Cannabis trips are a global phenomenon which invite debate and controversy yet reside contentedly at the heart of our rock, pop, and counter culture. People have been enjoying the high since the start of history. Stoners congregate where the good times roll, and the best places to get stoned offer a wide-ranging trip: expect to find palm trees, jaw-dropping mountain scenery, exceptional club life, vibrant cafe cultures, and stunning night skies. "Cannabis Trips" journeys to the key destinations of cannabis culture around the globe. Cannabis culture carries its own conventions and rituals, and shapes the character of communities where it has become a gourmet staple. This book looks at how the culture expresses itself in different locations, advises on the local preferences and legal niceties, and addresses the safety issues. From Amsterdam coffee shops to the Mardi Grass festival of Nimbin in Australia, "Cannabis Trips" offers a global review and travel guide for 25 of the highest places on the planet.
Bill Weinberg is a New York-based print and radio journalist who covers human rights and ecological issues all over the world. Bill was the news editor and editor-at-large at High Times magazine, sponsors of Amsterdam's legendary Cannabis Cup, for ten years.