Select Page
New CNBC Original Marijuana Country : The Cannabis Boom

New CNBC Original Marijuana Country : The Cannabis Boom

Traditional media has officially caught on, people are interested in marijuana. Watching it, reading it, hearing about it, marijuana has become part of the daily news narrative. Capitalizing on this interest CNBC announced a new original ‘Marijuana Country: The Cannabis Boom’ airing Monday, January 5 at 9 PM ET. NBC News correspondent Harry Smith narrates the special that is to tell “the story of a rising American industry that’s created fortunes and controversy.” By the sounds of it, I wouldn’t expect anything terribly groundbreaking if you’re at all familiar with marijuana landscape.

Th show profiles one of Colorado’s most likable figures Andy Williams of Medicine Man and a surprising cannabis businesses in Ohio owned by a Navy Vet, on track to make $10 million in revenue from the production of marijuana extraction machines. Beyond the commerce of cannabis the show is to profile Braden Fleming, a child suffering from Doose Syndrome looking for cannabis treatments in Colorado.

Some of the more original elements are the insights given into Colorado’s black market. The show reports that 60% of the marijuana consumer in Colorado is attained legally. Not completely sure where this figure came from or if there is any data to substantiate it, but it seems pretty far fetched. Smith proceed to go underground with two separate black market drug dealers to reveal their dealings on Craigslist and out of state drug runs. Attorney General of Colorado, John Suthers went as far to agree to Smith’s assertion that Colorado “was the new Mexico.”

While I don’t expect the special to reveal anything too shocking, CNBC does have a massive prime time TV audience. With the success of Shark Tank, The Profit, and other shows, High Country should get ample viewership.

Dispensary Gets A Reality TV Show On TruTV

Dispensary Gets A Reality TV Show On TruTV

As marijuana becomes more and more mainstream, it’s only natural that there be a reality TV show about it. Entertainment Weekly is reporting TruTV will soon begin filming a documentary on the Denver area dispensary Medicine Man. Beyond the normal allure of the marijuana business the show looks to highlight the marijuana tradition in the William’s family, spanning 3 generations.

Medicine Man operates their main location right near the Denver International Airport, making it a favorite amongst tourists. It’s a pretty amazing facility, serving recreational and medical customers, attached to a 40,000 square-foot grow operation with over 75 employees.

Jesse Rodriguez, left, a budtender, helps a customer on the medi

The show will document Medicine Man’s growth since legalization and the construction of their newest facility soon to open in Aurora, Colorado. The show is a product of Flame Ventures and Wilshire studios, with the pilot being produced by 24’s Tony Krantz. No official air date has been set for the series, we’ll be sure to keep you updated on any advancements.

(Disclosure: We personally know the folks at Medicine Man and are ecstatic they have be chosen to be a great face of our industry for the masses.)

Photo Credit: Slate

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

[data-image-id='gourmet_bg']
[data-image-id='gourmet_bg']
[data-image-id='gourmet_bg']
[data-image-id='gourmet_bg']
[data-image-id='gourmet_bg']
[data-image-id='gourmet_bg']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']