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I know for sure that the show is 100% scripted. My co worker is an actor and just finished a lead role in an independent file. His "wife" is the good looking girl in Weed Country. Lol. She's a paid actress/model. Hey, TV is TV and reality TV is just for entertainment purposes only.
I get what you are saying! Its OBVIOUSLY staged and allot of it for entertainment purposes! HOWEVER it IS DOING a MASSIVE amount for showing the world that their is a HUGE need to decriminalize/legalize this AMAZING plant!!! If it can educate the world...I don't care if its staged!! :) James (New Zealand)
How is the show Cops a typical NON-reality reality show? Cause I would say it's probably the realist reality show on tv lol.
Sheriff Mike Weaver should stick to what he knows best....smoking pole.
Who was that asshat cop that said marijuana is 'worse' than alcohol? Ha ha ha ha haaa...
Seemed scripted to me, also. Plus, just boring, they spend 50% of the show on the set up and 25% re-covering the exact same shots and voice overs they just showed before the commercial break. The remaining 25% is fairly predictable (after so much build up) and not really all that interesting.
The reason I was skeptical to the show's reality is because the bank closed Mike Boutin's account. What self respecting weed grower trust's the banking system? Everyone knows they're connected with the government, even if he is growing legally why take the chance? Everyone knows the old saying "Don't put all your eggs in one basket." Always have some stashed somewhere else and only a little in the bank just for paying utilities and such.
THAT'S the reason you were skeptical? How about that, and oh, I don't know, EVERYTHING else about the show!!! Hahaha. I mean I'm only on the 3rd episode right now and the event you speak of hasn't even happened and the ZERO question in my mind that the show is fake/scripted. i just can't help but picture you watching the show all the way up to that point, all super into it, thinking it's real. Then the bank thing happens and you go "Heeeyyyy, wait a gosh darn minute!!" haha. OK OK, we all get it though, your very knowledgeable about how to operate a grow business, we're all very impressed. ;-)
Am always in pain until I sinking weed my life is so much better
cops keep the price up and also the violence. too bad they can't see that.
And another one. http://www.co.sisqjustice.c...
Here is another link I just found you should check out.
If you follow the links you will get:
which Mike Boutin, along with a lady named Julie Rose hosts every friday night. Haven't found any 'fake' people yet!
That show made me laugh, prohibition or no prohibition marijuana will always be here. I am 45 years old and starting smoking weed in my twenty's. I have a normal life and have worked and payed taxes all my life as well. I can buy weed any time from numerous dealers and have never had a problem getting it. That said it hasn't ruined my life i have never committed a crime to get weed I have never committed a crime while high on weed and it never was a gate way into hard core drugs for me like they say it will do. I would like to see it legalized just so the drug cartels and terrorist who grow for quantity and not quality would have to find another way to get money. Oh ya I laughed when that cop on the show says " we just saved another kids life" after that raid they did on a grow, c'mon dude why aren't they going after the meth labs or crack dealers.
Staged...poorly! Putting aside for a second that Shotwell is an actor, I just caught the episode (no, I have no idea why I actually watched it, but that's my problem) where he rolls up on Boutin's farm looking to make a buy. I think it was the final episode of the season. Shotwell appears to have wanted to visit Boutin, cash in hand, ready to make a buy...except there's one problem...BOUTIN AIN'T HARVESTED YET?!?!!? So we see Shotwell getting aggravated that Boutin won't just sell him some pounds so he can be on his way, but ANY PERSON THAT OWNED A DISPENSARY (and many, many people that do not) would know that those plants were at least 7+ days away from being ready for sale. So, from just a pure "storytelling" point of view this whole interaction does not make sense. What's really sad is that if they were going to stage the whole thing anyways they could have hired all actors and said that the characters were created by blending several people's stories and that by staging stuff they could actually give a more accurate representation since the real players would never allow themselves to be filmed.
Now that you have seen the entire season (one would assume), do you still feel the same? Or did you notice the way that the law enforcement's statements and claims about growers and users were subtly contradicted by showing their actions and behaviors in real life? The show actually ended the season with a montage of summarizations & statements that dispelled the myths about growers and users, and by way of editing, showed the flawed nature of the cops' claims.
