Catch a Fire - Dundurn

Catch a Fire

The Blaze and Bust of the Canadian Cannabis Industry

Available Jan 14th 2025

Paperback
$ 29.99

Description

The untold story of the $131-billion Canadian cannabis blow out.

Canopy Growth founder Bruce Linton didn’t invent marijuana, but he figured out how to turn a Canadian start-up selling the stuff into a $22-billion international buzz. Catch a Fire goes behind the scenes of Justin Trudeau’s legalization gambit and the stoned pioneering lawyers who helped make weed gummies more valuable than US Steel. From the dope dealers of the 1960s to the never-before-told bribery accusations during Covid-19, cannabis historian Ben Kaplan speaks with the dealers, stealers, and renegade freaks who made and then lost money with the combined chutzpah of Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Sam Bankman-Fried.

This is the definitive history of a massive societal change — and a great boom and bust.

Contributors

Ben Kaplan

Ben Kaplan is a writer and editor who worked at GQ, New York Magazine, and the National Post. Originally from Brooklyn, Kaplan is a founder and editor of KIND Magazine, distributed in Canada’s legal weed shops, and the owner of iRun, the country’s largest running magazine. His writing has been published in the New York Times and Spin, and he is a frequent television commentator. He lives in Toronto.

Book Details

Paperback
January 2025
6x9 in
352 pp
9781459754652
ePub
January 2025
-
352 pp
9781459754669
ePub
January 2025
-
352 pp
9781459754676