The Cannabis Manifesto is both a call to action and a radical vision of humans´ relationship with this healing but controversial plant. Steve DeAngelo, the founder of Harborside Health Center, the world´s largest medical-cannabis dispensary, presents a compelling case for cannabis as a wellness catalyst that must be legalized. His view that there is no such thing as recreational cannabis use challenges listeners to rethink everything they thought they knew about marijuana. The Cannabis Manifesto answers essential questions about the plant, using extensive research to fuel a thoughtful discussion about cannabis science and law as well as its biological, mental, and spiritual effects on human beings. With a cultural critic´s eye peering through the lens of social justice, DeAngelo explains how cannabis prohibition has warped our most precious institutions - from the family to the workplace to the doctor´s office and the courtroom. In calling for a realistic national policy on a substance that has been used by half of all Americans, this essential primer will forever change the way the world thinks about cannabis, its benefits, and the laws governing its use. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Barnett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004995/bk_rand_004995_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What does the Bible say about making a creation of almighty God´s illegal or immoral? This book uncovers the ugly truth about America´s ´´drug war´´, while disproving all the myths and government propaganda about medical marijuana. In this book you will discover the following: 1. America´s drug war is based on racism and illegality on the part of government, and particularly law enforcement. 2. The private prison industry is raking in billions of US taxpayer money because of the ´´drug war´´. 3. Alcohol, tobacco, prescription pain killers, and codeine are all at least five times more dangerous than marijuana. 4. The pharmaceutical industry, as well as law enforcement, benefit financially from the drug war. 5. The federal government has been lying for decades about the addictive properties of medical marijuana. Cannabis has been repeatedly proven in study after study to be non-addictive. This book blows the lid off the ´´war on drugs´´ while proving conclusively that the ´´drug war´´ is actually an all-out war on the American people. Our time to rise up has come. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alicia Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087884/bk_acx0_087884_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is an easy-to-follow and comprehensive guide to start and run a retail cannabis business. Despite how it looks, a cannabis business can fail. Landlords can reject your proposal outright or never return your calls. Some people don’t want anything to do with weed. The retail cannabis business is in tricky waters, and it can feel frustrating at the start. Whether you are a newcomer or a would-be business owner, the Retail Cannabis Handbook offers a step-by-step guide to opening and appreciating the retail side of the marijuana business. In covering every major aspect of opening a cannabis business, you get: Checklists for owners and managers that covers steps to set up business and training systems Expert advice on setting up your business for success by choosing the right location, interior design, security planning, hiring best practices, and product choices An overview provided on the legal industry, cannabis laws, application process, and how to structure a business plan (costs, professional services, sources of financing, etc.) Marketing and promotion ideas, knowing what customers want from you, what your website and digital marketing shows, and much more This covers Canadian and American cannabis laws, focused on bringing repeat customers and managing the day-to-day operations of inventory management and cost controls. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Rounda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110278/bk_acx0_110278_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An evidence-based guide to using cannabis to enhance pain relief safely, effectively, and economically while reducing the risks of opioid addiction.Opioid addiction has exploded to epidemic proportions in the US. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death. In 2012, 259 million prescriptions were written for opioids - more than enough to give every American adult his or her own bottle of pills. Uwe Blesching, author of The Cannabis Health Index, clearly and thoroughly lays out the overwhelming benefits of using cannabis - not only to reduce the nation’s dependence on opioids - but also to manage the craving and withdrawal symptoms of opioid addiction, and especially to address the pain that leads to drug use and addiction in the first place. Citing statistics showing that states allowing legal access to cannabis have seen a 25 percent drop in opioid-related deaths, Blesching explains how precision applications of cannabis can alleviate the mental and emotional aspects of pain by modulating numerous neurotransmitters and their emotional counterparts. He presents a convincing case for the powerful benefits of cannabis in reducing the risks of addiction and overdose, cutting monetary costs, and restoring a sense of balance and control to those who struggle with pain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Scholl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006632/bk_rand_006632_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook provides a practical guide to ayahuasca use, aiding seekers in making right - and safe - decisions about where to go, who to drink with, and what to expect. Ayahuasca, the Amazonian psychoactive plant brew, has become vastly popular. Once the sole purview of shamans and indigenous native people in the great Amazon rainforest, ayahuasca is now becoming well known - and widely used - around the globe. Today, foreigners from all over the world flock in ever-burgeoning numbers to the steamy Amazon, drinking bitter ayahuasca with shamans and curanderos in order to access its potent healing and spirit-enlivening effects. What began as a mere trickle of visitors in the 1980s has become a surging riptide of seekers. Chris Kilham (Fox News´ ´´Medicine Hunter´´) has worked closely with South American shamans for two decades and has sat in ayahuasca ceremonies with at least 20 different shamans. Through his ´´Ayahuasca Test Pilots´´ program, Kilham has brought numerous people to the Amazon to engage in ceremonies with maestro ayahuasceros. Clear, concise, straightforward, and well informed, The Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook is an indispensable guide for anyone curious about this unusual plant medicine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Wojtas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006988/bk_rand_006988_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What´s the real scoop about cannabis and smoking-hot