The Weed Runners by Nicholas Schou
Travels with the Outlaw Capitalists of America's Medical Marijuana Trade

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While the vignettes are entertaining, the book was written before a massive crackdown decimated the industry in California, and before Colorado and Washington unexpectedly voted to legalize recreational marijuana.
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Make no mistake: the US government’s hundred-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.

Drawing on unparalleled access to sources ranging from lawyers to cannabis club owners, from outlaw cultivators to industry entrepreneurs, The Weed Runners is both journalistic exposé and adventure story.

 

About Nicholas Schou

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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.
 
Published September 1, 2013 by Chicago Review Press. 226 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Science & Math, Crime. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on Jul 07 2013

Occasionally scattershot but valuable look at the way California’s medical marijuana law and the crackdown against it have affected people of all walks of life.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Jun 10 2013

While the vignettes are entertaining, the book was written before a massive crackdown decimated the industry in California, and before Colorado and Washington unexpectedly voted to legalize recreational marijuana.

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