Cannador CEO Zane Witzel is producing a mini docu-series that showcases cultivators and culture in recreationally legal states across America called Growing Wild. The first episode focuses on the Portland marijuana scene, which is growing rapidly since it was legalized in the state in 2014, coming into effect the following year. The 45-minute episode takes an in-depth view at the city and those involved in the industry and also features interviews with prominent professionals such as Mowgli Holmes, Samantha Montanaro, Lee Henderson, Sara Batterby, Richard Vinal, Mason Walker, Jeremy Sackett & Emma Chasen.
“I wanted to create something that would help shed light on the culture and cultivation of cannabis in recreational states because there's a very apparent disconnect between the science and social consensus of cannabis legalization. Traditionally, one follows the other, but our government is having difficulty pushing past the irrational scheduling of cannabis that was made almost 50 years ago,” says Witzel about the docu-series. “
“Over the past three years, I've been having general conversations with people from around the U.S. on the topic of cannabis and I've found it to be awkward given this disconnect, so I'm taking an investigative approach to learn about what's going on from the ground up. I'll be talking with businesses, growers and scientists to understand more of their world and how it all fits into the big picture. I also want to show that in this time of extreme division over everything but the law of gravity, our country is starting to see the benefits of cannabis, particularly the health benefits of CBD. It's an exciting time and I want to capture it on film.”
Watch the first episode now and stay tuned for more episodes from the series soon.