VICE

VICE

Rocky Mountain High And North Korean Defectors
Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  SBS VICELAND  |  February 26, 2017

The legalisation of marijuana in the United States is now a reality. On January 1 of 2016, Colorado lifted the prohibition on recreational marijuana use and now cannabis vendors can sell the drug from seed to smoke. This great experiment has subsequently brought forth a gold rush mentality for entrepreneurs seeking to capitalise on the nascent industry. At the same time, Mexican cartels are projected to potentially lose up to several billion dollars in profits. Federal laws make it difficult for businesses to use banks, giving life to highly trained security forces that protect weed profits. Businessmen, and even lawmakers are trying to capitalise on the potential success of the end of marijuana prohibition. David Choe looks at the rising entrepreneurs and businesses of this ever-growing trade.

The legalisation of marijuana in the United States is now a reality. On January 1 of 2016, Colorado lifted the prohibition on recreational marijuana use and now cannabis vendors can sell the drug from seed to smoke. This great experiment has subsequently brought forth a gold rush mentality for entrepreneurs seeking to capitalise on the nascent industry. At the same time, Mexican cartels are projected to potentially lose up to several billion dollars in profits. Federal laws make it difficult for businesses to use banks, giving life to highly trained security forces that protect weed profits. Businessmen, and even lawmakers are trying to capitalise on the potential success of the end of marijuana prohibition. David Choe looks at the rising entrepreneurs and businesses of this ever-growing trade.

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