Heart of Dankness: Underground Botanists, Outlaw Farmers, and the Race for the Cannabis Cup
Reporting for the Los Angeles Times on the international blind tasting competition held annually in Amsterdam known as the Cannabis Cup, novelist Mark Haskell Smith sampled a variety of marijuana that was unlike anything he’d experienced. It wasn’t anything like typical stoner weed, in fact it didn’t get you stoned. This cannabis possessed an ephemeral quality known to aficionados as “dankness.”
Armed with a State of California Medical Marijuana recommendation, he begins a journey into the international underground where super-high-grade marijuana is developed and tracks down the rag-tag community of underground botanists, outlaw farmers, and renegade strain hunters who pursue excellence and diversity in marijuana, defying the law to find new flavors, tastes, and effects. This unrelenting pursuit of dankness climaxes at the Cannabis Cup, which Haskell Smith vividly portrays as the Super Bowl/Mardi Gras of the world's largest cash crop.
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Review: Heart of Dankness: Underground Botanists, Outlaw Farmers, and the Race for the Cannabis CupUser Review - Krystal Hickam - Goodreads
I would like to first thank the author, the publisher and goodreads for allowing me an ARC of the Heart of Dankness. Now I was a little skeptical when I first looked over the book and its brief ... Read full review
Review: Heart of Dankness: Underground Botanists, Outlaw Farmers, and the Race for the Cannabis CupUser Review - Leslie - Goodreads
Interesting characters, great topic, and some truly lovely writing. I'm a big fan of Mark Haskell Smith's fiction, and found lots to love in this too. Read full review
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