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By Trish Regan

CNBC anchor Trish Regan takes you behind the curtain of America's thriving pot undefined, to teach readers issues in basic terms drug purchasers learn about this mystery global. overlook amber waves of grain. at the present time, it really is marijuana crops that blanket the state from sea to shining sea in houses, in backyards, or even in our nationwide parks. In Joint Ventures, Trish Regan takes you backstage to discover each element of this flourishing underground economic climate. Her concentration is the so-called Emerald Triangle Northern California's Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties the place many small-time, part-time marijuana growers give a contribution to a alternate that generates approximately one thousand million funds a 12 months.
  • A attention-grabbing research into the internal workings of contemporary exploding American marijuana industry
  • Based on vast study and interviews through Trish Regan, whose Emmy nominated documentary Marijuana, Inc. attracted extra audience than any documentary in CNBC's history
  • Regan examines all features of this new tradition. She finds how small time growers get their commence, make (or lose) a fortune, fight with violence, try and stay alongside of continuously altering legislation and rules all whereas jogging an more and more positive line with the Feds
  • Regan studies at the present and capability effect of legalized marijuana on neighborhood economies, uncovers the hyperlink among marijuana and violent Mexican cartels, questions even if decriminalization might paintings on a countrywide scale, because it has in Portugal for the reason that 2001

As the decriminalization and legalization debates assemble steam, Joint Ventures fingers you with the evidence on either side of the issue.

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