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Doug Fine

Doug Fine is a comedic investigative journalist, bestselling author, and solar-powered goat herder. He has reported from five continents for The Washington Post, Wired, Salon, The New York Times, Outside, National Public Radio, and U.S. News & World Report. His work from Burma was read into the Congressional Record (by none other than pro-hemp Senator Mitch McConnell), and he won more than a dozen Alaska Press Club awards for his radio reporting from the Last Frontier.

Fine is the author of three previous books: Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution; Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living; and Not Really an Alaskan Mountain Man. A website of his print work, radio work, and short films is at www.dougfine.com. Twitter: organiccowboy.

photo credit: Amanda Gorski

    Doug's Upcoming Events

    • Doug Fine Address at Mother Earth News Fair
      , Seven Springs PA
      September 12, 2014, 5:30 pm

      With a talk entitled “Hemp Returns to Humanity: Building Soil Health and Farmer Revenue With Industrial Cannabis,” Doug will again address this legendary conference. Bestselling comedic investigative journalist Doug Fine has published his next groundbreaking book, HEMP BOUND. As with all of the live events connected with his books, he brings a wildly entertaining and journalistically rigorous, from-the-fields, slide accompanied storytelling show that will leave audiences who are new to the topic at once laughing and informed. In this case about the billion-dollar worldwide hemp industry that is about to emerge. The event takes place on September 12th from 4-5 PM, in Seven Springs PA.

    • Doug Fine at the International Cannabis Business Conference
      , Portland OR
      September 13, 2014, 4:20 pm

      Tying together the lessons from "Too High to Fail" and "Hemp Bound", bestselling author, investigative journalist, and solar-powered goat herder Doug Fine will speak about how to bring the cannabis plant aboveground sustainably. Fine will be joined by Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Andrew Sullivan and others. The event occurs on September 13th, from 4:20 PM-6:00 PM.

    • Doug Fine at the International Cannabis Business Conference
      Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blv., Portland OR
      September 14, 2014, 2:30 pm

      Tying together the lessons from TOO HIGH TO FAIL and HEMP BOUND, bestselling author, investigative journalist, and solar-powered goat herder Doug Fine will give two talks about how to bring the cannabis plant aboveground sustainably. Fine will be joined by Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Andrew Sullivan and others. The TOO HIGH TO FAIL (bringing forth a sustainable cannabis industry) talk will be on Sunday, September 14 at noon, and the HEMP BOUND (blueprint for the next coming agricultural and industrial revolution) talk will be the same day at 2:30 p.m. Doug Fine is a bestselling comedic investigative author who travels the globe speaking about the importance of sustainability and the need to end cannabis and hemp prohibition. He is a regular contributor of adventure and investigative features to National Public Radio, has testified before the United Nations and has been a guest on both the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Conan O’Brien Show.

    • Doug Fine at Franklin and Marshall College
      Franklin and Marshal College, Hackman 119,
      September 19, 2014, 12:00 pm

      Doug brings the rollicking HEMP BOUND live event to one of the coolest schools in the land. Hosted by the Wohlsen Center for the Sustainable Environment at Franklin and Marshall College, he will detail the tri-cropping model he describes in HEMP BOUND: a blueprint for the return of a billion-dollar agricultural economy and a model for energy independence. Campus venue and Doug’s speaking times coming soon.

    • Doug Fine at the Hemp Industries Association Conference
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      September 21, 2014, 4:00 pm

      These are heady times not just for hemp farmers and entrepreneurs, but for the folks who have been working for the industry for years. This year for its annual conference, the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) is bringing in Doug Fine to deliver the rollicking HEMP BOUND live event to an audience of industry professional. There he’ll detail the tri-cropping model he describes in HEMP BOUND: a blueprint for the return of a billion-dollar agricultural economy and a model for energy independence. Location coming soon. A day of Capitol Hill lobbying follows the conference. The final push to nationwide commercial hemp cultivation is on.

    • Doug Fine at California Capital Book Festival
      Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento CA
      October 25, 2014, 4:00 pm

      Doug brings the rollicking Hemp Bound live event to the capital of the world’s largest economy. There he’ll detail the tri-cropping model he describes in the book: a blueprint for the return of a billion-dollar agricultural economy and a model for energy independence

    Doug's Books

    Hemp Bound

    Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution

    In Hemp Bound, bestselling author Doug Fine embarks on a journey to meet the men and women who are testing, researching, and pioneering hemp's use in the twenty-first century. Hemp's fibers are among the planet's strongest, its seed oil the most nutritious, and its potential as an energy source vast and untapped. It's one downside? For nearly a century, it's been illegal to grow industrial cannabis in the United States. As the prohibition on hemp's psychoactive cousin winds down, one of humanity's longest-utilized plants will help rejuvenate the American economy.

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