Are you curious about the legalization of marijuana across the nation?
You'll discover the good, the bad, and the funny in Weedgalized in Colorado.
Don't miss your chance to learn from the first state to go live with recreational sales.
Colorado's cannabis culture is more colorful than you imagined! Pot became legal in Colorado on
January 1, 2014, and everything changed. The first three years of legalization will never be repeated and are captured here in historical humor and education.
Culture transformed, entrepreneurs descended and people couldn't stop talking about it.
Specifically, in the heart of Colorado ski country, everyone was talking to professional bartender
and award-winning author, Johnny Welsh.
Meet the Sheriff and the Town Stoner, the "Ganjapreneurs" and Girl Scouts entrepreneurs.
It's about time someone told Colorado's story from a Colorado point of view!
Here are the good-humored true tales of legalization, including outrageous characters,
crazy products, inventive businesses, laid-back budtenders, out-of-work drug dealers, cannabis controversies, and tourism booms and busts.
Chapters include:* The Dealers and the Players* Weedia in the Media* Weed vs. Alcohol*
Ganjapreneurial Products and Services* Dispensary Guide: A Tour of Colorado's Pot Holes* Pot Stocks* Marijuana Strains* Jokes, anecdotes, interviews and more!
Weedgalized in Colorado contains interviews with characters ranging from the "Town Stoner" to the county Sheriff, as well as dispensary owners, dealers, growers, tour guides, entrepreneurs and even movie producers looking for their next blockbuster.
Welsh, a bartender in Frisco, Colo., sheds light on the "green rush" in this haphazard account of the first year of legalized marijuana in Colorado. Gleaned from Welsh's experience as a bartender, the book attempts to entertain and inform curious readers about the emerging cannabis industry primarily from the perspective of one ski town in "the heart of Colorado." It is most useful as a guide for Colorado tourists, detailing laws and customs from the first year, offering a dispensary list, and describing the different strains available at the moment. Welsh puts a strong focus on the business side of the phenomenon, speaking with "ganjapreneurs" running shops, consumption friendly lodgings, and culinary tours, illegal dealers whose income has dried up, and dispensary "budtenders" about their early experiences, and with individuals like Frank McDonald, the owner of the entire town of Stoner, Colo. Welsh's own inexperience as a consumer puts him at a remove from his subject and his retelling of other people's anecdotes often fall flat. He attempts original research by way of formulaic interviews with anonymous dealers that leave obvious questions unasked. It's an amateurish book on a popular subject. (BookLife)