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Is the tv show “weed country” fake?

It seems super fake, Matt Shotwell is facing 8 years, but yet he is transporting marijuana to another city on television? and the other guy who got his gun permit suspended and what not, he shows his marijuana on television, his garden, how hasnt he gotten arrested yet?

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This show is so fake! Of course weed is grown, but these “legends” are dumb asses looking to cash in on T.V. money. You see, when California passed proposition 215, it killed off much of the money supply coming in to the Emerald Triangle ( Mendocino, Humboldt, and Trinity counties), leaving these desperate people to participate with their tiny (in comparison to most) gardens on a poorly written television show. Yes, the characters are somewhat accurate. Most people who come here from Vallejo have a sort of Spun Out personality, and they are usually white gangster wanna be types that are rejected from Oakland. The pot farmers are typical types too. These people shown are no celebrities here in “Trinity”.This show is pathetic and will ruin anything good left in the Real Nor Cal.

It is real. That doesn’t necessarily mean the cops didn’t prepare his story. That could be so the cops can still concentrate on their job and so they say “ummmm” every two words. Plus, if it was fake, one would write the script with proper grammar, at least for the cops. A lot of the subjects use double negatives. The cops will say, “Where’s he at?” which is extremely poor grammar. One subject asked an officer about the camera. The cop said it’ [the camera] was an FYI deal. Plus, the camera shakes when the camera man runs, a camera man was killed by a subject while filming, and every so often the boom mic drops in front of the camera. I am surprised that the subjects act so stupid, but, really, when it comes to silly people, they don’t care who sees them acting like fools. There was an episode where a woman wanted to hire a hit man to kill her husband. They showed footage from the hidden camera, and the setting up of the crime scene so they can arrest that woman. That case is

It seems super fake, Matt Shotwell is facing 8 years, but yet he is transporting marijuana to another city on television? and the other guy who got his gun permit suspended and what not, he shows his marijuana on television, his garden, how hasnt he gotten arrested yet?

Counterfeit cannabis products stoke black market for California weed

Loudpack Farms had a multimillion-dollar problem.

An award-winning marijuana vape pen that was among the most profitable items sold by the cultivator had begun turning up at unlicensed weed dispensaries across California, its signature black box with the image of a red-eyed, stoned-out-of-his-mind playing-card king beckoning customers.

As it became clear that someone was counterfeiting the Kingpen brand, Loudpack Farms spent $2.5 million on new packaging and hardware last year to distinguish it from the knockoffs.

“The counterfeit market started replicating what we were doing almost as quickly,” said Daniel Corral, head of sales at the Monterey County firm.

Kingpen’s struggles are emblematic of a dilemma that California’s fledgling legal marijuana market is facing: a proliferation of counterfeit cannabis products that’s cutting into the profits and reputations of some of the state’s most popular legal brands while boosting sales in a thriving black market.

Fake vape pens and other knockoffs flooding the state are also raising safety issues: Like all products sold outside licensed dispensaries, counterfeit items are not tested for pesticides and other contaminants, leaving some concerned the items could pose health risks.

Weedmaps has been criticized for years for helping unlicensed dispensaries flourish as California struggled to permit businesses and regulate the industry. The app will no longer list unlicensed operators.

Licensed cannabis cultivators and businesses can’t distribute their wares to unlicensed dispensaries and delivery services without risking punishment from regulatory agencies, meaning any brand-name item that customers find in an illegal shop is almost certainly counterfeit.

“Any of those black market shops that you go into and have brands, that’s just like you going to the flea market on the weekend and getting your Prada shirt for $5,” said Ryan Jennemann, founder of THC Design, a Los Angeles cultivator that has also been a victim of counterfeiting. “That ain’t a Prada shirt.”

Although those in the cannabis industry differ on the severity of the problem, most agree counterfeit items are providing a boost to unlicensed dispensaries, which can sell marijuana at much lower prices than their legal counterparts by skirting state and local taxes.

Earlier this year, a Times report found there were at least 220 illegal cannabis dispensaries in Los Angeles, more than the number of licensed operators in California’s largest marijuana market. Though the state’s above-board weed businesses are on track to record more than $3 billion in sales this year, a rebound after 2018 revenues fell well below projections, that figure still lags far behind the $8.7 billion expected to be spent on unregulated cannabis in California in 2019.

The extent of counterfeiting remains unclear and has not been treated as a priority by regulatory and law enforcement agencies, many in the cannabis industry say.

Alex Traverso, a spokesman for the Bureau of Cannabis Control, said the agency was trying to discourage customers from shopping at unlicensed dispensaries and warn people about counterfeit products through a public awareness campaign this summer.

The BCC has received 38 complaints about counterfeit products through its online reporting portal since December 2017, Traverso said. The California Department of Public Health said it had received 21 similar reports since May of this year.

It is highly unlikely that either figure captures the breadth of the problem. Corral said he had filed dozens of complaints about fake Kingpen products with state agencies in the last two years alone. A spokesman for the parent company of Stiiizy, another popular vape pen in California, said he had found hundreds of instances of knockoff versions of its products being sold online.

In recent weeks, a Times reporter visited several unlicensed cannabis dispensaries in Wilmington, Koreatown, Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley, finding knockoff versions of vape pens and edibles produced by popular brands including Kushy Punch, Korova, Stiiizy and Kurvana.

One of the counterfeit items, a marijuana brownie bearing Korova’s logo, claimed to contain 1,000 milligrams of THC. It is illegal to sell an edible that contains more than 100 milligrams of THC in California.

A representative for Korova said it had received a complaint about the same fake product being sold in Southern California before, and asked where The Times had found the product so the company could investigate further. Multiple e-mails and calls seeking comment from Kushy Punch and Kurvana were not returned.

Daniel Yi, a spokesman for Stiiizy, said the company had done its best to educate customers about how to spot fraudulent merchandise and issued a number of cease-and-desist letters. But, Yi warned, dealing with counterfeiters is like a game of “whack-a-mole.”

“The fakes keep getting better and better,” he said.

All across California, knockoffs of popular cannabis products are popping up, helping to keep the state's flourishing black market alive.