Tying together the lessons from TOO HIGH TO FAIL and HEMP BOUND, bestselling author, investigative journalist, and solar-powered goat herder Doug Fine will give two talks about how to bring the cannabis plant aboveground sustainably. Fine will be joined by Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Andrew Sullivan and others. The TOO HIGH TO FAIL (bringing forth a sustainable cannabis industry) talk will be on Sunday, September 14 at noon, and the HEMP BOUND (blueprint for the next coming agricultural and industrial revolution) talk will be the same day at 2:30 p.m.
Doug Fine is a bestselling comedic investigative author who travels the globe speaking about the importance of sustainability and the need to end cannabis and hemp prohibition. He is a regular contributor of adventure and investigative features to National Public Radio, has testified before the United Nations and has been a guest on both the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Conan O’Brien Show.
In the bestseller Too High to Fail, Mr. Fine embedded himself with Mendocino County medical cannabis cultivators, following plants from seeds to patients. He carefully and entertainingly documented the trials and tribulations of the local cannabis community working to launch an innovative licensing program that generated revenue for the county (allowing them to keep on law enforcement officer positions facing the chopping block), allowed for a sustainable, productive living for local farmers while dramatically improving relations between the local citizens and law enforcement. The innovative program was a massive economic and cultural success by all accounts. Now, if it just wasn’t for the pesky federal government…
He followed up Too High to Fail with Hemp Bound, a two-year investigation into the economic and environmental benefits of industrial hemp, a soon-to-be billion-dollar industry with the potential to improve our farms, our diet, our environment and wean us off of our dependence on petroleum. Willie Nelson himself declared that Hemp Bound provided us with a “blueprint for the America of the future.”