The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007)
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Ever wonder what British Columbia's most profitable
industries are? Logging? Fishing? Tourism? Ever
think to include marijuana? If you haven't,
think again. No longer a hobby for the
stereotypical hippie culture of the ’60s, BC's
illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved
into a seemingly unstoppable business giant,
dubbed by those involved as 'The Union'.
Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually,
The Union’s roots stretch far and wide, directly
and indirectly affecting all areas of our
society. With 65% to 85% of all 'BC Bud'
being exported to the United States, it's clear
that the BC marijuana trade has become an
international issue with consequences that extend
far beyond our borders. When there are record
profits 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 prohabition work?
-What would happen if we taxed it?
-Medicine, paper, fuel, textiles, food, etc.
Are we missing something here?
Follow filmmaker Adam Scorgie as he dives
head first into Canada's most socially
acceptable illegal activity. Along the way,
Adam demsytifies 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,
criminalogists, economists, psychologists, medical
doctors, politicians and pop culture icons,
Scorgie explores the cause and effect nature of the
business behind getting high. Nobody's 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.
The basic point of this documentary is to present
the facts about Marijuana. It focuses less on the
BC market and more on the reasons why marijuana
should be viewed in the same light as alcohol and
tobacco. It argues for the legalization of
marijuana. The argument is compelling and factual
with many legititamate sources.