"Witty, civilized and intelligent narcotourism."
"Heart of Dankness as dank as its subject: a mind expanding look through the world of competitive, secretive, marijuana growing obsessives, and the quasi-legal world they inhabit. Be forewarned, this book will saddle you with a severe case of 'couch lock', rooting you to the sofa until the very last page. Come prepared with snacks."
—David Sax, author of Save the Deli
'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
About the Author
Mark Haskell Smith is the author of four novels: Baked, Salty, Delicious, and Moist, and has written for film and television. A contributor to the Los Angeles Times and a contributing editor to the Los Angeles Review of Books, Smith is an assistant professor in the MFA program for Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts at the University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert Graduate Center.