CNBC anchor Trish Regan takes you behind the scenes of America's thriving pot industry, to show readers things only drug dealers know about this secret world. Forget amber waves of grain. Today, it's marijuana plants that blanket the nation from sea to shining sea in homes, in backyards, and even in our national parks. In Joint Ventures, Trish Regan takes you behind the scenes to explore every aspect of this flourishing underground economy. Her focus is the so-called Emerald Triangle Northern California's Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties where many small-time, part-time marijuana growers contribute to a trade that generates roughly a billion dollars a year. A fascinating investigation into the inner workings of today's exploding American marijuana industry Based on extensive research and interviews by Trish Regan, whose Emmy nominated documentary Marijuana, Inc. attracted more viewers than any documentary in CNBC's history Regan examines all aspects of this new culture.
She reveals how small time growers get their start, make (or lose) a fortune, struggle with violence, try to keep up with constantly changing laws and regulations all while walking an increasingly fine line with the Feds Regan reports on the current and potential impact of legalized marijuana on local economies, uncovers the link between marijuana and violent Mexican cartels, questions whether decriminalization would work on a national scale, as it has in Portugal since 2001 As the decriminalization and legalization debates gather steam, Joint Ventures arms you with the facts on both sides of the issue.
TRISH REGAN co-anchors The Call every week-day'morning on CNBC. A multi-Emmy-nominated journalist, she also reports for CNBC's documentary unit, Today , and NBC Nightly News . Her 2008 documentary special Marijuana , Inc. and 2010 sequel Marijuana USA garnered more viewers than any other documentary in CNBC's history.
Introduction. 1 Potholes: The Challenges of the Marijuana Business. 2 The Mile High City: An Emerging Market of Pot. 3 Purple Kush: Lessons from a Successful Business. 4 Cannabusiness: Those Who Can, Teach. 5 Green Rush: The Towns With Backyard Billions. 6 Cash Crop: Moving From the Woods to the Mainstream. 7 Seed Money: Making Money Supplying Suppliers. 8 Modern Day Pirate: The Price of Prohibition. 9 Wherever You Launder: How Prohibition Drains Money Out of the Country. 10 Pot of Gold: Sizing the Potential Market. 11 Downers: Not Everything is Coming Up Roses. 12 Free for All: The Great Portuguese Experiment. 13 Getting the Treatment: How Decriminalization Works. 14 Law and Disorder: Navigating the Legal Maze We've Created. 15 This Not Gay Marriage: Why Advocates Can't Turn to the Courts for Help. 16 Smoke Free or Die: Changing Minds in a Hard-to-Change State. Acknowledgments. Notes. Index.
John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Inside America's Almost Legal Marijuana Industry
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