Mariann Wizard reviews Jonah Raskin’s new book, Marijuanaland: Dispatches From an American War. Jonah, who was active with the Yippies in the Sixties, is a professor at Sonoma State University and has written biographies of Abbie Hoffman, Allen Ginsberg and Jack London. Marijuanaland, subtitled Dispatches from an American War, begins just as California’s campaign for Prop. 19 began in earnest and takes the reader through a year in the cannabis growing cycle, looking at marijuana-influenced culture, politics, economics, medicine, and law in the state’s Emerald Triangle. Raskin visited with pot growers young and old, activists for and against legalization, newspaper editors, sheriffs, medical patients, healthcare providers, and more.

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