Investigative journalist and best-selling author turned hemp farmer Doug Fine is one of the most important voices in the cannabis and hemp communities today. And yes, full disclosure, Doug is a personal friend of mine, but I’ve seen the man talk the talk and walk the walk. Literally. He wears hemp from head to toe while discussing cannabis and hemp in ways that garners the praise of true believers like Willie Nelson (who wrote a blurb for Fine’s book Hemp Bound) to legislators that have joined the revolution to grandmothers in Middle America that just discovered how CBD tinctures and salves help their arthritis pain.
Bringing his journalism chops honed writing for the Washington Post, New York Times, and NPR to his firsthand accounts of moving his family towards sustainability in Farewell, My Subaru and depictions of the cannabis and hemp industries in Too High to Fail and Hemp Bound, Fine travels the globe promoting the future of cannabis and hemp in ways that appeal to the masses. With American Hemp Farmer: Adventures and Misadventures in the Cannabis Trade, Doug Fine brings an insight and comedic twist that only he can to entertaining tales that are informative to those in the know and persuasive to those that might be on the fence about the need to promote the cannabis hemp plant.
With detailed stories of hemp farming and advocacy in Oregon, Colorado, Vermont, New Mexico, and Colville Tribal Land in Washington State, Fine paints a beautiful picture of using land, resources, knowledge and people-power, to grow something great, not only for the hemp farmers, but for our planet at large. With information that will certainly appeal to those in the cannabis hemp trade, Fine goes above and beyond in his storytelling, helping place the plant and the industry in the proper light for our movement towards sustainability and prosperity. American Hemp Farmer goes on sale on April 28, 2020. You can learn more about Doug at www.dougfine.com.