Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Romancing Mary Jane: A Year in the Life of a Failed Marijuana Grower” as Want to Read:
Romancing Mary Jane: A Year in the Life of a Failed Marijuana Grower
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Romancing Mary Jane: A Year in the Life of a Failed Marijuana Grower

4.05  ·  Rating Details  ·  22 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
A thoroughly engaging and intoxicating blend of metaphysics, marijuana and midlife crisis.

The malaise that besets Michael Poole as he hits middle age is a familiar one. After many years as a successful documentary film producer and director, he finds himself suffering from serious burnout. But the cure Poole prescribes for himself is not so common. Retreating from the dema
...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 18th 2003 by Greystone Books (first published 1998)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Romancing Mary Jane, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Romancing Mary Jane

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 54)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Conor Rochon
May 23, 2015 Conor Rochon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great look at the B.C. marijuana industry just before the end of the millennium. Half the book digs into the culture of dope farming, and includes chapters on: the history of B.C. bud, the lengths farmers have to go to to protect their crops from police and thieves, the varying cultures between indoor and outdoor grow ops, the spiritual history of psychedelic drugs, and other topics that dig deep into pot culture. While most of the information in the book is likely outdated, this is an explora ...more
Dhanamusil
Mar 14, 2015 Dhanamusil rated it it was amazing
Shelves: memoir
I stumbled across this book at a used bookstore, and since I am writing a memoir along the same vein I decided to give it a read. From the first page I was taken, and had taken a pen to underline the breathtaking prose with which the author writes. I kept sitting up in bed exclaiming in joy of having discovered a new word, or a new use for an old word.
At one point, where he is describing a psychedelic experience, I put down the book and googled the author so I could tell him how very much his bo
...more
Gordon Harris
Dec 20, 2014 Gordon Harris rated it really liked it
I just finished reading this book about a failed pot grower on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. I found it both enlightening and funny. While I'm not a pot smoker, I am interested in the plants as a gardener, as they are very beautiful. The book recalls a year in the life of a fairly small-time outdoors grower and what he learns during the process. Some of the stories told to him by other growers are hilarious!

I think anyone interested in growing plants of any kind or anyone who wonders w
...more
Nancy Doerrer
Jun 14, 2015 Nancy Doerrer rated it it was ok
Written in 1998, Michael Poole writes about his year of growing marijuana on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. Information is shared about growing weed, harvesting, protecting plants from animals, police and poachers, finding buyers and dealers, varieties of marijuana, potency and strength, etc. Poole provides a light-hearted view of his difficulties and successes during this one-year sabbatical away from his real job as a producer/director. This is an entertaining read, but is a bit disjo ...more
Kara
Jan 18, 2012 Kara rated it really liked it
Well written story of attempting to turn into a marijuana grower in BC. Entertaining.
Nicole Gauss
Nicole Gauss marked it as to-read
Aug 27, 2016
Toby Carvan
Toby Carvan marked it as to-read
Jul 06, 2016
Sydney
Sydney marked it as to-read
Jun 18, 2016
Corey
Corey marked it as to-read
Apr 08, 2016
Issa
Issa rated it really liked it
May 08, 2016
Ness Greenough
Ness Greenough rated it it was amazing
Mar 19, 2016
Kody
Kody marked it as to-read
Mar 07, 2016
Brisa
Brisa rated it it was amazing
Jan 28, 2016
Ryan
Ryan marked it as to-read
Jan 24, 2016
Jeannie
Jeannie marked it as to-read
Jan 05, 2016
Brooke
Brooke marked it as to-read
Sep 07, 2015
Kandace Mitzel
Kandace Mitzel marked it as to-read
Jun 03, 2015
Kaye Booth
Kaye Booth marked it as to-read
Apr 07, 2015
Carol Bensimon
Carol Bensimon marked it as to-read
Jan 26, 2015
Kaiserbambamhotmail.com
Kaiserbambamhotmail.com rated it really liked it
Jan 22, 2015
Acffac
Acffac added it
Nov 27, 2014
Susan Ferguson
Susan Ferguson is currently reading it
Sep 06, 2014
Greystone Books
Greystone Books rated it it was amazing
Jul 11, 2014
Ash Kumar
Ash Kumar marked it as to-read
Jul 22, 2016
Bryan
Bryan rated it it was amazing
Jun 06, 2014
Hannah
Hannah marked it as to-read
Mar 22, 2014
Seesaw
Seesaw marked it as to-read
Jan 06, 2014
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book