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California's Green Rush: Marijuana TV Show Now Airing on Local Station

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When Orange County's independent TV station KDOC dumped Cannabis Planet, it wasn't too hard for executive producer Brad Lane to find a willing provider. As of August 13th, the half-hour show has been airing twice weekly on another local indie station, KJLA, which reaches around five million SoCal households, according to the New York Times in a profile of the show.

The show "focuses on medical, agricultural and industrial uses of the hemp plant, purposely ignoring marijuana’s recreational aspects," reports the Times, noting that viewers see very little smoking.

Lane came up with the idea when he noticed advertising in local newspapers for medical marijuana had greatly increased. “It was the only market segment that I saw growing,” he said. And in a short period of time, the show is now turning a profit, even paying for a billboard in Hollywood.

The show airs every Thursday and Saturday at 11:30 p.m. (check out to find it here). You can also watch the first episode below: