Just in time for what has become the unofficial stoners’ holiday, April 20, aka 4-20, former drug smuggler turned medicinal marijuana advocate and purveyor, Joseph Pietri will be signing his books at Wacko/La Luz de Jesus Gallery and Bookstore. Billed as “an evening of cannabis truth, history, and activism,” in partnership with TrineDay publishing, the evening may definitely prove to be interesting, perhaps even enlightening.
In his smartly documented and well-written books, Pietri charts the course of what may become the next big industry, and the pitfalls both along the way and in the future.
In The King of Nepal: Life Before the Drug Wars, the author delves into the background of robust marijuana cultures before governmental forces shut down an amazing and long lasting party, and opened up the destructive chasm of the malevolent”war on drugs.”
The 15-Ounce Pound: Big Pharma’s Plan to Patent Pot, takes the reader on the continued journey to bastardize the beneficial aspects of marijuana, especially for medicinal purposes. As the title indicates, and the book clearly details, both governmental and corporate interests are far more interested in cornering the market and making profits than ensuring that legalized weed is readily available in the manner that many advocates hope for.
While both of these books are impressive historical texts, the personal anecdotes and meticulous research work hand in hand to bring the evolution of the future of marijuana for medicinal or personal use into focus with splendid storytelling and plentiful drama.
This will be the author’s only area appearance, and only books purchased at this venue will be eligible for signing.
La Luz de Jesus Wednesday, April 20, from 6-9pm
4633 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027