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Welcome : 90 to Zambo

Updated: Apr 1, 2020

“Who am I and why am I here?”

- Adm. James Stockdale (Independent Vice Presidential candidate) 10/13/92 Vice Presidential Debate

"Normally good questions... except when asked by the candidate during the debate! Sorry to the late Adm. Stockdale for one of the biggest blunders in presidential debate history, however I’ll answer it below as relates to this website & blog!"

-Rick Bibbero


Back in ‘70s & ‘80s when marijuana was totally illegal and you were enjoying those joints of Mexican sinsemilla and puffing on those exotic Thai sticks did you ever wonder who brought it to market and what it took to make that happen? Well, hold on to your hat… 90° to Zamboanga is the true story that answers those questions in this action-packed, page-turning memoir. Get ready to be a fly-on-the-wall as Rick Bibbero brings to life his comical yet deadly serious exciting, never-before-told, decades-long, hair-raising marijuana smuggling escapades.

Pirates, traveling in countries at war, survival at sea, courtroom battles, and relationships all come into play in this saga defined by the iconic mantra of the times: sex, drugs, and rock and roll.

“Listen and learn from the wisdom and experience of the other guy... You don’t have to go to the electric chair to know that’s a place where you don’t want to go!”

Father John Sorce 1924 - 2011

(Catholic priest & Prison Chaplain, US Bureau of Prisons, FCI Tucson, 1986)

My mentor and to whom this book is dedicated.

Although this is a fun and exciting story... a true story; it is also a cautionary tale with real consequences. It is a history story that needs to be told, of cannabis industry pioneers, the 'founding fathers' of the modern day marijuana industry and one that is part of the foundation of the cannabis legalization effort that is now happening worldwide. So, thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll enjoy this site and stay tuned for some exciting things to come! - Rick Bibbero

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