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Peace in Medicine: Inside California's Medical Cannabis Industry

Go inside the professional operations of Peace in Medicine, a licensed cannabis dispensary in Northern California that finds itself under seige from the Federal government. 

Carl Kerwick, CFO of Peace in Medicine Healing Center in Sebastopol, California, takes you on a guided tour of their flagship dispensary, and explains the pitfalls of attempting to operate such a business in the current political climate.

This video was produced by Charles Shaw for "After the War on Drugs: Envisioning a Post-Prohibition World,"  an openDemocracy symposium held in London UK, Sept 16-17, 2011. Produced by openDemocracy, The Exile Nation Project,, and the Tedworth Charitable Trust.


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About the author

Charles Shaw is an award-winning journalist, editor and filmmaker, and the author of the critically-acclaimed memoir Exile Nation: Drugs, Prisons, Politics & Spirituality. He is currently working on a new film called I’m Still Here, a documentary on Trauma and Healing that will be released in 2015.

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