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Enjoy Heart of Dankness author Mark Haskell Smith’s interview with 91LIFE. Here’s a little taste:
91LIFE: How did you get into writing about dank Cannabis?
Mark Haskell Smith: Fifteen years ago I had a meeting in Hollywood with a couple of producers. They liked my writing and had the idea of doing a comedic murder mystery set at the Cannabis Cup. Kind of Cheech & Chong meets The Pink Panther. I thought the idea wasn’t great (and I’m really tired of the stereotype of the dopey, couch-locked stoner), but I was intrigued by the Cup. It stayed with me for a long time and then I became fascinated by Floyd Zaiger, inventor of the pluot. I wanted to write a novel about a kind of “underground scientist” and it just seemed like a natural fit to make a modern day hipster botanist a cannabis breeder. That became my novel Baked.
Then I went to the Cup to do research for Baked and met Don and Aaron of DNA. These guys and breeders like Reeferman or Franco and Arjan are extremely nice people, they’re open and friendly and really brilliant at what they’re doing. I felt like I needed to tell their story. The story continues here at 91LIFE…