What do you think this Beating Blindness & White Collar Weed (VICE on HBO: Season 4, Episode 4) video?
Doctors and researchers are making incredible strides in the fight against blindness with new assistive technologies and advances in surgical techniques. This means that many patients who’ve lost sight entirely can now regain visual perception and the independence that comes with it–a process that can be as disorienting as it is freeing.
Small-scale weed farmers have been fighting to legalize marijuana for generations–but the closer they get to ending the prohibition on pot, the closer they get to a new threat: corporate takeover of their way of life. VICE’s Hamilton Morris travels to California’s infamous Emerald Triangle to meet struggling mom-and-pop growers, and visits with the investors and entrepreneurs eager to cash in on the next big consumer market–even if it could put the small guys out of business.
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