Are these actors; or is this show real? One main guy on this show is an actor. (Does not look good for credibility). The dispensery own er is on 2 shows?.. Matthew Shotwell ... Role of Kevin Cross .... I (Almost) Got Away with It: Season 4, Episode 3. Got to Silence a Witness (20 Oct. 2011). TV Episode - Crime ... Episode credited cast: ... Matthew Shotwell
Good information. I saw on tv one of the cast of this show acting in another show. On "I almost got away with it." The man that had his dispensary in Valejo, Ca. raided; did an acting job on the other show.? He played a bald thug. This made no sense at all?
Now that this show is over I agree with JtR that it made law enforcement (particularly Winters & Sgt. Gilley) look like mindless clowns. It was difficult to watch and hard to believe that these crusading world improvers actually believe this crap! I thought the new show Pot Cops (1st episode) was better. It portrayed the cops as being more about doing their job as opposed to being crusaders. Maybe it's all in the editing.
I thought Pot Cops was a unrealiztic show also. I noticed how often the producers made it seem like every grower was armed and ready to shoot at the police. I dont smoke marajuana but I thought our country was, a democratic society where the people vote on how they want it run. I have learned otherwise in the last year. It seems to me, we have become a dictatorship run by the DEA and DOJ. This has become so sad. We are being run by a bunch of cops ever trying to increase their budget.
I think these shows are always super hit. The Sannabis show held in February was hit. The people learn more advanced methods of growing weed. The nutrients which to be used for growing healthier weed .A show will be held on the Spain on April 19 to 21 attend that you will come the benefit of the show.
Mike Bouton, request me please as a friend on FB; Carlo D'Angelo III. I would love to learn a few things from you and perhaps share some knowledge with you as well. You and your wife seem like good people and made a very good call regarding that piece of shit greedy hipster. If you live in the sunshine state, invest in LED's and power them with the sun.
I forgot what we were talking about ,I should stop smoking weed. bad for you memory.something about the first Marine Expeditionary force in Fallujuh if the sheriff mountain raiders in this made for TV sit com wanted to be run & gun Cowboys go up against a force that will fight rather than over kill for some peaceful Pot growers. I have a tip for Sheriff pot stoppers loose those beer-guts before you confront a real enemy like marines ran into in Fallujuh Iraq not Peaceful Oregon / California pot growers.
i watch because i enjoy a good comedy !!!
The entire show appears to be staged. Shotwell is definitely an "actor", if you can call him that. He's a very poor one.
Shotwell is such an 1d1ot, his great "idea" was just like any other normal business plan- and he acts like it is the most unique idea ever proposed. Then he goes on his big "run" and his plan is to follow a geo in a porsche? Why does he need to bring a big fat guy with him and another car? He could of just made the trip himself instead of being so dramatic about everything.........Shotwell is definitely a putz
Matthew Shotwell ... Role of Kevin Cross .... I (Almost) Got Away with It: Season 4, Episode 3. Got to Silence a Witness (20 Oct. 2011). TV Episode - Crime ... Episode credited cast: ... Matthew Shotwell
The Police do no service to themselves look like some grand pa wannabees wouldn't last 5 minutes with 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Marine combat team in Battle for Fallujah in Iraq It does not glorify law enforcement and their pointless money burning activities.like Jock the Ripper said. They will look back when the Big Phamacuetical companys are marketing this pot like the oil company's send us to Iraq and Afghanistan to fight their oil wars .keep that oil flowing .
These cops are a joke.. to say marijuana is WORSE than alcholo seriously???
That Matt guy is an Ahole, cocky and nothin but trouble. Ppl like him sends the wrong impression about why these growers are risking everything to help those who need it.
This show gives me headaches. I am tempted not to watch it, the Law Enforcement people are so ignorant of what marijuana actually does. Have you ever heard of a person hacking another person because he smoked weed? I haven't. But alcohol and the over-the-counter drugs produce horrific results in some people. It must be legalized.
Its funny, most sceens are of California,
I'v watched the new show twice and for the most part it's not all that great except for the fact it shows just how totally ignorant the law enforcement community is over marijuana both recreational and medicinal,I have to wonder if they have the remotest idea as to just how stupid they make themselves out to be
Correction, cops is as real as reality tv gets. Especially with all this bullshit on nowadays. You can't script episodes of cops.
