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PBS: Marijuana Documentary ‘The Pot Republic’ Airs Tonight

  • by Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director July 26, 2011

    Update: Watch the entire program here.

    The Pot Republic

    FRONTLINE’s primetime monthly newsmagazine returns with three new stories, leading with a timely report from the frontlines of marijuana legalization in California. The bulk of the marijuana consumed in the United States used to come across the border from Mexico, Canada and elsewhere. Now, more than half of it is believed to be home grown in California, where an enormous black market has emerged under the cover of the state’s medical marijuana law.

    With more than a third of all states now experimenting with some form of legalization and decriminalization — and several California counties attempting to openly regulate pot production — FRONTLINE and the Center for Investigative Reporting team up to investigate the country’s oldest, largest and most wide-open marijuana market.

    Is the federal government now moving to shut it down?

    Read more here.

    51 Responses to “PBS: Marijuana Documentary ‘The Pot Republic’ Airs Tonight”

    1. bob says:

      I want my garden to look like that.

    2. wbs 101 says:

      Now, more than half of it is believed to be home grown in California, where an enormous black market has emerged under the cover of the state’s medical marijuana law.

      I don’t like their wording. Sounds like more prohibitionists.

    3. NORML Visitor says:

      Do you think Michelle Leonhart at the DEA had a tactic plan in place in case California really did legalize pot, lol. I bet she was watching the polls like a hawk.

    4. I will definitely be watching tonight.
      These new city ordinances that are popping up all over the states counties limiting and restricting the the areas where medical marijuana can be sold is an out and out farce.
      Californians voted prop 215 into law not to have local governments enact bogus rules to eliminate medical clubs.
      Power to the people…

    5. SkunkyFingers says:

      I will watch it. I found it under channel 5 WUFT—Hope this helps some who have the same channel as me. Peace.

    6. sucksforthem says:

      Not at all. The FED is moving to ‘TRY’ and shut it down. In the end their efforts will fail. They will look like fools, possibly lose all credibility. They are already defying all logic and the whole world knows it. Here’s the truth about marijuana- It grows on trees man. The Fed will fail. Nature is more powerful and it has proven this time and time again throughout world history. The Fed is a joke that is wearing old. It cannot last. Have hope brothers and sisters.

    7. SkunkyFingers says:

      Also on channel 1 WUCF

    8. Chris P. says:

      If it was completely legal in Mexico and the United States there would be no “smuggling” ugh.

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