If You Haven’t Yet, You Should Read; The Wild West: Canada’s Legalization of Marijuana by Jon Hiltz
Looking for an entertaining and informative read about Canada’s road to cannabis legalization? Journalist, Writer and Director of Business Development for Canadian Licensed Producer, INDIVA Ltd – Jon Hiltz’s new book “The Wild West: Canada’s Legalization of Marijuana” recently hit the shelves.
Available through Amazon, this book provides readers with an insider view of how marijuana became legalized in Canada.
The grey market developed into a juggernaut. Licensed producers were fighting for market share and unlicensed cannabis dispensaries could be found on every street corner. All of this occurred while law enforcement scrambled to keep up. It was a long road to legalization, fraught with many questions, risks and dangers – ethical, moral and logistical.
Jon’s view from inside this multi-billion-dollar industry chronicles the mad dash free-for-all that took place in Canada over the last year-and-a-half as cannabis became the biggest topic in the country. As a result of the dangers of the grey market, to the rampant speculation about the direction of the industry – the author has his finger on the pulse and aims to set the record straight for readers hungry for the truth.
Jon cuts through the clutter surrounding 95 years of cannabis prohibition and propaganda to discuss the social, political, medical and financial impact of legalizing cannabis in Canada and around the globe. The book spreads its dialogue around creating a balanced and enlightened view of cannabis. It also spoke about how it has become re-integrated into society.
About Jon Hiltz:
Jon Hiltz was born in Toronto, ON and ended up majoring in Visual Arts & Painting. Jon has vast experience in the film and television industry as an assistant director. He began his career working with celebrities such as Wesley Snipes, Walter Matthau and Vince Vaughan to name a few. He transitioned to the role of TV producer and founded an independent production company Hiltz Squared Media with his sister. There he learned a lot over many years by producing television shows for Global, Out TV, A&E and the Discovery Channel, but in 2016 Jon decided it was time for a change and a new challenge.
Jon’s professional transition led him into following his lifelong passion for journalism and writing. His first journalist gig came from a Weedmaps subsidiary – Marijuana.com, where his main interest was Canadian and global cannabis legalization. His hunger and drive really got the ball rolling. Soon after COO of Licensed Producer INDIVA Ltd., Koby Smutylo was in contact. At Indiva, Jon’s responsibilities included researching and writing content, video content development, product description design, expansion opportunities, partnerships and sales. He is also participating in multiple business development projects and a key voice inside the company.
Jon’s passion and first-hand involvement in the ever-changing cannabis landscape prompted him to share his experiences in his insightful book. A book that provides a hard-hitting read about ending cannabis prohibition and growing an industry.