Rainer Schmidt

LEGAL HIGH

Germany in the year 2018. The chancellor is under pressure from all sides to legalise cannabis. The health insurers want to save money on medication, while farmers and industry sense an opportunity to make billions. When the chancellor hints that it might be made legal the following year it kicks off a gold (or green?) rush up and down the country. The only one who’s depressed is the Dude. He’s in prison for having produced the best marijuana in the country. Unfortunately, it was still illegal at the time. He watches on, frustrated, as chemical giant Meduk and energy drink maker Black Devil prepare their cannabis products for market. It soon becomes obvious that the winner of this race will be the one who offers the best product. Suddenly everyone is fighting to get hold of the Dude’s legendary weed, turning him into a pawn in a cannabis-scented crime thriller. Legal High is a biting social satire about greed and hypocrisy in the corridors of power, by turns hilarious, enthralling and frighteningly realistic.

› An impassioned social satire – and very, very funny!

Rainer Schmidt

Rainer Schmidt

RAINER SCHMIDT, born in Dusseldorf in 1964, is a journalist and author. He has worked for the BBC World Service, Zeit Magazin, Spiegel Reporter, Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone. His debut was published in 2008. His previous novel, Die Cannabis GmbH, was widely acclaimed. Rainer Schmidt lives in Berlin. 

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