How Cannabis Can Revolutionize Our Economy

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PostTue Aug 21, 2012 6:12 pm » by Evildweeb

How Cannabis Can Revolutionize Our Economy: Author Doug Fine on "Too High To Fail"

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on Aug 21, 2012 by ReasonTV

"How can you have 56 percent of Americans in support of fully ending the drug war, and zero senators in support of it?" asks Doug Fine, investigative journalist and author of new book, Too High To Fail.

Fine sat down with ReasonTV's Tracy Oppenheimer to discuss his time spent in the cannabis capital of California, Mendocino County, and why he thinks this drug can help save the American economy. And it's not just about collecting taxes.

"The industrial [uses] may one day dwarf the psychoactive ones. If we start using it for fermentation for our energy needs, it can produce great biofuels," says Fine, "already, cannabis is in the bumpers of Dodge Vipers."

About 7:40 minutes.

Edited by Tracy Oppenheimer. Shot by Paul Detrick and Zach Weissmueller.

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