For the first time on television, a weekly series takes an up close and personal look at the controversial business of medicinal cannabis as WEED WARS premieres in a simulcast on Thursday, December 1 at 10PM E/P on Discovery Channel and Discovery Fit & Health.
WEED WARS follows Oakland's Harborside Health Center, the nation's largest medicinal cannabis dispensary serving over 94,000 patients. The man behind Harborside is founder and executive director Steve DeAngelo whose mission is to provide the best possible product to his diverse client base of patients while using his business to educate the rest of the country about the full regulation and taxation of medicinal cannabis.
"WEED WARS fearlessly documents the hot button issue of medicinal cannabis. During filming at Harborside, the series captures the real life drama and high stakes of the business as government scrutiny and audits threaten to shut down operations -- you cannot get anymore 'real' than that," said Nancy Daniels, executive vice president of production and development for Discovery Channel.
Snoop Dog has recorded the title track for the series and you can check it out over at hollywoodreporter.com
22 years ago... Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.
The judge recommends that the Administrator transfer marijuana from Schedule I to
Francis L. Young
Administrative Law Judge
September 6, 1988 Docket No. 86-22
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Drug Enforcement Administration
33 years ago... "Penalties against drug use should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against the possession of marijuana in private for personal use."
President Jimmy Carter
Message to Congress
August 2, 1977