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Title The union : the business behind getting high
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 60 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Summary Ever wonder what British Columbia's most profitable industries are? Logging? Fishing? Tourism? Ever think to include marijuana? If you haven't, think again. No longer a hobby for the stereotypical hippie culture of the '60s, BC's illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into an unstoppable business giant, dubbed by those involved as 'The Union'. Commanding upwards of {dollar}7 billion Canadian annually, The Union's roots stretch far and wide. With up to 85% of all 'BC Bud' being exported to the United States, the BC marijuana trade has become an international issue with consequences that extend far beyond our borders. When record profits are to be made, who are the players, and when do their motives become questionable? - Why is marijuana illegal? - What health risks do we really face - Does prohibition work? - What would happen if we taxed - Medicine, paper, fuel, textiles, food, etc. Are we missing something? Follow filmmaker Adam Scorgie as he dives head first into Canada's most socially acceptable illegal activity. Along the way, Adam demystifies the underground market and brings to light how such a large industry can function while remaining illegal. By interviewing experts from around the globe, including growers, clippers, police officers, criminologists, economists, medical doctors, politicians and pop culture icons, Scorgie examines the cause and effect nature of the business behind getting high. Nobody's innocent in this exploration of an industry that may be profiting more by being illegal. Join Adam Scorgie as he unravels the mystery of The Union. Winner of National Film Board award for "Best Canadian Documentary", 2007 Edmonton International Film Festival. Winner of "Outstanding Feature Documentary", 2007 Winnipeg International Film Festival. Winner of "Best Canadian Documentary", 2008 Okanagan Film Festival. Official Selection of 32 International Film Festivals. "If you get completely baked and see just one documentary on the illegal, immoral drug war, this is the one. Very entertaining, even if you're not high" -Bill Maher, Host of Real Time with Bill Maher & Politically Incorrect. "The Union is more like a firecely intelligent personal essay. And it works" -Pete Croatto, American Movie Classics Film Critic. "The most compelling Canadian Documentary I've seen since The Corporation" -Jason Whyte, EfilmCritic.com
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by Score G Productions in 2007
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Marijuana industry -- British Columbia.
Documentary films.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Made-for-TV movies.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Kanopy (Firm)