Weeding Out The Myths To Get The Real Facts About Legalized Marijuana

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Do you think you have a good grasp of the issues surrounding marijuana use? Think again

Recovering drug addict and alcoholic Ben Cort discusses marijuana use – both pro-legalization and anti-legalization – in "Weed, Inc.: The Truth About THC, the Pot Lobby, and the Commercial Marijuana Industry" (HCI – ISBN 0757319882 – September 2017 – $15.95).

In this truthful and eye-opening book, Cort is not concerned with telling you which side to pick or which side he's on; he's more concerned with giving people the correct information they need in order to be knowledgeable about marijuana use.

His is the voice – often the dissenting one – that needs to be heard.

"Weed, Inc." challenges popular opinions about marijuana since cannabis today is an entirely different product than what it used to be.

Cort not only defines THC and marijuana in its current state, but also the many confusing terms surrounding it.

Cort questions the notion that industrialization is the key to safe, regulated products.

He even discusses how the legalization in Colorado is less about the legalization of marijuana and more about the industrialization of it, likening it to the reincarnation of big tobacco.

There is more access to a substance that few know enough about.

This can lead to increased addiction and an unregulated industry that will continue to grow – just like big tobacco.

With industrialization comes political agendas, overpaid lobbyists, big marketing budgets, and not far behind, monopolies on manufacturing and distribution.

Small farmers will feel the pinch as prices soar with the domination of corporate America under the guise of good old capitalism.

Misinformation about marijuana and the effects of it is the main problem most people have with understanding this complex issue.

This pivotal book will take you into the real world of legalized weed and open your eyes to topics such as: Environmental concerns (water, fertilizers, power, etc.), Medical concerns, Social justice, The lobby (what businesses stand to gain by this new industry), Law enforcement, Organized crime, FDA involvement, and much more.

Cort believes the stronger the information, the more people and the government will make smart choices and decisions regarding marijuana.

About the Author:
Ben Cort spent a decade inside the drug and alcohol addiction treatment field and is now a consultant to the industry. Ben joined the drug policy conversation at the national level in 2012. He was part of the 'No on 64' campaign, and following the amendment's passage—which changed the Colorado constitution to allow for a statewide drug policy for cannabis—he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) as well as NALGAP (the National Association of Lesbian, Gay, and Transgender Treatment Providers). Ben is currently consulting with the NFL and his passion about the intersection of recovery and public policy makes him a frequent guest in the media.

"Weed, Inc.: The Truth About THC, the Pot Lobby, and the Commercial Marijuana Industry"Q
HCI Books
September 2017 - $15.95
ISBN 0757319882

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