LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Are people who consume cannabis lazy unemployed losers? If you watch most television shows, they depict stereotypical stoners like the old Dazed and Confused types. The Hollywood Reporter stated, "While recent shows such as Ballers and Disjointed depict the cannabis industry, some cannabis professionals believe they are "out of step with the times." Introducing "The Marijuana Show"; a show about smart and savvy people premiering its third season on Amazon Prime.
The popular show is like "Shark Tank and The Profit meets Survivor" as nine savvy and engaging entrepreneurs pioneering a multi-billion dollar marijuana industry compete for mentor-ship and investment. Cast members are put through emotional, physical and professional challenges and one contestant becomes the next marijuana millionaire.
The show is the brainchild of the dynamic duo, Wendy Robbins and Karen Paull, leaders in this movement: "In 2014 we had the idea to look for the next marijuana millionaire... That became our tagline. We bootstrapped the production and two weeks later we had 200 people audition in Denver. The show became a huge hit and a year later we got a million dollar investment to finance future production," said Karen Paull.
Massive mainstream press helped the show be seen by Millions; with season 3 projected to be seen by 10 million people. There is a huge audience for smart cannabis shows especially since over 60 percent of Americans think cannabis should be legalized and It is medically legal in 30 states. Miner & Co. Studio's survey results of several hundred cannabis users reveal that over 86 percent are employed full-time and 77 percent make more than $75,000 a year.
"Our timing to distribute the show now is to help educate and advocate before the midterm elections. We produce our show to stop the stigma, to end prohibition and the futile war on drugs," said Wendy Robbins, director/producer.
The Marijuana Show was created to end the misguided stigma and the reefer madness myths while educating prohibitionists on the plant's medical benefits. The show has offered $20 million and now the producers are launching High Finance, a cannabis and hemp equity fund, because of the powerful demand by investors to be part of this growing market.
Who are the contestants on Season #3? The producers held auditions all over the country searching for the Next Marijuana Millionaire. The cast has fascinating and emotional backstories, coupled with unique products or services.
Wendy Robbins and Karen Paull are the hosts, mentors and represent their investment fund on the show.
- Restored Balance's CEO, Heather Lawrence, a mom of eight children lives in Utah, created a natural CBD skincare line that has been called immortality in a bottle.
- Mark Restelli, CEO of Hwy was a professional football player with a career-ending injury. He pitches for an investment for the "cliff bar of cannabis."
- Jessica Ferranti representing Sesh Technologies has a machine that can roll 450 joints in 2 minutes.
- Matt Wilson and Nicole Wicker pitch the Oblend, a home dispensary unit that blends the perfect wellness recipe.
- Lia Conzemius Luz competes to raise money for her hemp farm and products with Lumina Botanicals.
- Humanity's Erai Beckmann's father died of liver cancer; motivated by love, he and his team created products to help patients.
- Chris Dell'Olio was building sites with his best friend since he was 14. He is now 23 and is Webjoint's CEO.
Mentors include: Bob Hoban and Brent Johnson of The Hoban Law Group, the premier cannabis law group and Bob Eschino, founder of Incredibles. Sponsors include: Incredibles, Hoban Law Group, Reliable Bud, Cannakorp and Vapor Connoisseur. The show was filmed in Taos, New Mexico with help from the New Mexico Film Commission.
#The Marijuana Show was created and produced by Wendy Robbins and Karen Paull, a Green Equity Media Production. Release Details: Episodes 1 - 5 August 1st and episodes 6 - 9 launching in the Fall. For more information: www.themarijuanashow.com. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. A short trailer can be seen here: Preview of Season 3.
Contact: Karen: 213-718-1804 [email protected]
The Cast of Season #3
The finale of Season #3 is filmed on location in Taos, New Mexico. These are the cast and crew, the authentic faces of the Cannabis industry.
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