The rollicking adventures of a globetrotting journalist, as he tracks hemp culture in the cafe's of Morocco to a New Age commune in Australia, from the festival of the Birth of Lord Shiva in Nepal, to Amsterdam's Cannabis Cup.Preston's journey takes him across every stratum of pot cultivation and enjoyment. In Cambodia and Laos he explores the final frontiers of Third World dope tourism. In California, he takes a clear-eyed look at the medicinal marijuana movement, while in Britain, Spain and Switzerland, he finds grudging governments catching up with public tolerance. At the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, he joins the raucous multi-day tasting competition at the international summit of best breeders, growers and connoisseurs in the world. Part travelogue, part cultural history, part manifesto for the unfettered enjoyment of nature's most pleasing herb, Pot Planet is an hilarious odyssey into the multifaceted world of hemp.
Brian Preston is a Canadian journalist. His articles have appeared in Rolling Stone, Vogue and numerous other magazines.