Truth is, it promotes both, but the underlying truth is more than obvious. The program presents the sides of the growers, vendors, dealers, users, mules, saying it’s (marijuana) medicinal, yet it’s more than apparent the motivation is nothing but money.
It’s a multi-billion $$ dollar industry; it’s running openly in northern California and over the last few years it’s become well known that the Mexican Cartels are involved …. so now, with beheadings, . . . . it’s appropriately seen as narco-terrorism by the local law-enforcement agencies.
Watch it and see the cops who put their lives on the line as they walk into an “illegal grow” in the EMERALD TRIANGLE, and find not only plants, camping gear, poisonous chemicals, weapons and ammunition …… (who says pot makes people “mellow”?)
Matt Shotwell (one of the featured ‘dealers’: “We’re the cannabis soldiers out here, and our balls are bigger than yours.” He was becoming wealthy but now his bank accounts (like other’s is confiscated by the different agencies and now his girlfriend is threatening to leave him; she’s scared and he is focused not on saving his relationship, but rather on becoming wealthy – it’s “GOLD FEVER”, but this time, …. it’s “green gold”.
Mike Bouton (a grower) “give me Liberty or give me death” as if it’s his right …… is shown screaming at his wife, and his neighbors as well; they paid for a legal survey which shows that he’s planted his pot plants on their property ….. his immature ranting goes on about his ability to protect himself and in his eyes, the bad guys are always others as he continues down the paranoia trail he’s lost on.
Depending on which side of the question you see it from, you can see the other side as unjust, but the truth is, no medicine has ever been considered safe when smoked … no medicine whose dosage is so random can be considered safe …… That it’s promoted as medicinal is a sham and those who are too impatient to wait for the science to back up any claims are ruining it for those who may benefit …… and that’s if it has any beneficial qualities at all.
As a former user, 30-some years ago, I sat in on meetings where “legalization activists” presented to us, their new idea – to claim it was medicinal … and though it would take years, … that would be the winning tactic to sway public opinion …. and if one backs off and evaluates things objectively, that’s exactly what’s happened! With the help of those who would destroy the core of American values, the media and the druggies (traitors, one and all) are slowly and consistently scamming the public.