it was just on tonight at 10, called marijuana inc ~inside americas pot industry~
trish regan got hyped in her opening spin off "its a multi billion dollar buidness ripe with guns gangs and planty of money, join me for an unpresedanted look into americas marijuana industry"
she reports on everything from the emerald triangle to the importers/smugglers in the 70's and the spanish cartels that set up camps and plantations on our national parks. and suprisingly it all takes plase in california, even the famius smuggler they talk about is a west coast kingpin -not howard marx, the famious smuggler who started mr nice seed bank who shanti baba runs now i think.
they interviewed a couple from back east that live out of their van looking to trim buds for a liveing aparantly and travel all they way to the golden state to do it, talking about more and more cops and busts in northern california and how much they could get for 2-3 months worth of trim work. also a guy who ran a smuggling opperation useing fishermen outof moss landing 'sf bayarea', estimating how much hooch could fit in a hual of a boat they showed. they guy made over a million bucks a month '50million annually' and left his notebook that broght him down in a fuckin dennies booth for the fbi to find.
a sherifs deputy eraticating plants and then up in a helocopter talking about how much more marijuana their is today and that in the 90's they had to search all day to find a garden or a couple. today it takes just a couple of minutes and with the number of palnts on the ground, the numebr of indoor grows and the numebr of mexican marijuana grows their seeing he questions if the effort of law enforcement is paying off and wonders if their wining this war. he says the people htat are winning are the poeple that are sustaining this marijuana culture, "and thats what we have".
it also went a little too close to the community i think, they just shoved it downt he throughts of rural towns and counties! "knobody grow better mairjuana then we do right here" its a big thing in america and medical merijuana being legal is a huge thing aswell being worth 14 billion dollars to the golden state alone showing 100million in taxes soo far.
"what iowa is to corn, what kansas is to wheat, the emeral triangle is to marijuana" -actually marijuana can grow great all the way accross california.
cnbc has been interested in califonia's cash crop for some time, now they have a full hour specal thats better then that on the history channel only theirs alot of spin and nonsens in the 'you deside' collomb.
theirs some from you tube -this one is just about the cash crop http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W7r7DTw ... re=related
theas are marijuana inc 1-4
1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nai8DPEg ... re=related
2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K296dSpM ... re=related
3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTbkwzPv ... re=related
4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCIqV-9M ... re=related
-one of the cops mentions eraticating a scum like in the citizens, the poeple not the plants. says theve infiltrated his county, he must of been ether blind or stupid since he was a boy if thats really where he grew up lol.
they cover all angles and it's a good story, no judgments really. its bad that the danger outlines and in some cases overwelms the good in stories, id like cnbc to do a sotry next on how cannabis can cure cancer of the breast and possably prostate aswell. how not one person who smoked only marijuana has gotten the cancer or desease associated to tobacco.