The Union – The Business Behind Getting High

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BC’s illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a business giant, dubbed by some involved as ‘The Union’, Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually. With up to 85% of ‘BC Bud’ being exported to the United States, the trade has become an international issue. Follow filmmaker Adam Scorgie as he demystifies the underground market and brings to light how an industry can function while remaining illegal. Through growers, police officers, criminologists, economists, doctors, politicians and pop culture icons, Scorgie examines the cause and effect nature of the business – an industry that may be profiting more by being illegal.

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?

The Union – The Business Behind Getting High, 4.8 out of 5 based on 17 ratings

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77 Comments

  • Inochi 5 years ago

    Awesome doc.
    edit: btw whoever rated this doc a 1, fuck you.

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  • Tyler 5 years ago

    I agree with Inochi this doc was amazing crammed with very important info, but then again if you dont already know this info you prob should just turn back on fox news.

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  • tom magnusen 5 years ago

    Thanks for putting this on here , I was going to email you and mention it but I guess I dont have to. Excellent Documentaries , one of the better one that I have seen on Marijuana.

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  • Mich307 5 years ago

    Where can I buy an HD quality DVD?

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  • Bunnington 5 years ago

    Right on!!

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  • truthfox 5 years ago

    wow… i dont smoke but fuck it im bout to go find some and fire that shit up…peace and love…

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