National Geographic’s EXPLORER investigates marijuana, the most widely used illicit drug on the planet, in the one-hour show Marijuana Nation. Americans can watch it on Tuesday December 2nd (7pm & 10pm Pacific time), Saturday December 6th (4pm), Tuesday December 9th (3pm).
In most countries, this plant is illegal; some brand it as dangerous; others seem to look the other way. In the U.S. the federal government places it in the same category as heroin. Across the globe, bold growers plant gardens in national forests, national parks and suburban homes converted into greenhouses. Scientists who study this plant consider it among the most complex in the plant kingdom with 400 active chemicals and compounds. And in California alone, the marijuana trade out paces the entire wine industry, placing it among the largest cash crops in the United States. Intertwined with culture, economics, law enforcement and perhaps medical miracles, this plant holds both peril and promise.
See previews on YouTube!
Part One: Marijuana Nation
Part Two: Pothead Paradise
National Geographic EXPLORER
Tuesday, December 2nd, 7pm & 10pm
Saturday, December 6th, 4pm
Tuesday December 9th, 3pm