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CNBC to Air "Marijuana Inc. Inside America's Pot Industry" (with pot porn)

By Potter, Jan 15, 2009 | | |
  1. Potter
    Marijuana Inc.

    Inside America's Pot Industry


    It is an unprecedented investigation into one of the country's most profitable, underground industries - the marijuana trade. What began as a cottage industry, spawned by the 1960's counter-culture, has grown into a major business - complete with its own sophisticated network of growers, brokers, clearing-houses, migrant workers and quasi-legal retail outlets, in the form of medical marijuana dispensaries. Even the government has its hand in the profits. Trish Regan reports. Premieres Thursday, January 22 at 9p |1a ET.


    A Gallery of Medical Marijuana

    Positions on the medical use of marijuana vary, but thousands of patients suffering from cancer, AIDS, and other diseases claim marijuana provides them relief from devastating symptoms such as intractable nausea, vomiting.

    In a 1997 article for the The New England Journal of Medicine, Jerome P. Kassirer, M.D., wrote that physicians who prohibit prescribing marijuana for seriously ill patients are misguided, heavy-handed, and inhumane.

    We asked High Times Cultivation Editor Danny Danko if he could help us put a cost on this relief and what types of pain they ease.


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Comments

  1. Raoul duke420
    Really looking forward to watching this show, thx for posting^
  2. cra$h
    hhhmm..... wonder what side they're going to support.
  3. Potter
    Considering this article the winds may be blowing in our favor.
  4. Cathay
    This special should be interesting. On the show's web page on CNBC.com, they have a poll asking if you favor the deciminalization of marijuana. Of the 3600+ responses, 98% have said yes. And what's even more interesting is that the median household net worth of CNBC Business Day viewer exceeds $1.2 million.

    So, to summarise, rich people want to be able to toke up legally, too.
  5. Cathay
    Did anybody here watch this? It was CNBC's best premiere for an original documentary in both the key 25-54 demo and total viewers. The first airing on Thursday night beat everybody but Fox News, while the replay at 1 a.m. was the most watched show for that hour.

    As for me, I thought it was okay. It was fair to both sides, but the show wasn't about drug policy reform or any of that, nor did it present much new information. The pro side showed how important it is to the local economies of places like Mendocino (it's CNBC, of course they would show the business aspect), while the anti side reaffirmed that marijuana is still illegal, and showed examples of big-time drug traffickers who use violence to traffic millions of dollars in marijuana.
  6. Potter
    Just got the show into the video archieves, you can see it Here! Enjoy.
  7. cannabis-sam
    This is extremely frustrating anyone know where I can watch this outside the US or trick the websites into thinking I'm in the US?

    I'd really like to watch this fucking region lock.
  8. chillinwill
    Would using a proxy work?
  9. doggy_hat
    You can try going to the website via a US based proxy server.
  10. cannabis-sam
    Seems to be problematic watching videos through proxy sites unless anyone knows a good one.
  11. nate81
    I caught part of that when it aired. It was pretty good but the journalist was a run-of-the-mill-twat-in-heat kinda journabitch. She really stretched my patience trying to watch it. Other than that it was interesting and mostly balanced opinions.
  12. doggy_hat
    Wow, I just finished watching it. I can't believe something like this was actually aired on Corporate Television.

    Is California really as great as they made it out to be? I never knew that somewhat-legal pot was that big there. It's a bit disgusting to see how pot's becoming so commerialized. Seeing some guy talking about making millions running a chain of dispensaries, and going into some store to buy pot doesn't seem right. SWIM says, that although he thinks it's bullshit for drug use/possession(a victimless crime) to be illegal, but at the same time he really likes how drugs were one of the few things he could still get with no company being involved in. I guess SWIM never realized how much he likes the underground drug culture.

    At least if it was legal, people wouldn't be forced into indoor grow ops, and could grow it outdoors in the open. Using all that electricity and whatnot when the sun will do just fine. Argg, fuck the DEA. Cannabis, is a dangerous poison that's ruining the national parks? Well I say you're a fucking poison for running around with an assault rifle and big helicopters, wasting Billions of Dollars worth of resources to destroy.
  13. cigol
    California is as great as its out to be. SWIM has lived here his whole life. SWIM is 19 and has had his cannabis card since he was 18. Cannabis has been legal to SWIM, for over a year now. SWIM can grow up to 6 plants and loves it.

    Running a chain of dispensaries is the right thing to do. Dispensaries are safe, easy, and a fun place to go to. SWIM loves going into a "Store" to get his cannabis, instead of sitting in a car or driving to some dealers house. SWIM also has over 30 strains to choose from, along with edibles, clones, drinks, hash, kief, and many other things.

    SWIM would never put up with getting the cannabis some people get in this country. They lower their standards to support their shitty dealer, with his/her shitty bud, with their even shittier prices. SWIM gets the best dank in the world carefree for a very cheap price, in the best state ever.

    Also,Dispensaries aren't dealers kid. They are normal everyday smokers who are here to help the people. Its not some company, its compassion. SO, SWIM is confused about why SWIYou would want to buy herb from a dealer when you could walk down the street and do it legally? Makes no sense to SWIM. Cannabis is also not commercialized as you say it is.

    SWIM can tell though your new when it comes to dank so its chill, dont trip. SWIyou will understand one day.

    "If it aint Caligrown I cant be on that"

    swed
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