When Brooklyn illustrator and writer Ricardo Cortés planned the 15th-anniversary reissue of It’s Just a Plant, his children’s book about marijuana, 4/20 seemed like the perfect date. Months later, in the midst of a global pandemic, the timing might appear less opportune for many people. But Cortés isn’t looking at the situation that way.
“It’s a strange time to be releasing any book, but the timing may also be quite appropriate,” he said in an email to High Times. “More parents than ever are using marijuana, most are at home with their children all day and night, and perhaps calculating conversations every responsible parent needs to hold with their kids about pot.”
And with many parents now taking a lead in their children’s education while schools are closed because of the coronavirus outbreak, Cortés says his book can complement a creative curriculum that teaches life lessons as well as facts and figures.
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