In his new book Pot Planet, author Brian Preston tokes his way around the world, documenting the people, places and events that make up the core of the world’s modern cannabis culture.
Preston’s global ganja voyage begins in BC, at the first Cannabis Culture Cup in February 2000, held at Marc Emery’s home on the Sunshine Coast (CC#25, The first Cannabis Culture Cup). From there, Preston travels the world’s weedy hotspots, sampling buds and meeting the locals in Nepal, Southeast Asia, Australia, England, Amsterdam, Morocco, BC, and the USA.
Cannabis Culture readers will recognize many of the people who Preston encounters on his travels. In Amsterdam he discusses the seed business with Sensi Seeds founder Ben Dronkers, in Australia he hangs at the Nimbin Hemp Embassy and attends their annual Mardi Grass, in California he talks with med-pot icon Dennis Peron, and in Vancouver he gets high on buds from Marc Emery, and gets lessons in activism from locals like David Malmo-Levine.
Along with the activists Preston also encounters regular ganjaphiles. He gets high with pot pilgrims and toking tourists in Nepal, gets ripped off for hash and money by fast-talking Moroccans, and gets baked with judges at the High Times Cannabis Cup.
Pot Planet is a timely and accurate snapshot of the people, places and events that make up the global ganja culture during the dawn of the new millennium.
The book is written in a friendly, conversational style – It’s the kind of book you could give to your mom. It’s an easy and enlightening read, and will be enjoyed by both chronic and non-toker alike.
? Pot Planet is available where fine books are sold, and online at www.cannabisculture.com/bookstore