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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. 

Charles Shaw
20 March 2012

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, KnowDrugs.net, and the Tedworth Charitable Trust.

 

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