Pot Farm by Matthew Gavin Frank

By Matthew Gavin Frank

After 8 months in his formative years domestic assisting his mom via her bout with melanoma, Matthew Frank and his spouse have been themselves determined for convenience. they discovered sanctuary within the very unlikely place—amid a set of outcasts and eccentrics on a plot of land miles outdoors their convenience area: a “mostly medical” marijuana farm in California.

Pot Farm info the unusual, chic, and infrequently harmful goings-on at Weckman Farm, a spot with hidden politics and social hierarchies, populated by means of getting better drug addicts, substitute healers, pseudo-hippie youngsters, and clinical marijuana clients seeking to supply again. there's additionally woman Wanda, the big, elusive, prosperous, and seriously armed businesswoman who owns the farm and runs it from underneath a housedress and a hat of peacock feathers. Frank explores a few of the roles that let this to work—from box pickers to tractor drivers, chefs to yoga teachers, managers to snipers, unlawful immigrants to criminal revisionists, and the supply team to the hospice employees at the different finish. His ebook additionally seems to be on the blurry laws regulating the marijuana in addition to the day by day logistics of operating such an operation and the entire relationships that brings into play.

Through firsthand observations and studies (some motivated by way of the farm’s money crop), interviews, and study, Pot Farm exposes a thriving yet unsung faction of up to date American tradition.

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