Play Name the Neighbor in Tonight's Frontline Special–The Pot Republic
California’s pot industry gets a close look by Michael Montgomery of PBS Frontline. Above is one promo from the show but a better one that I couldn’t figure out how to imbed is here. Entitled One Sheriff’s Quietly Radical Experiment, it features local boy now Mendocino Sheriff, Tom Allman. Also on the 4 minute clip are Joey Burger from Humboldt Growers Association, Kim Nelson, Charley Custer, and a t-shirt from Grow It in the Sun. There are reputedly other locals on the show itself. It should appear on Tuesday, July 26th (tonight) at 9 pm on our local KEET TV.
The blurb about the show asks a crucial question, “With more than a third of all states now experimenting with some form of legalization and decriminalization — and several California counties attempting to openly regulate pot production — FRONTLINE and The Center for Investigative Reporting team up to investigate the country’s oldest, largest and most wide-open marijuana market. Is the federal government now moving to shut it down?”
I wonder if the show has any answers to the question that will shape the economic future of our area? I plan on watching online to find out.