Joint Ventures: Inside America's Almost Legal Marijuana Industry

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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.

Author: Trish Regan
Publisher: Wiley
Published: 04/01/2011
Pages: 265
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.07lbs
Size: 9.31h x 6.45w x 1.04d
ISBN13: 9780470559079
ISBN10: 0470559071
BISAC Categories:
- Business & Economics | Industries | Agribusiness
- Social Science | Criminology
- Social Science | Agriculture & Food (see also Political Science | Public Poli

About the Author
TRISH REGAN co-anchors "The Call" every week-daymorning 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.