Top 5 Things to Do in Phoenix This Weekend

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Courtesy of Doug Fine

Your weekend? It's already planned. Here are the top five things to do in and around Phoenix.

Doug Fine @ Changing Hands
A new crop of "ganjaprennuer" is growing out of this country's flowering legal acceptance of cannabis. As states pass legislation allowing medical marijuana and even decriminalization, pro-pot activists are finding their once-lofty dreams of legalization a reality.

Enter Doug Fine: goat farmer, NPR contributor, and author of Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution. Fine comes to Changing Hands this week for a cannabis-filled (not -fueled) conversation and book-signing.

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Too High chronicles pot's journey from farm to patient in Mendocino County, California, which decriminalized marijuana in 2000 and has made headlines for its Zip-tie program, allowing permits for medicinal growers. Throughout his book, Fine explores the merits of a cannabis-based economic plan and extrapolates on the imminent end of the Drug War, which he calls "the longest and most destructive war in American history."

Fine speaks at 7 p.m. Friday, July 19, at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 South McClintock Drive in Tempe. Admission is free and the book ($16 paperback, $26 hardcover) will be available for purchase. Call 480-730-0205 or visit -- Janessa Hilliard

Location Info


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Changing Hands Bookstore

6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ

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