Debuts Interview with Weed Land author Peter Hecht; Unveils YouTube Channel: “Cannabis: Medical, Recreational and Legal"

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Fourth Installment in Video Series “Pot Goes Public” Studios, producers of original, compelling video programs, today announced the debut of the video “Weed Land: Inside the Cannabis Industry” featuring an interview with Peter Hecht, author of Weed Land. The video is the fourth installment in the Studios original video series “Pot Goes Public.” The video series is also featured on the new YouTube channel “Cannabis: Medical, Recreational and Legal,” which provides provocative insights on the legal marijuana industry.

An award-winning journalist, Hecht covered marijuana issues for four years as a Senior Writer for The Sacramento Bee. In Weed Land, Hecht chronicles a transformative epoch for marijuana in America, revealing the changing political, legal, economic, and social dynamics that paved the way to legalization. In conversation with Michael Montgomery, reporter and producer at The Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED Public Radio, Hecht explains the transformation of medical marijuana from its underground, outlaw status to a burgeoning, billion-dollar retail-industrial complex on the verge of mainstream legalization today. Watch the entire interview on here.

The “Pot Goes Public” video series from Studios can also be found on the new YouTube channel dedicated to video content around the cannabis industry: “Cannabis: Medical, Recreational and Legal.” The first video in the series, "Profits from Pot: Investing and Legalization,” features a conversation with Christian Groh, COO and co-founder of Privateer Holdings, a private equity firm focused on the cannabis marketplace. The second video “Breaking the Drug Taboo ” features an interview with Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group and member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. The third video “Marijuana 101: Lessons from Oaksterdam ” features an interview with Dale Sky Jones, Executive Chancellor of Oaksterdam University.

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