By Matthew Gavin Frank
After 8 months in his adolescence domestic aiding his mom via her bout with melanoma, Matthew Frank and his spouse have been themselves determined for convenience. they discovered sanctuary within the impossible place—amid a set of outcasts and eccentrics on a plot of land miles outdoor their convenience area: a “mostly medical” marijuana farm in California.
Pot Farm information the unusual, elegant, and occasionally risky goings-on at Weckman Farm, a spot with hidden politics and social hierarchies, populated via getting better drug addicts, replacement healers, pseudo-hippie childrens, and clinical marijuana clients seeking to provide 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 many of the roles that let this to work—from box pickers to tractor drivers, chefs to yoga teachers, managers to snipers, unlawful immigrants to felony revisionists, and the supply staff to the hospice staff at the different finish. His publication additionally appears on the blurry laws regulating the marijuana in addition to the daily logistics of operating such an operation and the entire relationships that brings into play.
Through firsthand observations and reports (some motivated by means 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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