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The Cornbread Mafia

Since 1775, Kentucky has grown the finest hemp in America. Even when it wasn't legal.
The Cornbread Mafia - Paperback
The Cornbread Mafia - Paperback

The Cornbread Mafia - Paperback

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The national bestselling account of the biggest marijuana bust in American history, set in central Kentucky. Revised paperback (2019).

The Cornbread Mafia Book

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In 2005, co-founder James Higdon, a native of Marion County, Kentucky, began his project to write the true story of the Cornbread Mafia. He left New York and returned home to Kentucky to do the work. In the course of his reporting, he became the first journalist subpoenaed by the Obama administration because of his reporting. 

Higdon’s book, The Cornbread Mafia: A Homegrown Syndicate’s Code Of Silence And The Biggest Marijuana Bust In American History, was published in hardcover in 2012, in paperback in 2013, and released as a second edition in 2019. Higdon’s reporting on the Cornbread Mafia was featured in High Times in the summer of 2012.

The Cornbread Mafia: A Homegrown Syndicate's Code of Silence and the Biggest Marijuana Bust in American History
- Published in 2012 -

Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp has been legalized at the federal level, allowing Kentucky to regain its title as the home of the finest hemp on Earth.
Cornbread Hemp embraces all 250 years of Kentucky cannabis history as the best place to grow hemp in the United States. Grown exclusively by Kentucky farmers, then distilled for purity. That’s why we know that Kentucky grows the best hemp in the United States. And that’s why you’ll always know when it’s Cornbread.

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