The internet’s best new cannabis podcast, The Hash, goes LIVE in Oakland Sept. 17 with The Cannabis Author Showcase IV at 6 p.m. at The Rock Steady cocktail bar (1741 San Pablo Ave.) We’ll feature an exclusive sneak preview and sale of The Cannabis Manifesto, the debut book from Stephen DeAngelo, founder of the world’s largest dispensary Harborside Health Center in Oakland.

CannabisManifesto_FinalCoverWith a foreword by San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown,The Cannabis Manifesto weaves the personal autobiography of a ‘60s radical turned social entrepreneur, with the history of marijuana prohibition, as well as the rise of medical marijuana and prescriptions for further legalization. It’s out on North Atlantic Books Sept. 22. DeAngelo will appear for a one-on-one Q&A, then a panel discussion, and book sales and signings.

The event is free with RSVP. You RSVP by subscribing to The Hash.

The Cannabis Author Showcase IV also announces today the inclusion of Ellen Komp, author of the 2015 releaseTokin’ Women: A 4000-Year Herstory.

Ellen KompEllen Komp is the deputy director of California NORML, and author of theVery Important Potheadsblog.

Tokin Women… is an eye-openingcompilation of over 60 famous females throughout herstory who used cannabis including Helen of Troy, Mary Todd Lincoln, Maya Angelou, Sarah Palin and Miley Cyrus.Tokin’ Women: A 4000-Year Herstory comes out in this month on Evangelista Sista Press.
The Cannabis Author Showcase IV will also include: Michael Backes, author of Cannabis Pharmacy, one of the best new books to describe how exactly patients are using the botanical for a variety of conditions.

It’s billed as “the practical guide to medical marijuana” with “evidence-based information on using cannabis for ailments and conditions, plus a comprehensive guide to the most popular varieties.” (Cannabis Pharmacy is out now on Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers).

Cheri Sicard— and Cheri Sicard, author of 2015’s Mary Jane: The Complete Marijuana Handbook for Women, will also be joining us. Serving a radically underserved segment essential to reforms — women — Mary Jane focuses on aspects of cannabis that are often overlooked, including chapters on pot and parenting, beauty products, cannabis party hosting, edible recipes, and gardening.

The Cannabis Author Showcase IV is programmed like a talk show, with authors engaging in a one-on-one Q&A with your Smell the Truth editor, David Downs (contributing author of Beyond Buds, 2014).

After we’ve empaneled our authors, we do some roundtable discussion, take questions from the audience, then break for food, drink, and book sales and signings.

Cannabis Author Showcase IV is brought to the Bay Area by media sponsors SFGate blog Smell the Truth, the East Bay Express and cannabis blog Legalization Nation. Our community sponsors are Oaksterdam University and ReformCA.

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