Stories by Doug Fine

Doug Fine is the author of Farewell, My Subaru and Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution, as well as a forthcoming book about hemp. His weekly column covers cannabis stories from around the planet. His work is available at dougfine.com. Follow him on Twitter. subscribe to Doug Fine's feed

Posted on: May 27, 2014, Source: Chelsea Green Publishing

This outlawed plant, cultivated by humans for eight millennia, would make a sustainable fuel.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Our political system is still very much a democracy when this many people care.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Will the Attorney General's words embolden the legislative branch to rethink cannabis' listing as a Schedule I controlled substance?

Posted on: Sep 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

'It’s not about politics, it’s about my son’s health.'

Posted on: Sep 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A series of happy accidents are behind the upcoming commercial hemp industry in Colorado.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2013, Source: National Cannabis Coalition

Strict new laws in the world's marijuana capital are opening doors for the rest of Europe.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2013, Source: National Cannabis Coalition

Study after study indicates that cannabis is safe—especially compared to alcohol and America’s real epidemic: prescription pill abuse.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2013, Source: National Cannabis Coalition

Within a decade of the end of America’s War on Drugs, hemp is going to be an even bigger industry than psychoactive cannabis—and it's healthy.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2013, Source: National Cannabis Coalition

The times, they are-a-changin'.

Posted on: May 22, 2013, Source: National Cannabis Coalition

Legal marijuana users still have a lot to lose.

Posted on: May 1, 2013, Source: National Cannabis Coalition

Clearly, he's not in it for the money.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Why are many black-market cannabis farmers dreading the legalization of their crop?

Posted on: Dec 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A trip to the Emerald Cup, an outdoor organic marijuana growers' competition, reveals the environmental potential of the cannabis industry.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2012, Source: AlterNet

America will benefit to the tune of billions every year when we end one of our worst domestic policies since ... the prohibition of alcohol.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2012, Source: Gotham Books

An excerpt from "Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution" takes us to the USA's center of weed agriculture.