- 2017 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Ecology & Environment (Adult Nonfiction)
Marijuana legalization is unfolding across the West, but cultivation of the cannabis plant is anything but green. The controversial crop is becoming an agricultural boon just as the region faces an unprecedented water crisis. To understand how we got here and how the cannabis industry might become more environmentally sustainable, Grass Roots looks at the history of marijuana growing in the American West, from early Mexican American growers to today’s sophisticated greenhouse gardens.