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You ain't seen nothing yet & most of what you said went right over the heads of the Koolaid drinking NobsThe UN's Agenda 21 dictates our domestic policy from the local , state & federal governments. The Illegals are as I write this -Flocking at our Southern Borders like Locusts waiting to Swarm and why not - Free Housing, Free Medicare , Free Food Stamp Cards , Schooling for the Nina's and College for the older Kids. Do the tax paying Americans want to pay for all this ? Hell No but no one in Washington cares - a Coup Happened and our Government is no longer run by true Patriotic Americans - Why in the hell have has Homeland Security been buying billions of rounds of Ammo , thousands of assault military weapons , armored vehicles , etc. Why have Patriotic "we ain't gonna roll over Americans been likewise buying up guns and ammo like it was free ? Why - we shall all see - prepare for a Civil War II Cometh Your Way Soon
I think the gun was just for effect like you know build up suspense then boom I don't know thats what I think.
The Discovery Show Blog is totally censored , probably by Homeland Security Gestapo . So Why aren't these police in California going after the real criminals ? Why waste Tax Payer Monies going after citizens growing medicine? And it is in the Constitution that A States Rights Supersede any Federal Laws Applying to that state - so where are the legislators to stop the shutting down of the dispensaries? Well it's all about the money and these individuals are collectable with their large bank accounts , dope (and yes they steal the dope to sell themselves a cop is the biggest hypocrite known to man) jewelry , cars , property , etc.. These cops need to be going after all the MS13 gangsters and the rest of the Mexican Drug Cartel and stop the flooding of Meth and Heroin into this country?
The real scam is this fact - The Lawyers , Cops , Judges , Local Government Officials , Court Employees , Prisons , etc need to have weed to be illegal as they just make way to much money on it. These Tax Parasites need the revenue especially in these harsh times. They truly don't care about anything else but getting that revenue and that is why they don't go after the real thugs - that's just to hard of a job.
(They are actors). The dispensary owner; Matthew Shotwell ... Role of Kevin Cross .... I (Almost) Got Away with It: Season 4, Episode 3. Got to Silence a Witness (20 Oct. 2011). TV Episode - Crime ... Episode credited cast: ... Matthew Shotwell
These cops are a joke and totally clueless. This plant has been proven beyond any doubt to be a healing herb in many different applications. They are just trying to save their jobs as they are true tax parasites. Cops love busts as they get to steal and steal they do - drugs , cash O they love that cash - cars , guns , jewelery , boats , art airplanes - really unbelievable what they get away with . Go after the real thugs - the MS13 gangsters and their Meth and Smack that is flooding all across America
you understand, of course....that the cops have ZERO to do with the actual laws...and which laws they are required to enforce right? I know this is a very complicated thought....but the citizens/politicians of those states, as well as our federal government passed the laws, and it's placed on the police to enforce the law, not make the laws. If you want to change the actual problem, stop blaming the people who are doing there job serving our country, and go after the powers that actually set the laws, like your congressman
I would agree when it comes to keeping armed growers off of public lands but crusaders like Winters and Sgt. Gilley come across as Rambo wannabees intent on ridding the world of the evil reefer. They go way beyond "just doing my job". They are a good example of what is wrong some cops today.
LOL - Cops today don't give 2 sh*ts about any laws - they do want they want, when they want- Police brutality is completely off the charts and only going to get worse, hopefully the recent Supreme Court Decision will keep these thugs more in line. In my area they chased 2 unarmed men - riddled their car with over 140 bullet hits , shot both innocent men dead, yeah they enforce the laws anyway they see fit
That is a perfect response!
These cops are so f'n clueless acting like they are saving the world - this plant is proven beyond any doubt to be medicine - these tax parasites are just trying to save their jobs with revenue - cops love to bust as they get to steal and steal they do
what is this nonsense i don't even..
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If you hate reality tv, then why do you blog about it? Unless you think we like to hear you whine?
Show is awful. Everything staged. Pure garbage.
And poster "Jason Wilson" clearly has some connection to the show.
Oregon indoor is where it's at. All you clowns just need to go to Mexico with all those fucking grease balls and grow that garbage. You fucking thousand dollar a pound fucking idiots.