Iowa has corn. Kansas has wheat. The preferred crop in northern California, however, will never be a Wall Street commodity. This CNBC Original documentary examines the pot industry of Mendocino County, which forms part of the so-called Emerald Triangle – the cannabis capital of the U.S.
Sizing up the financial clout of pot-farming (both legal and criminal) as potentially two-thirds of the local economy, the report also exposes the increasingly violent side of the trade.
A visit to Oaklands Blue Sky Cafe, which offers a menu of pot-based food and drink, further illuminates marijuanas legal ambiguities in the Golden State.
A final segment features Bruce Perlowin, who used to run a multibillion-dollar import business – ferrying pot beneath the Golden Gate Bridge.
Viewing time: 45 minutes. Closed-captioned. 2009. Purchase options: DVD, 3-year Streaming, or DVD and 3-year Streaming; please see the Product Options box above when ordering.
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