The Great Cannabis Conspiracy (Book)
In less than two years, Sam Mellace experienced a life-threatening car accident, a prescription opioid addiction, diabetes and cancer. He was an ex-convict who was looking to turn around his life, but instead he found himself fighting for it.
Meanwhile, cannabis was a drug that was slowly turning its fortunes around, too, from a history of stigma and prohibition to a new era of curiosity, openness and incredible medical science.
So Sam did a thing that surprised himself: he bought a farm in British Columbia and started growing weed. He was one of the first to be licensed under Canada’s medical marijuana law, and because of his unusual combination of pain and disease, he won the right to grow more cannabis than anyone in North America.
Then he started to discover the flaws in the system—the gaps between bureaucracy and decency, between education and criminalization, between dignity and shame. So he began to learn, build a community, and fight for patients’ rights. And in doing so, he found an enemy even more dangerous than the ones from his criminal past: an ugly conspiracy of power, ignorance and greed that was threatening real lives.
The story of Sam Mellace, like the story of cannabis, is the story of a struggle for redemption, understanding, and justice. Standing in the way of all of that is the Great Cannabis Conspiracy.
What a great book!!!!!!! Thought I knew a lot of Cannibis history, but got a great lesson about the value of this potent valuable remedy for so many chronic and debilitating disorders. Recommend this book to all people especially those in health care and all doctors.