A new television series examining the issues surrounding medical marijuana in Colorado will begin airing on the National Geographic channel next Wednesday, Feb. 22, one week after storefront dispensaries in Fort Collins were forced to close.
“American Weed” airs at 8 p.m. Mountain Time. The multi-episode series chronicles the months leading up to the November 2011 vote on Proposition 300, with interviews with proponents and opponents of the measure, dispensary owners, patients and growers in Fort Collins. Passage of Prop. 300 resulted in all dispensaries in the city limits shutting down on Feb. 14. The documentary explores the question of whether public sentiment is turning against further legalization of marijuana, based on Colorado’s experience.
Episode guide and previews can be found at on the National Geographic website.