SOURCE: Marijuana, Inc.

Marijuana, Inc.

November 08, 2011 03:21 ET

Marijuana, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HEMP) Applauds the Release of "The Golden Gate Smuggling Company -- A San Francisco Marijuana Empire" Available From MI's Entertainment Division

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Nov 8, 2011) - Marijuana, Inc.'s (PINKSHEETS: HEMP) Entertainment Division is pleased to announce the first book in a series of historical marijuana publications chronicling marijuana entrepreneurs in the 1970s and 80s. The Golden Gate Smuggling Company, a true story by Brett Douglas, is available through Marijuana, Inc.'s www.kushclear.com website, at Amazon.com, or at your local bookstore.

The Golden Gate Smuggling Company is a unique and powerful first person perspective authored by the boat Captain who smuggled "The Company's" marijuana on a perilous route from Colombia to Northern California. This first book available from Marijuana, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HEMP) unveils the compelling details of marijuana smuggler Bruce Perlowin's vast smuggling organization. With a non-violent, low key approach, Perlowin built a marijuana operation that law enforcement described as the largest in West Coast history.

Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Marijuana, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HEMP) stated, "With the ageing of the original outlaw businessmen in America's heyday of pot smuggling, we felt these stories should be told by the people who made it happen, the smugglers themselves. That's why this first book is not only entertaining but important in accurately documenting this historic time for future generations who will understand and be entertained by the bravado of these tales."

Craig Perlowin, literary chief of the Entertainment Division stated, "Smuggling was common in the US from the time of the original 13 colonies, when trade goods were commonly smuggled in to avoid the onerous taxes of the British. Rum-running was common during prohibition, followed by the pot smuggling heyday of the 1970s and 80s when hundreds of small and large smuggling enterprises used the sea and air to fulfill the demands of American consumers. Whether you agree with what they did or not, it makes for great reading and it is a part of our history."

Marijuana, Inc.'s entertainment division seeks to bring together aspects of the marijuana lifestyle starting with the historical documentation of America's marijuana smuggling history. The company intends to continue to add literature, music, art, webisodes, and films.

The view of marijuana has changed over the years. In the past, marijuana was feared, and it was commonly pointed out in the 1950s that the word assassin was derived from the Arabic hashshashin, or eater of hash. At that time people were afraid to try it because it might make them insane or even lead to murder. Later, harsh prison sentences were commonly handed out for possession of even small amounts of marijuana. Today, we have progressed to the point where medical marijuana is recognized as beneficial and is legal in 16 states and the District of Columbia.

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