“Tokeville”

A brilliant new (“old”) essay by Gideon Lewis-Kraus in the October 09 Harper’s.

Here’s a nug:

It is an exurbo-Republican myth that these growers are rolling in free, if bloodstained, drug money—$13 billion worth—under marmalade skies; this small-scale pot husbandry is closer to the hardscrabble yeoman ideal that most upstanding citizens would celebrate.

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