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Vice has some very informative documentaries on youtube about a wide variety of topics. If you haven't checked them out you should.
In their latest, they visit Otherside Farms, one of California's premier medical marijuana shops.
"In a time where our economic is in shambles. I mean we're in trouble. And if we're not willing to look at possible solutions outside of the box we're doomed," says Chadd McKeen, the owner of Otherside Farms. "If money could grow on trees wouldn't we start growing those trees?"
Chad shows how his Irvine-based company helps patients cope with serious illnesses the natural way, all while dodging the feds.
"I really get a feeling you can't imagine when you help somebody that is coming in that is dying, And they say, 'Hey man I'm dying' and they tell me, 'I got x amount of months to live, I'm not going to be able to enjoy the last six months that I have.' And they say, 'I don't wanna take these pills. They make me constipated. I can't eat, I can't sleep.' And to give them a medicine and they come back a week later and they go, 'Oh my God, you have no idea. I stopped taking all my pain pills, I've stopped taking all my insomnia pills. I've stopped taking this, I've stopped taking that.' That's incredibly rewarding to me." Chad explained."
Chad also talks about feds raiding his home and business in January 2012. (Read about that here)
"I'm gonna keep doing things my way, that's the bottom line," Chad said. "You gotta kill me if you want me to stop helping people. Because I actually get off on the fact that you wanna stop me."
Peep the full documentary below.