The Union Documentary Trailer

Ever wonder what British Columbias most profitable industries are? Logging? Fishing? Tourism? Ever think to include marijuana? If you havent, think again. No longer a hobby for the stereotypical hippie culture of the 60s, BCs illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into an unstoppable business giant, dubbed by some involved as The Union. Commanding upwards of 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 it?- Medicine, paper, fuel, textiles, food, etc. Are we missing something?Follow filmmaker Adam Scorgie as he dives head first into Canadas 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.Nobodys 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.
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Uploaded 06/01/2007
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