Ridge-Times Press, 1985
“Cash Crop is the definitive word on how the local marijuana industry grew.” — USA Today.
“Ray Raphael’s examination of the marijuana industry in Northern California is easily the best and most informative among the flood of new books on the subject.” — San Francisco Chronicle.
“The best thing about this book is its balance. Raphael lets people explain their own points of view. … Readers should finish this book with more insight into the problem.” — Library Journal.
“In a technique reminiscent of Studs Terkel’s Working, Raphael gives us, in their own words, the stories of nearly a score of residents. … Raphael has a rare ability to coax from these people their dreams and joys, their angers and frustration. … A fascinating look at a controversial subject.” — Pacific Sun