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Marijuana, Inc.

Marijuana, Inc. is on tonight on CNBC at 9 pm and 1 am Eastern (8 pm/midnight Central)

While it may not be traded on Wall Street any time soon, marijuana has become a booming cash crop. CNBC’s Trish Regan goes behind the scenes to explore the inner workings of this secretive industry, focusing on Northern California’s “Emerald Triangle,” now the marijuana capital of the U.S. In this scenic pocket of America, the pot business, much of it legal under state law, now makes up as much as two-thirds of the local economy.

There is a poll on decriminalization at the CNBC site (Update:: as of showtime, with 14,000 votes, the poll is running 97% in favor of decrim vs. 2.8% against).
Trailer:

Review at New York Daily News

“Marijuana Inc.” adds up to a solid special with a well-supported and inescapable conclusion: The commerce is unlikely to change and the law has only a slim chance of doing more than containing the most violence-prone offenders.
When it comes to marijuana, a whole lot of people voted some time ago to just say yes.

Watch it, and then discuss it here.

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