Carolyn Mountain Girl Garcia

Carolyn Mountain Girl Garcia

Carolyn Mountain Girl Garcia is today’s guest on Hempresent. Garcia is an author, cannabis cultivator, and entrepreneur, and was a member of the 1960’s group the Merry Pranksters which was immortalized in Tom Wolf’s book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is a nonfiction book by Tom Wolfe that was published in 1968. The book is remembered today as an early and arguably the most popular example of the growing literary style called New Journalism.

Carolyn

Garcia is the former wife of the late Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia, and currently sits on the boards of the Rex Foundation and the Furthur Foundation, as well as on the advisory board of the Marijuana Policy Project, and she has kindly taken time out to join me today. The Merry Pranksters were a group of friends and family associated with Ken Kesey. Many lived together communally in a house La Honda, CA, and several traveled together across the country in Furthur in 1964. Today Vivian speaks to Carolyn about her early days as one of the first high profile cannabis cases, as well as how her early days with the merry pranksters shaped her as a person.