FDL Book Salon Welcomes Doug Fine, Hemp Bound: Dispatches From The Front Lines Of The Next Agricultural Evolution

By: Sunday June 1, 2014 1:59 pm

Three of Doug Fine’s four books address aspects of agriculture. Farewell My Subaru introduces us to his Funky Butte Ranch in rural New Mexico, where he begins to learn to ranch and farm, to power his life with renewable energy, waste oil and homegrown food. Too High to Fail followed the odyssey of a cannabis plant to be used for a medical marijuana patient, from cloning to ingestion.

Hemp Bound introduces us to the renewed interest in industrial hemp agriculture, at the moment of its rebirth.


Book Salon Preview: Doug Fine Discusses His Book, Hemp Bound, at The Booksmith, in Haight-Ashbury

By: Sunday June 1, 2014 8:46 am

Sunday afternoon, I will be hosting author Doug Fine here at the Firedoglake Book Salon. We will be asking him questions about the subject matter of Hemp Bound: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution.  Last year, we had him here to discuss the paperback edition of his book on the medical cannabis growing scene in California, Too High to Fail.

Hemp Flag to Fly Over the Capitol Building Today

By: Thursday July 4, 2013 9:00 am

Today a United States flag made of hemp will fly over the Capitol building, thanks to Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), a strong supporter of revising America’s prohibition against hemp.

FDL Movie Night: Emperor of Hemp

By: Monday October 25, 2010 5:00 pm

This November 2, Prop 19 is on the ballot in CA along medical marijuana initiatives in AZ, OR and SD. A generation ago this would have been inconceivable, and marijuana advocates owe a great deal to Jack Herer whose landmark 1979 book The Emperor Has No Clothes yanked the sheets off marijuana and hemp prohibition. An advocate for legalization, Jack converted from a square john to an enlightened political activist after blowing a couple reefers. No wonder the government wants weed banned!

The Emperor of Hemp is Jack Herer’s story; the story a plant and a country; and the story of governmental hypocrisy, racism, and greed.

Late Night: Altar-ed States, Pastors and Pot

By: Tuesday June 29, 2010 8:00 pm

While one Colorado clergyman is fighting his arrest for possession of pot (claiming his status as clergy in the Ministry of THC allows for sacramental reefer use), a pastor in California is up in arms over the NAACP’s support of the November ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana use.

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