sex? All is revealed in an article entitled ´´High Satisfaction´´ at Nerve.com. Susie reads from Kate Hakala´s story, and she reviews the effects of combining weed and sex. Think about what pot does: loosening inhibitions, relaxing one´s state of mind, and inducing neurochemical pleasure. Combine that with sex, and fun stuff might well happen. There´s not much scientific research on the topic, but stoners and pot activists will attest that these two activities go hand in hand. Then, it´s ´´What´s New on Audible´´. Susie has a sample from an erotic goodie for you to hear: My Favorite Lesbian Stories from Best American Erotica, edited by none other than Susie Bright. This wild collection explores the sex lives of lesbians who speak fearlessly about every taboo, without any apologies. Dorothy Allison, Lisa Montanarelli, Greta Christina, Peggy Munson, and many more authors are included in this volume. Have a question or news story for Susie? You can send your confidential queries and comments to email@example.com. [Episode 650, February 27, 2015] Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/150227/pf_suzy_150227_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a nonfiction story about the subculture that formed around the marijuana industry in Northern California. It documents a unique time and place in American history that is today impacting society on a global scale. It is a personal narrative that tells the story of one young man´s experiences over nearly a decade in the rapidly changing cannabis industry; embedded within the story lies an exploration of a budding young culture with new values and new ideas. Through unusual events and unusual characters, the story paints a picture of the lifestyle and the conflicts generated from the black market industry. This is an important document about the influence that the events in Northern California and Southern Oregon are having on American society, politics, and future generations, and indeed the rest of the world. It is a lighthearted narrative, built with amusing anecdotes of a life around marijuana, but its intention and motive are quite serious. The story is acknowledging a movement. There is far more happening in the remote valleys of the California wilderness than just a few renegades hoping for easy money. Away from the eyes of the parent society, hundreds of thousands of disenchanted youth have gathered to protest through practice and to generate the foundation for an alternative existence.As the debate over the legality of marijuana continues to inspire passion around the country, this audiobook takes a deeper look at what it means and seeks another perspective on what the cannabis industry has already done. And it asks the question: What is gained? What is lost? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael A T Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145702/bk_acx0_145702_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Storytelling from the man who lived the adventure. The whirlwind odyssey towards enlightenment begins. The ´60s come alive in this entertaining non-fiction light-hearted, multi-level history/memoir. ´´Imagine all the people living life in peace.´´ True adventures of a young UPI reporter who followed the ´60s over the edge and returned to tell his story. Hop aboard an audacious 100-bus, round-the-country, flower power caravan with pot-smoking San Francisco guru Stephen Gaskin and his tribe of 300 hippies ´´out to save the world.” Our story includes a close look at Gaskin and his whole guru trip. In the ´70s, The Farm in Summertown, Tennessee, was America’s biggest, most thriving commune. At its peak, 1,500 spiritual hippies lived and worked collectively - all dedicated to creating a gracious lifestyle the world can afford - a microcosm of peace, a brother and sisterhood. For 12 years, hard-working, idealistic, mostly young people shared life, labor, and a vision; built a village, grew food, celebrated life, enjoyed zero unemployment, and manifested a mostly happy, peaceful vegan utopia with its own doctors, clinic, midwives, teachers, book publishing company, soy dairy, bakery, and solar-heated school on 1,764 acres. The collective’s global outreach nongovernmental organization Plenty International was awarded the Swedish ´´alternative Nobel prize,” the Right Livelihood Award for its work. A volunteer earthquake reconstruction carpenter, Melvyn Stiriss, and a Plenty crew built a clinic for Mother Teresa in Guatemala and worked with Mayans to build houses and schools in remote mountain villages. A ´´cannabis church,” The Farm attempted to legalize marijuana for religious use. Stiriss was a co-founder of The Farm and lived 12 years in the community working as a farmer, carpenter, mason, miller, baker, chef, gatekeeper and news editor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melvyn Stiriss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006563/bk_acx0_006563_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An eye-opening report from an award-winning author and former New York Times reporter reveals the link between teenage marijuana use and mental illness, and a hidden epidemic of violence caused by the drug - facts the media has ignored as the US rushes to legalize cannabis.Recreational marijuana is now legal in nine states. Almost all Americans believe the drug should be legal for medical use. Advocates argue cannabis can help everyone from veterans to cancer sufferers. But legalization has been built on myths - that marijuana arrests fill prisons; that most doctors want to use cannabis as medicine; that it can somehow stem the opiate epidemic; that it is not just harmless but beneficial for mental health. In this meticulously reported audiobook, Alex Berenson, a former New York Times reporter, explodes those myths:Almost no one is in prison for marijuana;A tiny fraction of doctors write most authorizations for medical marijuana, mostly for people who have already used;Marijuana use is linked to opiate and cocaine use. Since 2008, the US and Canada have seen soaring marijuana use and an opiate epidemic. Britain has falling marijuana use and no epidemic;Most of all, THC - the chemical in marijuana responsible for the drug’s high - can cause psychotic episodes. After decades of studies, scientists no longer seriously debate if marijuana causes psychosis.Psychosis brings violence, and cannabis-linked violence is spreading. In the four states that first legalized, murders have risen 25 percent since legalization, even more than the recent national increase. In Uruguay, which allowed retail sales in July 2017, murders have soared this year.Berenson’s reporting ranges from the London institute that is home to the scientists who helped prove the cannabis-psychosis link to the Colorado prison where a man now serves a 30-year sentence after eating a THC-laced candy bar and killing h 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Berenson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009049/bk_sans_009049_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.