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Title U.S./Canada grass wars
Published 2006


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  070.4332 Fco/Rre  2006/03/18 (DVD)  TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (40 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Series Foreign Correspondent (Television program)
Summary North America correspondent Mark Simkin, goes north of the border to report on Canada’s biggest growth industry dope. He travels to the picturesque province of British Columbia, which is at the centre of the multi-billion dollar trade. Growers specialise in indoor operations, using private homes with powerful lights and carbon dioxide to make the plants grow faster and stronger. The result is some of the most powerful cannabis in the world, known as “BC Bud”. Huge quantities of this powerful “BC Bud” are being smuggled into the US, and the Americans are putting pressure on the Canadian government to crack down on the easy going cannabis culture. The US is trying to extradite Canada’s self-styled “Prince of Pot”, Marc Emery, who runs a huge marijuana media empire, built with funds from his former mail order seed business with thousands of clients in Canada, the US and Australia. If the extradition succeeds, Emery faces 35 years in prison for a crime the Canadian authorities refuse to prosecute.
Performer Reporter: Mark Simkin
Notes Off-air recording of ABC's Foreign Correspondent broadcast re-broadcast March 18, 2006. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
No rating given
Subject Marijuana industry -- Canada
Marijuana -- Government policy -- United States
Marijuana -- Government policy -- Canada
Author Simkin, Mark
ABC-TV (Australia)