What happens when California dreaming becomes a nightmare? When people head to Humboldt County, California in search of quick riches in the form of marijuana, often times they are unaware ...
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What happens when California dreaming becomes a nightmare? When people head to Humboldt County, California in search of quick riches in the form of marijuana, often times they are unaware of the price they might ultimately pay in the illegal cannabis growing capital of the United States. The area produces at least 60% of the black market marijuana crop in the US, and also leads the state in missing persons cases. The series dives into the disappearance of one of these individuals, following the trail of 29-year-old Garret Rodriguez who goes missing on Murder Mountain. His disappearance and the events surrounding the investigation into his whereabouts threaten to expose a wild, lawless place, and will forever change the local community. The area known as Alderpoint - commonly known as Murder Mountain by residents, is not only mountainous and spacious but a surreal, little corner of America. "Viewers will get an up close and personal look at a cast of isolationists, outlaws, vigilantes ...Written by
A story of murder, guns, drugs, corruption, vigilantism, poverty, greed and idealism. As unsatisfying the results of the main case in this documentary are, the future gets an equally bleak outlook for the county from the film makers. A bad look for the cannabis industry too. I'm glad I watched the whole thing because the first 2 or so episodes had me asking if this was a Reefer Madness 2.0 type of thing. It isn't but it really doesn't take a positive view. But one of the things that really stood out was the incompetent and overwhelmed police. The enforcement at the end highlights how broken everything is.
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