“[A] globetrotting, journalistic trip through the nerdier echelons of marijuana development….an insightful and fascinating story” –Los Angeles Review of Books
"Smith's quest is to discover the essence of 'dankness'. . . .a stoner's dream job."
“Witty, civilized and intelligent narcotourism.” –Kirkus Reviews
“Smith’s colorful and informative report will appeal not only to pot connoisseurs but also to anyone curious to learn why marijuana currently outstrips corn as the United States’ largest cash crop.” —Booklist
"A must-read for those who want to know more about how the best strains in the world came to be the best." - The 420 Times
"Wickedly entertaining. Mark Haskell Smith goes on a quest for the world's finest cannabis, and uncovers an obsessive global subculture of artisanal growers, seed botanists and connoisseurs — all of them chronically stoned and fiercely competitive, striving like winemakers to express the terroir of their product and achieve the ne plus ultra of 'dankness.' Warning: this book may produce an uncontrollable urge to get high." —Richard Grant, author of God's Middle Finger and Crazy River: Exploration and Folly in East Africa
"A genially gonzo ride to the top of the cannabis world. Haskell Smith's prose crackles with unputdownable verve and his affection and enthusiasm for his subject are infectious. This book will change the way you look at the Cannabusiness." --Heather Donahue, author of Growgirl