Summary of Joint Ventures

Inside America's Almost Legal Marijuana Industry

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Joint Ventures book summary
In the United States, cannabis is big business. Learn how it works and look into its likely legal future.


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Weed, pot, ganja, bud, grow, cannabis, grass – whatever term you prefer, in the United States, marijuana is an industry. Television reporter Trish Regan produced the two most popular documentaries in the history of the CNBC television network, Marijuana Inc. and Marijuana USA. Here she brings her remarkable expertise – and occasional TV-reporter glibness – to presenting the scale and scope of the business of growing, selling and reselling marijuana in the US. She meets farmers, medical marijuana dispensary owners, former smugglers, Drug Enforcement Agency agents, local cops, cancer patients and government representatives. Her breezy tone doesn’t always serve the material, but her anecdotal portrait of a multibillion-dollar industry remains compelling and revelatory. getAbstract recommends her inside knowledge to anyone with a historical, political, recreational or commercial interest in the topic.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How laws both forbidding and allowing marijuana evolved in the United States
  • How and why some states dispense “medical marijuana,”
  • How much money the US marijuana industry generates
  • How other nations have handled issue of legalizing drugs


Against the Law
Growing, transporting, possessing and smoking marijuana is illegal in the United States. That is federal law, which supersedes state and local laws. Even so, hundreds of thousands of Americans use doctors’ prescriptions to buy marijuana legally. Hundreds of licensed medical...
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About the Author

Trish Regan hosts The Call on CNBC. She made Marijuana Inc. and Marijuana USA, the most-watched documentaries ever screened on that network.

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