabis. It isn't a "how to" book on growing or using. It IS a book on the economic impact of prohibition and propaganda in America for the last 40+ years. It IS a book that presents the state of cannabis use in America today and offers a very plausible positive scenario of what can happen in the future. It IS a book that explains how many lives have been and are currently being affected by prohibition on a personal level. It IS a book that presents a scenario of how things CAN work well for a society that is well informed, drops the stigma and works together.

While the author is very upbeat in his presentation and predictions for the future and the potential for cannabis legalization worldwide, I was left feeling awfully depressed after finishing this book. But in that same vane I feel that the only people who could possibly NOT realize the damage done by prohibition, and the potential for this "weed" becoming an economic success if legalized and regulated, are the same kind of people who will never overcome racism. Some people can never overcome personal beliefs no matter how much you educate them, but this should still be required reading, (along with Julia Holland's "The Pot Book"), for every law maker in America, although it's not likely since most of them have obviously skipped their history lessons and/or will not face facts about something that is contrary to their personal beliefs.
LoboThommy
I really enjoyed this book.
Doug Fine has a good ear for language and a good eye for detail. He writes clearly and with humor. He is a part of the story but he doesn't make himself the center of the action. He's a bit (and here he may wince) like the "John Mcphee" of dope. The story is written about Mendocino County and how the attitudes towards cannabis have evolved over the years. It has transformed the region, brought it wealth and controversy in equal measures.
For some people, not all, cannabis is a wonder drug. It relieves pain, anxiety and can help with the side effects of other drug treatments. It is also a useful plant in preventative health (and when unheated has NO psychoactive effects whatsoever.) Fine presents a good overview of the crazy and destructive contradictory policies that are playing out in California and around the country. He sees an eventual drug peace. Prohibition does not work. It is an expensive failure that destroys much more than it saves. Prohibition fuels the Mexican drug cartels and for that reason alone it should be ended.
The book is easy to read. The characters come to life. There are photos in the back so you can see the plant he follows from seedling to harvest.
I found out about Doug's book when listening to the c-realm podcast by KMO. Highly recommended and soberly recommended as well.
LoboThommy
I really enjoyed this book.
Doug Fine has a good ear for language and a good eye for detail. He writes clearly and with humor. He is a part of the story but he doesn't make himself the center of the action. He's a bit (and here he may wince) like the "John Mcphee" of dope. The story is written about Mendocino County and how the attitudes towards cannabis have evolved over the years. It has transformed the region, brought it wealth and controversy in equal measures.
For some people, not all, cannabis is a wonder drug. It relieves pain, anxiety and can help with the side effects of other drug treatments. It is also a useful plant in preventative health (and when unheated has NO psychoactive effects whatsoever.) Fine presents a good overview of the crazy and destructive contradictory policies that are playing out in California and around the country. He sees an eventual drug peace. Prohibition does not work. It is an expensive failure that destroys much more than it saves. Prohibition fuels the Mexican drug cartels and for that reason alone it should be ended.
The book is easy to read. The characters come to life. There are photos in the back so you can see the plant he follows from seedling to harvest.
I found out about Doug's book when listening to the c-realm podcast by KMO. Highly recommended and soberly recommended as well.
Xtintisha
i highly recommend this book because it speaks a truth that needs to be heard by everyone in America: the truth that our economy needs cannabis; the truth that our government needs cannabis's it's tax dollars; the truth that America's sick and ailing need the medicine that cannabis can provide; and the truth that it's our right to use cannabis without threat or harm from the government, so long as no harm is being done to others by those who use it. this book is very well researched and contains pertinent information about cannabis, and it's value to America. it's time to wake up to what cannabis is really all about.
Xtintisha
i highly recommend this book because it speaks a truth that needs to be heard by everyone in America: the truth that our economy needs cannabis; the truth that our government needs cannabis's it's tax dollars; the truth that America's sick and ailing need the medicine that cannabis can provide; and the truth that it's our right to use cannabis without threat or harm from the government, so long as no harm is being done to others by those who use it. this book is very well researched and contains pertinent information about cannabis, and it's value to America. it's time to wake up to what cannabis is really all about.
Pemand
Very informative book. It certainly is a must read that should open the eyes of all to a substance that has virtually no psychoactive qualities (think non alcoholic beer) and tremendous applications in society. Hemp should replace cotton, the oil is beneficial as a food source and as fuel. Hemp batteries, amazing. Hempcrete, learn about it immediately.
Pemand
Very informative book. It certainly is a must read that should open the eyes of all to a substance that has virtually no psychoactive qualities (think non alcoholic beer) and tremendous applications in society. Hemp should replace cotton, the oil is beneficial as a food source and as fuel. Hemp batteries, amazing. Hempcrete, learn about it immediately.
Hugighma
A great story in the life of a plant. Grows quick, high yield and not much waste. I enjoyed reading this book and then I wonder how on earth it is illegal. It just makes me ask what is going on in Whashington D.C. And what the pharmaceutical group has done since 1940 to keep it this way. Right along with how many trees would be saved with industrial hemp. Good read and very informative.
Hugighma
A great story in the life of a plant. Grows quick, high yield and not much waste. I enjoyed reading this book and then I wonder how on earth it is illegal. It just makes me ask what is going on in Whashington D.C. And what the pharmaceutical group has done since 1940 to keep it this way. Right along with how many trees would be saved with industrial hemp. Good read and very informative.
WtePSeLNaGAyko
I'm a 69 year old medical cannabis patient. Using this wonderfully effective medicine for both peripheral neuropathy pain relief and stomach problems related to IBS. Just finished "Too High to Fail." Such a wonderfully important book. Thank you for all of your hard work! Hope I can find a way to be helpful in the effort to free us from the current federal swamp of ignorance and misguided laws.
WtePSeLNaGAyko
I'm a 69 year old medical cannabis patient. Using this wonderfully effective medicine for both peripheral neuropathy pain relief and stomach problems related to IBS. Just finished "Too High to Fail." Such a wonderfully important book. Thank you for all of your hard work! Hope I can find a way to be helpful in the effort to free us from the current federal swamp of ignorance and misguided laws.